Melissa Lomas - MBACP, Dip. Couns, aYs Practitioner, BA Hons
I offer Individual, and Couples Person Centred Counselling weekdays and weekends by appointment.
Person Centred Counselling is an approach which empowers the client and allows them to determine the direction Counselling may go in so that they can address, process and resolve the issues they have brought to Counselling. I work with clients in an empathic way, seeking to understand their experience as fully as possible, both through what they tell me in sessions, but also through their body language and patterns of behaviour.
I offer a safe, non-judgemental space in which to explore issues and work with respect and consideration. I work with honesty, candour and aim to be as authentic as possible with all clients.
A variety of Counselling tools are available depending on the needs and interests of each client, these can range from journal keeping, to visualisations, breathing practices, colour and image work, and role play, to name just a few.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed several years of Counselling training with CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.) In 2013 I completed their Introduction to Counselling course, in 2014 Counselling Theory and in 2017 I was awarded my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I am a fully registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I have experience of working with male and female clients, and couples with the following issues:
- Eating Disorders
- Relationship issues
- Work difficulties
- HIV and Blood Borne Viruses
- Voice Hearing
- Attachment issues
- Mental Ill Health
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Violence
- Bereavement and Loss
- Low self-confidence
I have also been working as a Yoga Teacher since 2000 working both with groups and individuals therapeutically for physical, mental and emotional issues, and am a Practitioner member of the Association for Yoga Studies.
In 1997 I graduated from Goldsmith's College, University of London with a BA hons in Fine Art.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Assessment Appointments - £20
Individual and Couples Counselling Appointments - £40
Trainee Appointments - £30
For face-to-face Counselling the areas I cover are - Penistone, Barnsley, Sheffield, Stocksbridge, Deepcar, Thurgoland, Silkstone, Silkstone Common, Thurlstone, Millhouse Green, Oxspring, Chapeltown.
For online or telephone Counselling there is no geographical limitation.