Melanie Hall

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BACP (Accred.) Therapist: EMDR Europe Accred. Practitioner
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, TS12
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About me

** Thank you for looking at my profile. I am currently accepting new clients for online working. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries about how we can work together**

Do you find yourself thinking 'there has to be more to life than this', or feeling lonely and like you don't know where you belong? Maybe you keep making poor decisions and its become a pattern you feel you can't break out of. You may even have turned to alcohol, food, etc in an attempt to deal with difficult feelings. I can help you to get 'unstuck' and find a different way forward in your life.

I can help you to;

  • Understand the reasons behind your difficulties, and develop practical strategies that work for you.
  • Help you to heal from past traumas using NHS approved therapies - EMDR and Trauma-Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • Work on behaviours or ways of relating to others that cause you problems.
  • Recover from use of unhealthy coping strategies (addictive behaviours or substance misuse) and develop new, healthy ways to cope.
  • Improve self-esteem and confidence so you can achieve your personal and professional goals.

I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing), Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy to help you move on from your present difficulties. 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 online (using Zoom) at flexible times so that you can access the support that I can provide from the comfort of your own home.

Issues I am experienced in working with, are as follows:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Trauma
  • Addictions
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Managing life changes
  • Depression
  • Abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Work issues

How to get started:

Send me a message to arrange a brief telephone consultation where you can ask any questions you have and book your first appointment.

What to expect...

In your first session, we will work at your pace to understand the difficulties you are facing and plan our work together. 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. We will set therapeutic goals and review these on a regular basis to ensure that our work together is focused and on track. 

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience...

Working with anxiety, depression and difficult emotions...

I provide counselling and psychotherapy around a wide range of issues, helping you to develop coping strategies and get your life back on track. I deliver coaching for workplaces and individuals around personal and professional development, having more than 15 years of experience in leadership and management roles in local Government and charities prior to training as a therapist. I also offer supervision to other therapists.

Working with Trauma...

If you have experienced traumatic events in your life, recently or in the past, you can be left with a living legacy of difficult symptoms that affect you mentally and physically. This can continue to have a huge impact on you and your quality of life long after the incident(s) happened. I can help you to heal and move on from this, using NHS recommended therapies for trauma - EMDR and Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner so you can be assured of my experience in applying this approach.

Working with addictions...

I am passionate about working with people struggling with addictions, or who are worried that their use of alcohol or drugs, or other addictive behaviours has become out of hand. I believe in the importance of understanding what drives you to use these coping mechanisms and helping you to find 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.

Support for families affected by addictions...

I understand that you can feel very much alone if you have a loved one struggling with addictions and I am here to support you, whilst you are supporting them. Please see this article that I contributed to for some advice and information which you may find helpful. https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/what-christmas-is-like-when-someone-you-love-has-an-addiction-368361.

I work holistically, emphasising the importance of self-care in supporting emotional health, and I offer ‘Walking/talking therapy’ therapy (or Outdoor Therapy), 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.

My qualifications...

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing (EMDR) - EMDR Academy. I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner.
  • Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT) -NTA Ltd
  • Certificate in Supervision - Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - Counselling Tutor
  • 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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 - £80.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

I offer an initial 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 50 minute therapy session costs from £60 to £80. 

I run online support groups if you would prefer this to individual therapy - this can help you to build positive connections with others and reduce costs.

I offer a package of support for those struggling with addictions, please take advantage of the telephone consultation to find out more about this.

When I work

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I currently have space for new clients.

I offer face to face, online and telephone sessions at flexible times, including evenings.

Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, TS12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online

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Melanie Hall
Melanie Hall