Melanie Martin

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Beith, KA15 1JU
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, my name is Melanie. I am an experienced person-centred counsellor. I offer face to face and online video counselling on a one to one basis with people aged 16 plus. Daytime and evening appointments are available. 

Coming to counselling is a step in a positive direction and as your counsellor, I would be honest, listen non-judgementally, and be totally accepting while being integrated in the working relationship. My approach to counselling is to put you at the heart of the work we do together, with you taking the lead and setting the pace of your therapy.

I will provide a supportive space where you feel understood, heard and empowered to make positive changes in your life. Counselling appointments usually last an hour and can be on a weekly or fortnightly basis, whichever suits your circumstances. 

I have worked with people struggling with a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, addictions, bereavement, loss, loneliness, illness, stress, anger, self-doubt, self-esteem, self-harm and many more.

If you would like to get in touch or have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I am happy to be contacted by phone or email, whichever is best for you. If you reach out and I am not available, I will get in touch as soon as I can. I offer an initial 20 minute phone call for us to talk, for me to get an understanding of why you are seeking counselling and see if we are a good fit for working together. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I have an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Strathclyde University.
  • I have a BA Hons in Sociology
  • I have an HNC in Counselling from Reid Kerr College.

I am a registered member of the BACP. I can be found on the BACP register which means that I have been trained to a recognised standard on an accredited course. I work with the BACP's ethical framework which means that I attend regular supervision and continuing professional development.

I have experience of working for various charities, with people struggling with addictions, cancer diagnoses, and other issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss, loneliness, illness, stress, anger, self-esteem and many more. 

I have completed training in Alcohol and Drug awareness, Safe Talk Suicide training, Dialectical Behavioural Skills training, Cancer awareness and more. 

Member organisations

BACP
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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

An initial 20 minute call will be offered free of charge. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Sessions on a Monday can be face-to-face, online, or via phone call. 

Tuesday and Wednesday evening appointments are currently online or via phone call only. 

24 The Cross, Beith, KA15 1JU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp
Zoom
Melanie Martin
Melanie Martin