Melanie Steel BA (Hons) Counselling MBACP (Accred). CBT Individuals & Couples
Could you benefit from having help with difficulties in your life?
I am a highly qualified experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I provide both short and long term therapy in a supportive, caring, confidential and safe environment to help explore those difficulties you may be experiencing. For many, taking the first step to getting help is the start of a rewarding journey.
I have extensive experience working with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, relationship problems and anger management. My expereince includes working for the local IAPT servcie, Lead Primary Care Counsellor at local GP's, Assessment officer for Bromley Commnity Counselling Service and a Psychotherapist at SurvivorsUK which is a specialist service for clients who have suffered from trauma.
My theoretical approach is Integrative, drawing upon elements of different theories including Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT) which focuses on helping you distinguish unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that may be causing you difficulties and replace them with more alternative helpful thoughts and behaviours, and thus in turn changing the way you feel.
I am very passionate about counselling and the many benefits it can provide.
You are welcome to take a look around my website, and to contact me if you have any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the University of Greenwich and achieved a BA (Hons) Counselling and a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the UK College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.
- BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy - Greenwich University
- FdSc Integrative Counselling - Greenwich University
- Diploma in CBT - The UK College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Certificate in Transactional Analysis - Metanoia
- Certificate in Couple Counselling - Tavistock
I am a accredited member of the BACP and adhere to its ethical guidelines and standards, assuring clients of high standards of professional care.
I have full professional indemnity insurance.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer one to one counselling anywhere in the world via Skype
I offer short and long term counselling including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and couple counselling.
I work with EAP and other Insurance companies