Melanie Quincey MBACP
I have experience of working with people from all walks of life and age groups having a special interest in supporting people through bereavement, loss, stress and grief. I am a qualified counsellor offering friendly professional support to help you through difficult or troubling times.
It's good to talk, being really heard and understood is where professional counselling can I believe really make a difference to your day to day health and well being. I am kind, caring and friendly with the goal of offering you a space where you can explore your feelings in safety and confidence without the fear of judgement. Whether it is to 'get things off your chest' or simply talk about what is troubling you, it could be a past event or something that happened yesterday.
I am an integrative practitioner which means I draw on a number of theoretical models to meet your individual needs. My core way of working is Person-Centred, so first and foremost I will talk to you about what you would like to gain from counselling and support you to achieve your personal goals. I also offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to address specific problems which may benefit from a more structured approach. Other approaches include solution focussed brief therapy, transactional analysis and I am comfortable working through the medium of art and crafts. This can be particularly therapeutic for younger people and for those who find it easier to express themselves through the medium of art
I have extensive work experience of working with children and young people as a secondary school counsellor supporting young people in particular to overcome the ever growing pressures of school life; exam nerves, stress, anxiety and panic. I am also keen to support women whose mental health has been affected by the menopause.
I am a registered member of the British association for counselling and psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework for good practice. I attend monthly clinical supervision and regularly up date my therapeutic knowledge and skills through a programme of continuous professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
Certificate in Bereavement Care (Cruse)
BA (Hons) Sociology, PGDip SW (HCPC registered)
I currently run a small private practice and volunteer for a national bereavement charity.
My background is in health, education and social care and I have had 25 years experience working with children, young people and adults in both individual and group settings.
I have worked with those in crisis or difficulty from all walks of life am not easily shocked, do have a sense of humour and offer 100% commitment to support those that walk through my counselling door.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Pregnancy and birth
Stonely, St Neots - My fees are £40 per 50 minute session.
Henley on Thames - My fees are £50 per 50 minute session.
25% discount is offered to students in counselling training.
25% discount is offered to those under 18 years of age or in full time education.
Payment may be made bank transfer or in cash. I require 48 hours notice of cancellation otherwise the session fee is payable in full.
My private practice is based in a quiet location in Stonely near Kimbolton. I am able to offer daytime, evening and Saturday appointments and times are staggered to ensure full discretion. There is free off road parking.
I also offer a small number of appointments from a therapy room in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire on Tuesday evenings. Parking is available in the town centre, 5 min walk to the therapy room.
If you feel I may be able to help you please call for a friendly chat or please feel free to email me in confidence without obligation.
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