Melanie McDermott BSc, Dip Couns, MBACP
I am passionate about mental well-being for all. In these uncertain times, I offer a safe and confidential online space for clients to work through issues and gain a greater insight into their lives. My work is underpinned by the principles of the person-centred approach; empathy, non-judgement and genuineness; however my diverse, and extensive training and experience, allows me to work in a truly integrative way. I adapt my sessions to support the client to make effective positive change, therefore when appropriate, I use activities, worksheets, diagrams, creative materials and objects. I believe the most powerful communication sometimes requires the fewest words, yet delivers the greatest insights. Ultimately, every session is unique, just as each individual client is. As well as working with adults, I have extensive experience of working with older teens and young adults.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Practice & Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Integrative Counselling
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- PGCE in Further and Higher Education
- Certificate in Psychometric Testing
- Certificate in Well-Being Coaching
- Extensive and Regular CPD
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Work-related stress
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I regularly engage in some form of therapy myself. I feel this allows me gain an insight into how it feels to be the client, and for me, it is an essential part of self-care. Furthermore, I feel it is imperative that I help reduce any stigma surrounding attending therapy. Unfortunately many people wait until they are mentally, emotionally and even physically unwell before seeking therapeutic help. I am a firm believer that therapy, in one form or another, at any point in a person's life is valuable.
I offer online face-to-face counselling.
I work from my own, purposely designed and well resourced therapy room: The Therapy Room Stockport. I have flexible appointment hours. I also offer Well-Being Coaching and Mental Health Training and Workshops.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have very flexible working hours. Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings and Weekends.
Types of client