Melissa King

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BSc (Hons), PGDip, MBACP (Reg)
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Liverpool, L2 8UD
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi welcome to my profile my name is Melissa and I am a person-centred therapist 😊 I am able to work with individuals aged 16+ face to face in Liverpool and other locations online via teams or by telephone. I strongly believe that mental health is just as important as physical health. No matter how difficult things may seem, I am here to support you through the obstacles that you may be facing. Therapy helped me through my own issues with binge eating, stress, depression, and anxiety. I now enjoy helping others to heal through therapy. 

Person-centred therapy is a talking therapy. It works by providing a safe, accepting, and confidential space where you can explore what is going on in your life without any judgement. It can help by allowing you to talk freely, increasing self-awareness, developing acceptance, and helping you to make positive changes. I understand that everyone’s experience is different so we can progress at a rate that is comfortable for you.

Each session lasts between 50-60 minutes. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! I offer a free phone consultation before the first session to answer any questions you may have. During the first session I would start getting to know you, invite you to discuss what has brought you to therapy and discuss contract details so we are both clear what to expect from our sessions and how to make the best of them.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a first class psychology degree, a post-graduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy, and I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Before going into private therapy practice I worked in retail, care, at Harmony General Counselling Service and Liverpool Domestic Abuse Service. I work with a range of issues; however, my main experience and interest is with depression, SAD, stress, anxiety, relationships, neurodivergence, abuse, and eating disorders. This is due to my past experience and personal life. I regularly engage in clinical supervision and training to ensure my continuing professional development, I am insured and I hold an enhanced DBS. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

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Further information

Client quotes:
"Melissa is very understanding and I am comfortable opening up to her. Thanks Melissa ! You have helped me put myself back together. I would be nowhere near as far along as I am without your help. :)"
"I used Melissa's services over several months navigating through some very complicated issues then a bereavement.  I can highly recommend her very reliable puts you at ease and non judgemental."
"I can really see the improvement in my mental health from when I started with her to now. She creates a safe space where I feel comfortable to talk through difficult and challenging life events, so that I can better understand and process them, which infinitely improves my mental health! I also really appreciated that she made the time to see me around my busy schedule"

5 Covent Garden, Liverpool, L2 8UD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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