Melanie Musson

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(MBACP Accredited) Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Winchester, Hampshire, SO23
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


Welcome. Westgate Counselling  is a private practice offering individual counselling in a comfortable, relaxed setting in the Winchester area and online. Sessions are provided by Melanie Musson - a BACP accredited, fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist.

I am currently only accepting clients wanting to work using EMDR.  This innovative, highly effective way of working is particularly helpful for those who have experienced traumatic life events and is the NICE recommended form of treatment for trauma and PTSD.  It can also be a more rapid and effective way of addressing phobias than traditional talking therapies.  

More Information

Please contact Westgate Counselling if you would like to know more about the counselling offered.   Alternatively, for further information and answers to some frequently asked questions please feel free to click here Westgate Counselling or visit the web site at

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications include a degree in counselling and psychotherapy, as well as one in psychology and currently balance my work with clients in private practice with my role as a qualified supervisor of counsellors. I have  previously worked at Southampton and Winchester Universities as  both a counsellor and mental health mentor.  I was previously a lecturer and tutor in counselling and psychotherapy for Middlesex University.

BA Hons (first class) Counselling and Psychotherapy - Middlesex University
BA Hons in Psychology - Durham University
Diploma in Supervision - Southampton City College
Certificate in Couples Counselling - Southampton City College                  EMDR certificate - EMDR Europe Association

I am committed to enhancing my practice and what I am able to offer clients, through continuing professional development. I therefore undertake additional training and attend relevant workshops, recent examples include: working with self harm, addictions and eating disorders, a certificate in child protection (NSPCC), art therapy and therapeutic sandtray work.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

Individual counselling £45 per session (50 minutes).  EMDR sessions may run to 1 hour.
Initial sessions £15 (30 minutes approx.)

One-to-one supervision £50 (90 minutes)
Group supervision £30 each (3 hours, max. 4 participants)
Some reduced rates available for students

When I work

Daytime appointments.  Currently online only

Winchester, Hampshire, SO23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Additional languages

German (conversational)



I am a qualified, experienced supervisor and work on either a one-to-one basis or within a group, depending on  preference.

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Melanie Musson
Melanie Musson