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Melanie Papaioannou - Dip.Couns MBACP

Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9
07577 418098 07577 418098

About me

I offer psychotherapy and counselling for individuals and couples in Essex and London. I also offer therapy for teenagers with parental or guardian consent.

I believe that Therapy is a powerful tool which helps people to heal, refocus and progress in a healthier and more productive way.

"Through Therapy we find that quiet, honest space deep at the core of our being, reminding us of who we are. Once we remember, we cannot forget" Melanie John

Our Sessions

Our first session is a chance for you to talk about your reasons for seeking therapy, I will explain how I work and give you an understanding of what you can expect from me. You can then make an informed decision if you feel that therapy is the right choice for you.

Going forwards, I will support and guide you, offering you a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to speak freely.

My Experience

I have worked privately since 2015 supporting needs such as;

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • psycho-sexual difficulties
  • low self-esteem
  • work-related stress
  • family planning
  • overcoming abuse/ trauma
  • and other personal issues/ pressures

I worked for a London based charity supporting vulnerable people experiencing physical and/ or sexual abuse, trauma and homelessness.


You can contact me directly through this platform, via my website or you can e-mail me at; therapywithmelaniej@gmail.com

You may also call me on 07577418098 - please leave a voicemail including your name and contact details if I am unable to answer your call, I do not return unknown missed calls, thank you.

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Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member BACP: 301501

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling L1-4

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Please Note: Counselling sessions relating to sex problems are available for women and couples only.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Other therapies


All therapy sessions will be a duration of one hour.

Individuals: £50

Couples: £85

Teenagers: £45

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I am located in Essex and London, I also offer a mobile therapy service.


I am only able to offer phone and face time sessions during this lock-down period, I am available Mon-Sat with flexible times.

Buckhurst Hill

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Apologies my premises is not wheelchair accessible, but I have other premises I can arrange to accommodate you.


Monday-Friday 9am-8pm

Saturday 10am-3pm

Sunday Closed

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Melanie Papaioannou - Dip.Couns MBACP

Melanie Papaioannou - Dip.Couns MBACP