Melanie Lamont

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Looe, Cornwall, PL13
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About me

Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and it may seem difficult to see a way forward.

Counselling can help by offering you the opportunity to talk over your situation in a confidential place with someone who is there to listen to you. Being in a trusting relationship where you do not feel judged can help you decide the best way forward for yourself.

I believe in walking alongside you as you make changes at your own pace; not pushing you forward or pulling you along.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling - University of Aberdeen
  • Introduction to Counselling Young People (11-18) - University of Strathclyde.
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • I have experience in private practice and working in a GP surgery with clients who have a wide variety of issues from anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol dependency, mental and physical abuse, bereavement and grief. Asking for help is the first step on the road to making a change and counselling can offer support along the way.
  • I have worked with young people at secondary schools who are facing difficulties ranging from worries about school work, friendship issues, bullying, anxieties about body image and self-harm. Allowing young people to talk to someone who sees them for themselves can feel like a lifeline when life is tough.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The above list is an overview of different presenting issues and I work with each client as a unique person who has individual needs. I work in a holistic way, accepting and embracing differences.

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £50 per hour.  Please ask if you would like to negotiate the fee.

I offer a free 15 minute introductory session to see if you are happy to work together. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

 I offer face to face sessions as well as online. Other times may be available on request. 

Further information

My background is in healthcare and I worked for many years as a radiographer specialising in mammography. I also volunteered with local charities supporting families with young children and people living with cancer. This led me to seek a way to develop a deeper understanding of how to help people more personally.

Looe, Cornwall, PL13

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Melanie Lamont
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