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About me

I work with adults and children from age 13 and have a special interest in working with teens and young adults, as well as working with anyone affected by abuse and trauma.

As an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, I incorporate different theoretical models, skills and techniques to meet the unique needs of each individual client. This means that sometimes we will look at what is happening in the present, the areas of life that may be causing distress and what that looks and feels like.  Other times we may delve into the past and explore the origins of issues and the impact they have on daily life.  We may look at thinking and behaviour patterns, feelings, emotions, defences. I do not give advice but help you find your own way.  I offer 'psycho-education' when appropriate and provide information and exercises that may increase understanding of causes of distress and symptoms, as well as help to manage those symptoms.

My approach is non-directive, non-judgemental, open-minded, down to earth,  creative, challenging when needed.  I believe that there's a place for humour and creativity in the counselling room and both can be used to enhance the counselling experience.  Ultimately, I am motivated to help clients find the awareness, clarity and resources to help themselves.

I deliver short and long term psychotherapy and counselling in both the charity and private sectors, working with a broad range of issues and with people from varied walks of life.

I have experience working with:

trauma

abuse including sexual, physical, emotional, neglect, historic or recent

stress

anxiety and panic attacks

depression

low self-esteem

grief and loss

anger management

self-harm

disordered eating

emotional regulation

I have experience working with clients with diagnoses of EUPD/BPD, DID, Bipolar personality disorder, PTSD and Complex-PTSD.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

  • Private Practice in Wallingford
  • Counsellor, Trust House Reading, offering short and longer term counselling, short term trauma stabilisation therapy and conducting initial assessments

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Counselling Teenagers (Level 6 equivalent), IATE
  • Qualified CATT (Children's Accelerated Trauma Technique) practitioner
  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4), CPCAB
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies (Level 3), CPCAB
  • Award in Counselling Skills for Working with Children (Level 2), Place2Be
  • Masters in Business Administration, Warwick University
  • BA Journalism, University of Maryland, USA
  • BACP - registered member 387188 (registered as Melinda Stubbs)
  • Enhanced DBS

Further professional development

  • Phase-orientated trauma model
  • How to Manage Power, Control, Boundary and Attachment Dynamics when Working with Survivors of Complex Trauma, Christiane Sanderson 
  • Supporting young people with low mood
  • Supporting young people with anxiety
  • Supporting young people with eating disorders
  • Supporting young people with self-harm
  • BACP competencies for telephone counselling
  • Supporting Clients Remotely
  • Attachment - how counselling and therapy can be informed
  • Use of Art in Therapy
  • Introduction to Personality Disorders
  • How to Conduct Initial Assessments
  • Working with Learned Helplessness

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Fees

From £50.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£75 for initial assessment (up to 75 minutes)

£50 per 50-minute session

FREE initial phone consultation to get to know each other and explore what you hope to get out of counselling. 

Wallingford, OX10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom