Melanie Joan Tucker MBACP

Melanie Joan Tucker MBACP

Rhondda Cynon Taff

07974 127 552

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About me

I work as an independent therapist from home and I offer a warm and friendly therapeutic service. My aim is to create a non judgemental environment in which my clients feel comfortable and safe enough to be able to reflect and consider how to live their lives with greater awareness. Together we will look at identifying your strengths, your unhelpful thinking patterns and to develop better ways for you to live. Counselling is a collaborative process and we go at a pace that suits you. Each session will last 50 minutes and what we talk about is confidential and entirely up to you.

I am an accredited therapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a member of The Association of Family Therapists. I am ASIST trained (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). I have gained experience as an individual and a couples' counsellor as well as a telephone counsellor.  I work in in a variety of settings which have included employer assisted programmes, privately and in the voluntary sector. I have worked with organisations such as Mind, Marie Currie and Cruse Bereavement Care.

I provide both short and long term counselling to adults. Sometimes people may need one or two sessions to create a better way of living for themselves whereas others may feel that nine or ten sessions are more appropriate. Together we can see what you want from your counselling sessions and end when you feel you have arrived at where you want to be.

I work with clients supporting them overcome anxiety, relationship difficulties and trauma both past and present

I offer appointments to suit your busy work/life schedule.

I am a  situated just off the A470, 7 miles north of Cardiff and 2.5 miles from Caerphilly. There is a bus stop just a 5 minute walk away.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Systemic Counselling (First)
Accredit edmember of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Mental Health First Aid
Bereavement Training and Care
Traumatic Death Training
Motivational Interviewing
Advanced Alcohol Brief Intervention Training
Management of Aggression & De-escalation Skills
Epilepsy Awareness Relapse Prevention
Vulnerable Adult Training
Counselling Skills & Popular Psychology

I have undertaken projects with a local mental health charity, a bereavement charity, at a drug and alcohol cessation rehab centre and at an NHS hospital.

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£40 individual face-to-face, £60 couples' 50 minute session.

Payment is by cash.

I do not charge a cancellation fee if 24 hours notice is given.

Further information

I accept referrals from GP Practices, other professional referrals, EAPs and self referral.

Maps & Directions

Cardiff, CF15

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Welsh


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


appointments are available to suit your busy work/life schedule

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme