Melanie Musson (MBACP Accredited) Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Welcome. Westgate Counselling is a private practice offering individual counselling in a comfortable, relaxed setting in central Winchester. Sessions are provided by Melanie Musson - I am a BACP accredited, fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist.
I have experience of working with clients on a wide variety of issues including: anxiety, panic attacks, depression (including bipolar and post natal depression), addictions, abuse, work related stress, relationship problems, bereavement / loss and issues relating to gender identity or sexuality. I also find clients often seek counselling as they feel 'stuck', lonely or disconnected from those around them.
I aim to provide a non-judgemental, confidential therapeutic space in which you may be able to explore difficulties you are experiencing and gain insight into yourself or your situation. This in turn may help to alleviate distress, enable you to find new direction or purpose and ultimately feel more fulfilled.
Sessions take place in a comfortable, professional practice based in central Winchester. Please contact Westgate Counselling if you would like to know more about the counselling offered or to arrange an initial appointment. 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 www.westgatecounselling.co.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include a degree in counselling and psychotherapy, as well as one in psychology and I am also a qualified supervisor of counsellors. I currently balance my private practice while also acting as a mental health mentor at Southampton University. I have also previously worked as 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Individual counselling £45 per session (50 minutes)
Initial sessions £15 (30 minutes approx.)
One-to-one supervision £50 (90 minutes)
Group supervision £30 (3 hours, max. 4 participants)
Some reduced rates available for students
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||German (conversational)|
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified, experienced supervisor and work on either a one-to-one basis or within a group, depending on preference.