Melisa Henderson

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(HCPC & BAAT regd.)
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Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland, TS20
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Melisa, I am a registered Art Psychotherapist with over six years of dedicated experience working with people of all ages.

In therapy my goal is to establish a secure, confidential and creative space. We can collaborate using an integrative approach, incorporating various therapeutic frameworks tailored to your specific needs. Through a trauma informed lens, I draw from humanistic and psychodynamic theories, to consider both past and present experiences.

Life can have many complexities such as grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationships issues and much more. Even in therapy, words can sometimes feel overwhelming, and this is where art making can help. You do not need to be an artist to benefit, just open to the idea of an alternative approach. This is where colours, shapes and forms can convey experiences without the need for verbalisation. Here we can seamlessly blend therapy and art to explore your inner world, express how you’re feeling and embark on a journey towards healing and improved mental health.

I can offer both short and long term therapy and we will work at a pace that is comfortable for you.

Registered with HCPC and a member of BAAT.

Fully insured with an up-to-date DBS.

Training, qualifications & experience

Currently employed by the NHS alongside providing private practice.

I am experienced in providing clinical supervision to trainees’ therapists, experienced clinicians and teams.  

  • Art Psychotherapy Practice (2019)
  • Diploma in Counselling (2017)
  • BA HONS in Fine Art (2015)
  • HCPC Registered
  • BAAT full member

Continuous Professional Development

  • Various NHS training since 2015
  • Beacon House: Development Trauma for Professionals
  • BAAT CPD training: Supervision (2022)
  • BAAT CPD training: EMDR meets Art Therapy (2024)
  • 4 years experience as a volunteer in various charitable sectors. 
  • Over 11 years experience with learning disabilities services

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC
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Fees

£35.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Sessions are available: Mondays and Saturdays or weekday evenings. 

I ask clients to have a private space where they can comfortably speak, and with a surface that they can work on. You will need access to a smart phone, computer or laptop with a camera and internet connection. Provision of art materials can be discussed in the initial consultation prior to commencing therapy.

When I work

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Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland, TS20

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
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Melisa Henderson
Melisa Henderson