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-judgmental, 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 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.
I am currently doing a Masters degree in Psychology (MSc Hons) from the University of East London which I will complete in August 2019.
My objective is to do a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DCPsych).
I hold membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS) 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are:
£35 for daytime sessions
£40 for evening session
£25 Skype or telephone session
I offer concession rates for young people, students and those on no/low income or benefits
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client