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Melanie Roberts, MNCS (Accred.) / MBACP - Turnstone Therapy Practice

About me

I provide talking and creative therapy for clients to help them navigate thoughts, emotions and feelings, as they journey through life’s transitions.
I aim to provide a calm and confidential space, where you will hopefully feel comfortable enough to talk openly and at your own pace.
Transitions can come in many forms such as a:

Changing career

Changing location

Sexual identity

Life changing injuries

Readjusting between relationships

Retirement

Bereavement

Redundancy

Whatever the reason up for your transition, if you are struggling to navigate the issues it raises and would like to talk this through with someone, I can work alongside you, to leave no stone unturned as you explore your feelings and increase your self-awareness to consider your new beginning.

I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor & Life Coach and I work 1-2-1 with individual adult clients of any age from 17+.   My therapy room is in West Byfleet in Surrey, but due to the current pandemic I have developed an online video-call therapy practice which still allows clients to speak with me face-to-face, just virtually rather than in person. Both I and my clients have found this a very effective and flexible solution. I also provide telephone sessions as an alternative.

I draw on a range of theoretical approaches, such as:

  • Humanistic
  • Person Centred
  • Gestalt
  • Psychodynamic
  • Existential
  • Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Cognitive Behavioural therapies (CBT)

This enables me to tailor sessions for each individual client, which I believe builds our working relationship. I sometimes introduce creative techniques into sessions, where these provide a therapeutic/coaching benefit and with the client’s agreement.

Life coaching programmes are available for clients who have reached a crossroads in life and need direction and focus.

Is counselling/Life Coaching for You?

Seeking resolutions for problems that you are facing, with an experienced counsellor/life coach, can assist you to safely explore thoughts and feelings around areas of difficulty in a non-judgemental place where you will have freedom to talk about anything in an uncensored way, which you may not feel able to do with family, friends or colleagues. Talking things through with someone can begin to release the stress or frustration which has been building, allow you to explore how you are feeling about an issue, work through your emotions relating to a painful/traumatic event, come to terms with something that has been weighing on your mind or work through new options to help you move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Integrative Relational Counselling - Middlesex University

CBT Certificate - SDS Seminars Ltd.

Integrated Hypnosis, NLP and Life Coaching Diploma - Life Practice Ltd.

RSA Counselling Certificate - Brooklands College

Affective Neuroscience - CB Counselling Training (CPD)

Sand-Tray Therapy - CB Counselling Training (CPD)

Child Sexual Abuse, Hope for Healing - PODS Trauma Training (CPD)

Online Training for Counsellors - CPD

I aim to maintain my knowledge through a range of continued professional development (CPD) training courses.

Prior to setting up my private practice I gained a wealth of experience volunteering at a variety of different community counselling services whilst training. Before becoming a therapist I worked in various industries in the public, charity and private sector, from which I can draw a range of experience. As part of this knowledge, I have a wealth of experience as a manager and trainer, providing guidance and coaching to staff, whilst motivating them to move forward with their careers and at the same time providing emotional support when needed. Again I am able to draw on this experience when working with clients who bring their life and career development issues to the therapy room.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling Service (NCS), both of which have strict ethical codes, and professional standards of confidentiality and practice to which I subscribe.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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

Life Transitions

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Fees per session

Counselling from: £65 per session (following initial free 15 min tel. discussion)

Life Coaching Packages: Available on Request

Payments to be made via BACS (48hrs prior to counselling session start time).

A 24 hrs notice period is required for cancellation of sessions, otherwise the full fee will be required.

Availability

Mon-Fri (by appointment) available - email to enquire

Further information

Please visit website or email for further details.  Sessions are available by appointment.

Online sessions are provided via the WhereBy online platform

West Byfleet
Surrey
KT14

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

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Melanie Roberts, MNCS (Accred.) / MBACP - Turnstone Therapy Practice

Melanie Roberts, MNCS (Accred.) / MBACP - Turnstone Therapy Practice