Melanie Holland Tucker - Registered MBACP
It can feel daunting to know where to start or how to cope if we feel overwhelmed by difficult past or present experiences, thoughts and feelings.
If you are struggling with an issue or experiencing distress talking to someone who will listen in an open, empathic and non-judgemental way can help.
Whilst fostering clarity and understanding, I bring a warm, calm and compassionate approach to my work in which my client feels supported and empowered.
I have a passionate belief in the human capacity for change, and I am committed to using my skills, training, knowledge and experience to support those who seek therapy in assisting them to do so. I believe we are all individual and therefore have our own unique needs and wants. Exploring these in a safe compassionate space can lead to a raise in self-awareness and this nurtures authenticity.
I am an experienced qualified professional Integrative therapist using a trauma informed approach working with a wide range of client issues that include:
- Alcohol dependency
- Substance misuse
- Relationship issues
- Low self-esteem and confidence
- Domestic violence
- Childhood/adult: emotional, psychological and sexual abuse
- Grief and loss
- Life stages and transitions
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their code of professional standards and ethical framework. I have public indemnity insurance and undertake continuous professional development to ensure my learning is regularly updated.
How can counselling help you?
It can feel difficult to know where to start or how to cope when we are experiencing distressing events, thoughts and feelings. Being heard, accepted, validated and shown compassion can make a real difference to how we feel about ourselves and others.
Counselling offers the time and space to reflect on and process our thoughts and feelings and the painful times we can all go through as human beings. Counselling is not about giving advice or me telling you what to do. It is about exploring the issues or concerns you have in your life and discovering how to move forward in the best possible way for you.
Appointments are generally arranged on a weekly basis. The length of time you work with me can either be for a short period of 6-12 sessions, medium 13-24 sessions or long 24 weeks +. We will review the work regularly reflecting on how counselling is being experienced and what changes are occurring for you.
I offer a safe, confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space in which together we can look at the issues you wish to which can nurture self-awareness and personal growth.
How do I work with clients?
As a relational therapist at the heart of my work the relationship we create together is valued and explored, as is the relationship you have with yourself and others. I believe that you, the client is the expert on yourself and our work is led by your needs and aims.
I practise Integratively which means I draw from a number of theoretical approaches, skills and interventions allowing me the flexibility to assist my clients as unique individuals.
Sometimes we can experience difficulties or distress in our adult life and relationships as we bring old patterns or behaviours from our childhood which are still influencing and affecting us today. By helping clients explore and understand how this impacts in the here and now can help them to grow and have healthier relationships as adults - both with themselves and others.
How do I know if you are the right therapist?
There are many different therapists to choose from and many different approaches so it is important you find one that works best for you. I would always meet with possible new clients for an initial session so we can talk about what is bringing you to therapy, so you can experience how I work and you can decide if it feels like a good fit. This is a good time for you to also ask any questions and to explore what therapy may look like for you. There is no obligation to continue with therapy after this session.
If you would like to see if you feel we could work together please contact me on 07494 143923 for an initial consultation. Alternatively please click here to send me an email.
I look forward to hearing from you.
I work from a comfortable, professional room in North Swindon which is easily accessed by car and public transport.
Parking is available on site and the premises has bathroom facilities.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- DASH and Marac Training for Domestic Violence
Additional Training undertaken in:
- Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- Loss,Grief and Bereavement
- Self Care - Looking after yourself
- Domestic Violence
- Childhood Issues that impact Adult life
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and cost £45.00.
Some concessionary sessions available for students. Please enquire as to availability.
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekday appointments and some evening/weekend appointments available.
Types of client