Melissa Croxon of Coastal Counselling & Therapeutic Services
Making the decision to enter into counselling may feel like a big step, full of questions and uncertainty but a step forward into a new chapter of your life. You may be feeling anxious, depressed or struggling to manage your emotions or even just not feeling like yourself anymore. As a qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor, I am able to facilitate your journey and support you as you process, understand and heal from past events or future concerns that may be limiting you in living the life you wish to live. I offer an accepting, professional relationship where you are able to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe and confidential space.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have developed my own successful private practice (Coastal Counselling & Therapeutic Services) based in the beautiful coastal town of Aberystwyth.
From my continued professional development and learning I have gained knowledge, understanding and skills in working with a whole range of issues. As a result, I am able to incorporate a variety of additional techniques to enhance the therapeutic process such as; solution-focused therapy, nature based therapy, walk and talk counselling, creative counselling and animal assisted therapy with my therapy dog, Tilly.
I am able to work remotely using telephone and online platforms as well as face-to-face.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters Degree in Clinical Counselling (2015)
- BSc Psychology (2012)
- Life Coaching Diploma (2020)
- BACP/OU Online Counselling Primer (2020)
- Eating Disorder Awareness (2020)
- Solution Focused Therapy (2019)
- Suicide Prevention Facilitator Training (2019)
- DICES risk assessment training (2017)
- Self-harm and Introduction to STORM (2017)
- Youth Mental Health First Aid (2016)
- Introduction to Attachment Theory (2015)
- Introduction to Play Therapy (2015)
- Introduction to DBT (2015)
- Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling (2014)
- Nature as co-therapist (2013)
- Introduction to Person-centred Counselling (2012)
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The list provided is not an inclusive list and it does not indicate areas of expertise, but highlights areas I have worked with previously, trained in or areas of interest.
Please get in touch to discuss your needs. If I am unable to support you I will recommend someone who can.
£45.00 per therapeutic hour (50 minutes of counselling + 10 minutes of administration).
Block booking of 6 consecutive sessions: £250
Concessions offered for
Please get in touch to discuss availability.
Over the years I have been a practising counsellor, I have developed a wealth of experience working with both adults and children with a variety of presenting issues. I have worked for a number of charitable organisations, two secondary schools and a university as well as recently setting up a successful private practise.
Although I am qualified and experienced in working with a variety of presenting issues, my passion lies in empowering individuals to re-build their self-confidence who, for whatever reason, have lost a sense of self and are lacking in their self-esteem or self-worth. There may be a whole range of reasons that has led someone to a point in their life where they no longer feel happy with whom they are and by engaging with me we can work together to gain an understanding of why this has happened and work on re-building a more positive sense of self.
If you feel like you would like to take the next step in connecting with me, please use the contact facility on this website or alternatively please visit my website (www.coastalcounsellingwales.co.uk) for more information and use the contact form on there. Once you make contact, we will arrange an initial appointment at a convenient time for us both. This first appointment is to establish the counselling relationship where we get to know each other a little bit better - there is no pressure to continue if you don't feel ready to. If you do, we then look at arranging future appointments.
I look forward to hearing from you.