Melanie Hallows, MBACP (Accred)
Are you finding family life a struggle? Do you find parenting stressful? Would you like help to better understand your children's behaviour and improve family relationships?
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with experience providing therapeutic support to both children and adults. I have a specific interest in supporting Parents with their emotional wellbeing creating the foundations for raising resilient children and enhancing family relationships. Please contact me for a free telephone consultation. I charge £30 for the initial assessment.
I have worked for the last 6 years for a leading Children's Mental Health Charity providing therapeutic support to both Parents and Children. I have gained experience offering support with a variety of child related issues ranging from loss, bereavement, domestic abuse, self-harm, anxiety and depression, bullying, low self-esteem and special educational needs. I also have specific experience in supporting adults with issues relating to affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, co-parenting and custody issues and wider relationship issues including relationship difficulties with partners, children, extended family and within the workplace. I have also gained experience supporting adults coming to terms with the impact of historical abuse including emotional, physical, sexual abuse and neglect.
How Counselling Can Help
I am to provide a safe, confidential, impartial space for you to explore what's troubling you and to work through difficult or conflicting feelings.
This can help you to gain clarity and a different perspective.
Counselling can lead to a better understanding of self and enable you to rediscover your inner resources which can enable you to take the first positive steps towards change.
It can also help you gain insight into family dynamics including exploration of past and present relationships and lead to better understanding which is the first step to change.
Please take a look at my website melaniehallowscounselling.co.uk to see how counselling could help you.
I am Integrative trained, which means that I recognise all clients have different life experiences and that one approach does not fit all. I draw on different theoretical approaches which can aid my understanding and enhance the way in which I work.
Above all I place emphasis on the importance of the relationship between the Client/Counsellor and aim to provide a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental space for you to explore what is troubling you.
I also believe that in order to understand our difficulties today it can sometimes be helpful to explore our relationships with other significant people in our past. I work in a non-directive way, at your own pace.
Whatever the reason, you feel you need support with, please do get in touch.
Getting in Touch
Choosing the counsellor that feels "right" for you is really important but can also be daunting.
Take a look at my website melaniehallowscounselling.co.uk which hopefully will give you more of a feel for how I work and my experience.
Give me a call. I am happy to offer a free telephone consultation prior to our first meeting and answer any queries you may have.
Or, alternatively email me and I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.
I will then invite you in for an initial assessment session which will be at a reduced rate of £30. This gives you a further opportunity to ask any questions and get to know if we can work together.
I offer both short-term and long-term counselling. We will review as we go along and this is very much directed by you and your needs.
(Twickenham, West London)
My private practice takes place from a log cabin in my garden, separate from my home, in a quiet development in Twickenham, which provides a quiet, private, reflective space. I am close to Whitton and Twickenham British Rail and the A316, with easy access to the M3 or into London and many other good transport links. There is plenty of free, easily accessible parking. Wheelchair access available - just ask.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2004)
- Certificate In Counselling Children through Play (2012)
- Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors:
- Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
- Safe Lives: Domestic Abuse
- Hidden Harm: Drug/Alcohol Abuse
- BACP Online training: Self Harm
- Family Links trained parenting practitioner.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone consultation
Assessment Session: Reduced fee of £30
Fees are £55 per session which is 50 Minutes