Melissa Rolph MBACP MA BSc (Hons) PgDip

Melissa Rolph MBACP MA BSc (Hons) PgDip



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About me

Counselling can help. Whatever you are facing you do not have to face it alone.

Life has its ups and downs.  Perhaps you, your relationship/family or someone close to you may be:

  • Wanting to improve relationships
  • Considering separating or seeking support through separation
  • Seeking co-parenting support
  • Wanting something to change
  • Dealing with trust issues or the discovery of an affair
  • Experiencing confusion, sadness, anxiety, fear, fertility issues or bereavement
    Facing a dilemma or trying to make a decision

You may have been facing these issues for sometime or this could be something that has just happened, but the fact you are visiting this website tells me that you would like some support exploring what you are experiencing.

Therapy is a useful way to overcome life’s challenges whatever they may be. It provides a safe confidential space to explore those issues that persist and prevent us living the life we want to. Allowing us to enjoy the relationships we have, to be confident in our parenting and to be our best selves.

I will use my expertise and experience to provide different perspectives and skills around whatever you are facing. Together we can make better sense of things enabling you to move  towards a more positive future.

I provide brief/short term therapy (6 focused sessions) or longer term therapy.  When we first meet we will discuss the issues you are facing. Together we can agree what will suit you best and how you would like to proceed.

I am qualified and experienced to offer:

  • Relationships/Couple Therapy
  • Family Counselling
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Hypno-Pyschotherapy

My approach is shaped by current Therapeutic, Neuroscience and Health research, to help you achieve the best outcomes from our time together.

I have trained and practiced in many different models of therapy. I will work with you to tailor the individual therapy that suits you, your relationship or your family.  My overall practice, however, is guided by my training in; Person-Centred Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Neuro-Linguistic programming.  For more information on these models of therapy please visit my website.  Our work together can draw from any of these varied therapeutic models. I ask for your feedback throughout our sessions to ensure that our time together is most useful to you.

I have practiced Mindfulness for several years. Many people find Mindfulness based techniques and practices beneficial to their well being, this could be explored in our sessions together if desired.

I am a qualified Hypno-Psychotherapist. Hypno-psychotherapy is the clinical application of hypnosis to enhance psychotherapeutic interventions. As a Hypno-Psychotherapist I am  trained at master’s level to deal with deep psychological issues and psychiatric illness.

I work with people of any sexuality, sexual orientation, culture, race, religion, or class.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 18 years experience in counselling skills work. I worked in Palliative care supporting families and patients through end of life care and bereavement. I have supported couples, families and young people facing Homelessness with issues such as: mortgage repossession, substance addiction and prostitution. I am a qualified specialist safety worker in Domestic Abuse. I have also worked within the Dublin Rape Crises Centre supporting survivors of child or adult sexual abuse and rape.

I am Relate (The Relationship People) trained to work with couples, families and individuals on relationship issues and I have a Masters in this field. I have a Post graduate Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy. Alongside my Private Practice I currently work for Relate. I also teach Counselling to Adults at Hills Road College.


  • Registered member of the BACP.
  • Ma Relationship Therapy – Integrative. This included training in sex, gender, sexuality, and Queer theory.
  • PgDip Hypno-Psychotherapy
  • BSc (Hons)| Human Biological Sciences
  • CAADA Independent Domestic Advisor Qualification
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner

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First session at a reduced rate of £35

Ongoing Individual sessions £55

Ongoing Couple sessions £65

Ongoing Family sessions £75

Fees may be negotiated subject to income

Late cancellation fee - Cancellation with less than 48 hours notice will be charged at the full cost of the session. 

Further information

Call or email me to make initial enquiries. I will endeavour to see you for your first appointment as soon as possible. Ongoing appointments can then be booked if you feel comfortable and happy working with me.

I work from a number of venues in Cambridge including Waterbeach, Histon and Bar Hill. We can arrange to meet at a venue that best suits you. All venues have free parking at or near to the venue. 

I have venues in Histon and Waterbeach that are easily accessible to anyone using a wheelchair or walking aid.  I request that you inform me in advance if you wish to meet at an accessible venue in order that I book an appropriate room.  If you have any other additional needs please let me know and we can work together to ensure they are met.

I am available for appointments weekday evenings and daytimes.  Weekend appointments could be an option if all alternative meeting times have been explored. Please contact me for current availability.

I work with people of any sexuality, ability, sexual orientation, gender, culture, race, religion, or class.

Maps & Directions

Cambridge, CB24

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I work weekdays and evenings. Weekend appointments could be an option if all alternative meeting times have been explored.

Types of client

Older adults