Melissa McGrath MBACP PG Dip
During the lockdown I have been working online, but have returned to in person work in in East Dulwich combined with online options. I am open to new clients and supporting you during the ever changing needs of our society as we face one of the biggest challenges of our lifetimes. Please do get in touch to discuss possible times and availability.
We live in a fast paced environment in London where daily pressures continue to grow for many causing stress, ill-health and a variety of worries. You might be anxious, stressed, be unwell, or be worried about the climate emergency and the state of the world. Counselling is a space for you to talk about anything that is bothering you or causing pain that you would like to make more sense of. Working with me would be completely confidential and I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to talk openly. Counselling can help you learn how to manage your feelings and make use of your own resources to find solutions.
I work from a transpersonal perspective taking your history into account whilst also looking inward at your potential. I work as a guide to help you find what motivates you, what holds you back, and how to reconnect to your self. Psychosynthesis is the model of psychotherapy I am qualified in and it is a creative model that uses a wide range of techniques.
If you are struggling to make sense of your world and would like to talk I would be glad to hear from you to discuss how we might work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling which is accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and the UK Council for Psychotherapy. The Diploma was awarded by Middlesex University. I am registered with the BACP, membership number 378913. I also have a BA Hons Degree in English with Drama, have studied Psychology with the Open University, and have completed an Introduction to Counselling. I work with a range of individuals from all backgrounds.
Having come from an arts background I am well suited to working with people who work both within the arts or who are artists themselves. Psychosynthesis is itself a creative model that supports the creative process, sometimes this is through guided visualisations and drawings, other times through writing or meditations. Having volunteered at the Lesbian and Gay Switchboard I am also well equipped and open to working with the LGBTQI community. All are welcome. I am also keen to work with 18-30 year olds around the issues faced today around the climate emergency and the ever growing pressures of social media and its impact on young people, but I also work with a wide range of ages and backgrounds.
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
I charge £70-£80 for in person sessions.
Online sessions are £65, but please contact me to discuss cost and availability.
Cancellation: Minimum 48 hours in advance of regular contracted appointments, but not unlimited and contracted accordingly
Email for available appointments, times and any further information.