Melanie Jane Hickling Person Centred Counsellor

Melanie Jane Hickling Person Centred Counsellor

5 Pelham Crescent North
The Park
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG7 1AR

3A Pelham Court
Pelham Road
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG5 1AP

07717 260151

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5 Pelham Crescent North
The Park
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG7 1AR

3A Pelham Court
Pelham Road
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG5 1AP

07717 260151

About me

I am a person centred counsellor and I offer a genuine therapeutic relationship in a safe, confidential and supportive therapeutic environment where you can express anything that is on your mind. I have been working as a voluntary counsellor for a charity in Nottingham and I continue to do my voluntary work alongside my private practice. I have gained a lot of experience working with a variety of presenting issues including clients experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal feelings and thoughts, obsessive compulsive disorder, survivors of suicide attempts, self-injury, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood abuse (male and female), rape and sexual assault (male and female), grief, loss and bereavement. I have been involved in counselling since 2008. I trained at The University of Nottingham and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am working towards accreditation. My practice is guided by the BACP Code of Conduct and Ethics.

To find out more about what person centred counselling involves: http://www.bapca.org.uk/about/what-is-it.html


Working with me can provide you with:

  • A safe and confidential space to explore what you are thinking and feeling.
  • A genuine therapeutic relationship based on trust, encouragement and support.
  • A counsellor who listens with acceptance and understanding rather than judgement and instruction.
  • A time and space where there are no conditions placed on your worth as a human being
  • A time and space to feel and talk about what you are thinking and feeling.
  • A time and space where you can ‘be’.
  • The opportunity to work at your own pace and explore material that is important to you
  • A time and space for self-reflection, self-awareness and self-discovery.
  • A time and space where you can experience a healing process .
  • Empowerment: discovery of your own solutions leading to trust in yourself and your own ability to make decisions and choose what is right for you.
  • A time and space where you can explore any personal traumas.
  • An understanding of who you are, your thoughts reactions and experiences.

Testimonials

"Thank you so much Mel for all your patience at what for me was such a difficult time"

"I have found you to be very gentle and supportive, you have enabled me to share my pain, thank you"

Training, qualifications & experience

ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts - The Sherwood Institute

ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills - Castle College

BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice - The University of Nottingham

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

I am currently undertaking a Masters Degree in Trauma Studies.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with


I have experience working with a variety of presenting issues including:

  • Depression
  • Suicidal feelings and thoughts
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Survivors of suicide attempts
  • Self-injury
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Childhood abuse (male and female)
  • Rape and sexual assault
  • Grief, loss and bereavement
  • Personal development

Fees

£25 for our first meeting and £40.00 per 50 minute session after.

Further information

I work with individual clients over the age of 18.

Continuing Professional Development


Grief and Loss

Working with Self-Harm

Secondary Traumatization of the Counsellor

Working in a Person-Centred Way with other theory thoughts

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Domestic Abuse

Honour Abuse and Asylum

Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse

Bereavement

Deliberate Self Harm / Empowerment

Issues and Perspectives around Sexual Minority Clients

Animal Assisted Therapy

Working with Carers

Mindfulness

Mental Health First Aid

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Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG7 1AR
Nottingham, NG5 1AP

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Please make contact for available times.Weekday appointments will be at 5 Pelham Crescent North. Saturday appointments are available at 3A Pelham Court.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults