Melanie McDermott BSc, Dip Couns, MBACP

Melanie McDermott BSc, Dip Couns, MBACP

175 Heaton Lane
Stockport
Greater Manchester
SK4

07492 688571

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About me

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

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • The Therapy Room Stockport
  • The Therapy Room Stockport
  • The Therapy Room Stockport

Fees

Counselling £40

Coaching £90

Further information

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

Stockport, SK4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Availability

I have very flexible working hours. Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings and Weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations