Melanie Padron Golding

Melanie Padron Golding

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Riverside County Youth Centre
Kingsmead Road


07931750353 / 07539487001

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Riverside County Youth Centre
Kingsmead Road


07931750353 / 07539487001

About me

Hello there,

My name is Mel and Welcome to my profile!

I am a Person-Centred Counsellor with 10 years experience of working with Primary aged children, young adults and adults. Issues have ranged in many areas from, friendship and family conflicts, neglect, abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety and stress. I am very open minded and able to assist you in exploring areas of your life which may be troubling you.

My career began in North London where I obtained my Degree in Counselling. I have a very warm approach and am non judgmental with an ability for empathy, which is one of the first steps towards building a solid client-counselling relationship.

My background is in music and I am able to use music in sessions if you wish. Exploring through this medium can be highly beneficial in the healing process. I am currently studying my Masters in Music in Canterbury, one key part of this study is Music Psychology for Mental and Emotional wellbeing. I will be looking at completing a more formal qualification in the near future for Music Therapy.

I abide by the ethical principles of the BACP where confidentiality and boundaries are maintained throughout the client-counsellor relationship, adult and child Safeguarding is promoted and ongoing for your welfare and protection.

Training, qualifications & experience

Person-Centred Counselling:College of North East London (CONEL) -Middlesex University: Degree in Counselling 2:1 - Attachment Styles, Inner Child, Transferences and Counter-transferences...

Some CBT-Presently in training,

Place2Be-School Project Manager (4 Years) -Responsible for the running of the counselling service across Primary Schools, Essex. I assisted the whole school community in emotional welfare, children, parents, teachers and staff. I organised group work with children and worked with parents and children to help improve understanding and build on good relationships.

Private Counselling In Tenerife Canary Islands (Referrals through Local British GP)- Here I worked with adults with alcohol and drug addictions.

Teens and Toddlers - Youth Counsellor

Place2Be - School Counsellor (Primary Schools)

Clinical Supervision: Providing supervision for counsellors in training whilst under the remit of the Place2Be.

Member organisations


Photos & videos

  • Clearing Minds


Am Negotiable: Depending on your circumstances, I'm happy to discuss this.

Further information

I am a very positive person, I consider myself to be quite spiritual. I am extremely broad minded and understand life's difficulties and curve balls. I believe nothing is in black and white, there are many areas to be explored.

I am happy to work within whichever framework that works for you. If you have issues or situations you don't see here on my profile, please do let me know as I am sure I can still offer you a safe space to work things through. The main thing is you would have taken your first step towards a happier version of you.

I also offer family counselling, parent and child counselling, transgender issues, sexual issues etc.

Should travelling be an issue, I may be able to provide a 'mobile' Counselling service depending on location.

Maps & Directions

Canterbury, CT2 7PH
Canterbury, CT1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Spanish


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10-4pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme