Melanie Hudson B.Sc, M.A, MBACP(Accred)-Durham Counselling,Psychotherapy & Reiki
People turn to counselling for a variety of reasons. Events may have occurred that have left you feeling confused, overwhelmed, sad or afraid. We all need a bit of extra help at times and counselling can be a place for you to make sense of what you are experiencing, make positive changes in your life and to increase your sense of well-being.
I will assist you to do this by providing a space where you will feel heard and understood. Where you are met with compassion and acceptance as I help you to try and make sense of your emotions so that life can begin to feel easier.
I am a humanistic integrative counsellor. This means that I place the building of a safe and trusting relationship with you central to my work, whilst integrating other approaches which I feel may be of benefit to you.
I am trained in EMDR for the treatment of trauma and PTSD. EMDR can help to reduce the intensity of past traumatic events so that they no longer impact you in the present. EMDR can also be used to help people overcome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Phobias.
I am conveniently located just a short walk from the centre of Durham and I am also easily accessible by car or public transport.
Please visit my website for more information on how I might be able to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and I am accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have 10yrs experience of providing one-to-one support through a variety of different roles. Some of these roles include Victim Support and providing student support and staff coaching at Durham University. I worked as a Practice Counsellor for GP surgeries in County Durham for 4 years before leaving to dedicate more time to private practice.
I am trained to Master/Teacher level in the complementary therapy of Reiki. I can offer this as a stand alone therapy or it to be alternated with Counselling appointments if you wished.
Please visit my website for more information about me.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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Fees for counselling, psychotherapy or EMDR:
Sessions are charged are £50 for a 60 minute appointment.
Fees for Reiki:
Sessions are charged at £40 for a 50-60 minute appointment.
I offer both short term and long term Counselling.
In addition to counselling & psychotherapy, I also offer the complementary therapy of Reiki. This can be done as either a stand alone therapy or combined with a counselling session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday: 8:30am until 16:30am Tuesday: 10am until 6pm Wednesday: 2pm until 6:00pm Thursday: 8:30am until 4:30pm Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|