Hello, I am Melanie and I understand that life can be challenging sometimes. With its setbacks, traumas, failings and tragedies our life experiences can impact us in several ways. Counselling provides a safe and confidential place where our lived experiences can be explored to provide greater understanding and insight into who we are as individuals.
True strength is not just determined by one’s ability to win or succeed but rather the capacity to persevere through hardships. Knowing that difficult periods or disappointments in life are finite but hope is infinite, will empower one towards their therapy goals. As an Integrative Counsellor I provide warm, non-judgemental, supportive and emphatic therapeutic relationship. I believe my clients are the masters of their own lives and have within them the power to overcome what brought them into counselling. I draw on my training, experience, skills and techniques to work collaboratively with you to get to the underlining root of the issue to bring about clarity, healing and change. Our counselling sessions will allow you to understand yourself and your personal experiences to help bring self-awareness of your thoughts, actions and emotions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Master's degree in Psychology (MSc Hons) from the University of East London.
I have a degree in Psychology and Education Studies (BA Hons) from London Metropolitan University.
I have a degree in Counselling and Theology (BA Hons) from London School of Theology.
My objective is to do a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DCPsych).
I hold memberships with the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) as well as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and Divisional membership in:
BACP Children, Young People and Families
BACP Private Practice
I have completed several CPD training such as:
Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)
Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation
Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
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
My fees are:
£40 for daytime sessions
£45 for evening session
£35 Skype or telephone session
£25 Initial consultation
I offer concession rates for young people, students and those on no/low income or benefits