Melissa Grieff MBACP Accredited Counsellor providing supervision
I am a MBACP Accredited Counsellor with substantive post accreditation experience in Higher Educational University Student Counselling Services in both England and Scotland.
I also have significant experience of practising within primary care settings as a counsellor within a number of g.p practices in England dealing with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, bereavement, loss, physical illness, post traumatic stress, gender identity/sexuality, sexual abuse, alcohol/ drug use, redundancy and eating disorders.
I have also worked for a specialist agency for women who have experienced domestic violence and practised independently for Employee Assistance Schemes.
I am offering counselling to individuals from an Integrative Humanistic (Gestalt) Theoretical Perspective. I am able to explore any presenting issues that you may bring and am happy to have an initial consultation to answer any questions you may have. I enjoy creative mediums in my practice.
I have access to a room within Alford town centre which has disabled access and parking. I also have access to a room in Banchory that is central and accessible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Northern Guild of Psychotherapy in the North of England for four years on a part-time basis and achieved my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Gestalt module) in 2002. Although Gestalt was my core model I regard myself as an Integrative Practitioner and am also informed by both Existential and Psychoanalytic Theory. I have practised within an organisation which was Person-Centred in its approach to counselling.
I have completed a Foundation course in Group Dynamics run by the Institute of Group Analysis and have an interest in group processes.
Prior to my professional training as an Accredited Counsellor I qualified as a social worker CQSW in 1990 and practised predominantly within the field of Adult Mental Health in both the community and Hospital settings. This has enabled me to have a good understanding of a range of mental health issues.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Fees are £45 per fifty minute session. Discount available to students, unemployed or low income please enquire.
I am an MBACP Accredited Counsellor and adhere to the Confidentiality and Ethical Code of Practice of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am happy to offer an initial consultation by phone or in person to discuss your needs.
I have access to a room in Alford which is central, has disabled access and car parking.
From 15th October I will have access to a room in the Rosemount area of Aberdeen. This is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with significant walking disabilities.Guide dogs can be accommodated.Please contact me for further details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can be contacted by email anytime.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am offering individual supervision from an Integrative, Humanistic, Gestalt perspective.View supervision profile