Melanie Norris

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Dip Couns MBACP (Accred)
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Orpington, Kent, BR6
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About me

As a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist I offer different approaches to therapy for individuals and couples. 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.

I aim to offer a safe and confidential setting for you to explore emotions and difficulties that may be impacting on your life. There are many benefits to therapy 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.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you manage day-to-day life by challenging the way feel, think and behave, focusing on solutions to problems, rather than the problems themselves.  Gaining information about how the brain works can help you understand why you feel the way you do and how I can help.  This knowledge and forward-looking focus can prove very empowering, and the hypnosis section of your session offers an opportunity to relax and engage your subconscious mind in making those solutions a reality. Over time, hypnosis can build more positive neural pathways in the brain, so the improvements you experience feel like natural developments rather than forced change. This can make you feel better about life and look more positively towards the future.

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

Cert, Couples Dynamics, 2015/2016

Cert, Couples Therapy, The Couples Institute, California 2018/2019

Assessing & Treating Sexual Issues in Psychotherapy, AASECT 2021

Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma, HPD, MNCH 2022/23

Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, DSFH, CPHT 2022/2023 

Fully insured and DBS checked

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Close to Chelsfield mainline station and local bus routes.

10 minute drive from junction 4 of the M25. 

My fees are £50 - £80 per 50 minute session.

Free initial consultation

£180 Smoking cessation (one session of two hours)

When I work

Day and evening availability

Further information

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

Individual counselling sessions are 50 minutes and couples counselling sessions are 60 minutes, usually on a weekly basis on the same day and at the same time. 

As an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I offer you a professional service adhering to the BACP Ethical Framework.

Chelsfield, Orpington, Kent, BR6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Melanie Norris
Melanie Norris