Melanie Lee

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Cockenzie, East Lothian, EH32
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I provide individual counselling over a wide range of issues such as relationship issues, affairs, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem/self-confidence, stress, life-changes, postnatal depression, identity and sexuality issues, trauma, abuse, loss and bereavement.

Please check out my website for more information. Or contact me on 07858 979 025 or to arrange a suitable time for an initial meeting.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor providing counselling to individuals UK-wide online and walk & talk sessions in East Lothian.

I previously worked as a counsellor in a GP practice for a decade, I have also provided relationship counselling at an organisation in Edinburgh and a GP surgery, counselled at a student counselling service, counselled women affected by rape and sexual abuse at another organisation and counselled women affected by postnatal depression.  Alongside my private practice I work two days a week counselling for a  healthcare organisation, teach counselling  and run bibliotherapy (reading and writing for therapeutic purposes) sessions.

I began my counselling training in 2005, going on to train at the University of Edinburgh where I qualified as a counsellor with a COSCA validated Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling with Distinction. I also have training from Relationships Scotland in couples/relationship counselling.

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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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual Therapy:
Sessions cost £60 and last for 60 minutes.

(There may be a few reduced-fee places for those on a low income or student counsellors - do check, daytime sessions only.)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I usually have availability Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7.30am-5.30pm, evening appointments may also be available- please ask.

Cockenzie, East Lothian, EH32

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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PVG Scheme

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Zoom online or walk & talk options can be adapted according to needs (some clients prefer less walking).

Online platforms




Integrative/pluralistic online supervisor. Core models person-centred and psychodynamic.

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Melanie Lee
Melanie Lee