Melissa Casares MBACP
Hello, I trained in the Humanistic Integrative approach which means I work with each person as an individual, and can utilise different approaches to therapy. My aim is to work with you, focusing on what you bring to therapy, at your pace. Making the decision to contact a therapist is a big step, and I'd like to work with you in a confidential, supportive way to make this a positive step for you.
I offer both daytime and evening appointments, either face to face or over Skype, with a free initial consultation to understand your needs. If you are experiencing relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety or just feel that you need someone outside of friends and family to talk to, please get in touch by email or phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP) and am committed to complying with their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I have completed a Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (all BACP accredited courses).
Previous to this,I spent many years volunteering at Samaritans and also have previous experience as a coach and can, where appropriate, use this experience in a counselling relationship too. I also work in the NHS and am committed to providing therapy to those on low or no income.
I enjoy taking opportunities for continual professional development to enhance my skills and remain in regular supervision for my clinical work.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45-£65 (concessions and sliding scale available for those on no or low income).