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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
£45-£65 (concessions and sliding scale available for those on no or low income).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week days and evenings, some weekend appointments available. Concessions available on request
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|