Melanie Norris Dip Couns MBACP (Accred)
Sometimes life can feel really difficult. Whether it’s a temporary phase, distress in overcoming a difficult experience or unresolved problems from the past, we have all, at some point, experienced difficulty in understanding and making sense of our lives and relationships. This can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, angry or frustrated and questioning our ability, or our confidence, to cope.
There are many benefits to counselling and, over time, can help you make sense of feelings and difficulties leading to greater self awareness and help you explore ways to manage your life. Working with you as an individual I aim to offer a safe and confidential setting for you to explore emotions and difficulties that may be impacting on your life.
I am an Integrative counselor, which means I work by integrating Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic approaches. We are all different and I will adapt my working style to suit your own needs. I consider the relationship between the counsellor and the client to be essential to the therapeutic process and my principle concern is you - your emotional and psychological well being and how I might best support you through all that you are currently experiencing.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB 2012
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, CPCAB 2010
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, CPCAB 2009
Certificate in Introduction to Basic Counselling Skills, 2003
Level 2 Award in Understanding Substance Misuse 2012
SLABS Bereavement Training
Continuing Professional Development courses and seminars including:
- Group Work
- Working with Bereaved Families
- Attachment and Character Strategies
- Prolonged Grief Disorder
- Working with anxiety and depression
- Assessing and Managing Risk to Self
- Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
- Memory - The Workings and Errors of Memory
- Diploma in NLP
- Neuroscience for Therapy
- Mindfulness and Bereavement
- Shame in the Room
- Working with Internal Protectors and Saboteurs
- Working with Childhood Abuse and Trauma
- Money Matters
- Complex Trauma
- Couples Counselling Workshop
- The Unspeakable in Counselling
- The Spectrum of Narcissism
- The Self Absorbed
- Suicide Awareness & Managing Disclosure
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Close to Chelsfield mainline station and local bus routes. Also, less than a 10 minute drive from junction 4 of the M25.
My fees are £40 - £60 per 50 minute session.
Thank you for visiting my profile. Should you have any further questions or would like to make an appointment please contact me by telephone or email and I would be happy to help. Alternatively you can visit my website www.melanienorris.co.uk Counselling sessions are for 50 minutes, usually on a weekly basis on the same day and at the same time. The first appointment will be an opportunity for us to meet each other, to assess your circumstances and for us to decide mutually what your needs are and whether we can comfortably work together.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I offer you a professional service adhering to the BACP Ethical Framework.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays and Saturdays available
Types of client