About me

As an Integrative Counsellor I work using a range of therapeutic models, tailoring our work to suit your individual needs. Working relationally, I provide space and support for you to explore difficult or unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

My aim is for you to feel empowered and safe within your own life and to feel seen and heard as you work towards the positive changes you are seeking.

I have a private practice based in Suffolk, where I work with adults of all ages offering both short and long-term support. I also offer remote sessions for those not based near my practice.

I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma both in childhood and as adults. My trauma work has been wide-ranging and has included supporting survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse.

I have also spent many years working within the Arts/Entertainment industry and am passionate about counselling being accessible and relevant to performers and those working in other areas of the Arts industry. As a vocal coach I work a lot with the breath and voice and am happy to include this as part of our work together if you feel this would be of benefit to you.

I pride myself in offering an inclusive environment, honouring your background and experiences as they are. As part of this, I am committed to my ongoing professional development as a Counsellor, attending both online and face to face courses to further my experience and understanding.

I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to the BACP professional code of ethics and practice. I attend regular supervision sessions and am fully insured.

If you would like to have an initial free consultation to talk through what you would like to achieve and to see if you feel we could work together, please get in touch via email or telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Hons in Integrative Counselling - Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate in Counselling Skills - University of Suffolk

RECENT CPD:

The Most Important Relationship Skill - Juliet Grayson

Understand and Working with Borderline Personality Disorder - Katie Cooling

Initiating Sex Talk in Therapy - Dr. Kalanit Ben-Ari

Chemsex Awareness - Terence Higgins Trust

Healing the Scars of Lockdown - Neil Jordan & Lisa Britton

Trauma: The Impact of Covid - Tavistock Trauma Service

Safeguarding - Independent Safeguarding Service

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood Sexual Abuse

Therapies offered

Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

Counselling sessions are 50 minutes.

I do offer a small number of concessions, please ask about this on enquiry. 

I also offer a free 30 minute consultation either on the phone or online. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I do have some evening and weekend sessions available, please ask about this upon enquiry. 

Further information

Currently I am offering remote counselling, either online or over the phone.

For more information please contact me by email or by phone on 07821 699 272.

Felixstowe
Suffolk
IP11

Ipswich
Suffolk
IP4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Melissa Jones

Melissa Jones