Melanie Hall MBACP FdA (Merit) Counselling
Hi, I'm Melanie, an experienced, caring Counsellor offering private, confidential therapy. I am here to help if you are ready to make changes and feel better about yourself and improve your quality of life. Please take advantage of the FREE initial telephone consultation I offer so that you can see if I am the right therapist for you. I am currently accepting new clients for therapy from our counselling room in Cargo Fleet Business Centre near Middlesbrough.
During your first session, we will work at your pace to understand the difficulties you are facing, then plan our work together so that it is of greatest benefit to you. I am happy to work with you for just a few sessions, or you may wish to work on issues in more depth over an extended period of time, which I can also accommodate.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy, all underpinned by humanistic, person-centred principles. I work to high professional standards, providing complete confidentiality and privacy for my clients. My approach is non-judgemental, empathic and focussed on empowering you to develop greater resilience and more effective problem-solving strategies. I offer appointments near Middlesbrough, Saltburn, Skelton and via Skype or by telephone if this helps you to access the support that I can provide.
Issues I am particularly passionate about, and experienced in working with, are as follows:
- Anxiety and stress
- Loss and Bereavement
- Relationship issues
- Managing life changes
- Work issues
Training, qualifications & experience
I provide counselling and psychotherapy around a wide range of issues including trauma, anxiety and depression. I deliver coaching to individuals around work-related issues and professional development, having more than 15 years of experience in leadership and management roles in local Government and charities prior to re-training as a therapist.
I specialise in addictions counselling, using a structured approach with clients experiencing difficulties with alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, sex, etc. I believe in the importance of working with clients to understand what drives them to use these coping mechanisms and learn new ways to deal with emotions. Please ring me to talk about the comprehensive package of support I can offer if your use of alcohol, drugs or other substances is causing problems for you.
I work holistically, emphasising the importance of self-care in supporting emotional health, and I offer ‘Walking talking therapy’ to clients, using the natural environment to facilitate psychological therapy and physical health.
My other areas of interest are abuse, including domestic abuse, and childhood trauma. I work to the BACP Code of Ethics for the Counselling Professions and in accordance with this I have regular clinical supervision for all my work.
Foundation Degree in Counselling (Merit) - University of Teesside
NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory - Middlesbrough College
NCFE Level 2 Counselling Skills - Darlington College
Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement - Royal Institute of Public Health
Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership - University of Wolverhampton
Advanced Diploma in Management Practice - University of Newcastle upon Tyne
BSc(Hons) Environmental Studies - University of Hertfordshire
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation for you to ask any questions and see if I am the right therapist for you. There is no obligation to go ahead with therapy.
- Each one hour counselling session costs £45-£50, depending on location.
- Telephone and Skype sessions are available at £45 per session.
- Reduced fees are available for counselling and therapy trainees and for people with limited incomes, please enquire for details.
- I offer a package of support for those struggling with addictions, please take advantage of the telephone consultation to find out more about this.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am now available through the week from Monday to Friday, between 10am and 8pm and on a Saturday morning 10am to 1pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|