As an individual or within a relationship, 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
Cert, Couples Dynamics, 2015/2016
Cert, Couples Therapy, The Couples Institute, California 2018/2019
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
- Sibling Dynamics
- Rupture & Repair
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Close to Chelsfield mainline station and local bus routes.
10 minute drive from junction 4 of the M25.
My fees are £40 - £70 per 50 minute session.
Weekdays and Saturdays available
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
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. The first few appointments are an opportunity for us to get to know each other, assess your circumstances and for us to mutually agree how we can work together.
As an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I offer you a professional service adhering to the BACP Ethical Framework.