I'm Relate trained&have been supporting Couples, Families and Individuals for more than 9 years. I currently work in my own Private Practice with Associates. I have a Masters in Relationship Therapy, relationships issues is my specialist area. I offer Individual therapy&have helped many people overcome Anxiety&Trauma issues. I am BACP registered&have completed a training course in facilitating online counselling with Tavistock Relationships London. I have also completed the BACP continued professional development course (CPD) "How To Do Counselling Online". The course has been jointly developed by The Open University and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as a response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Fees may be negotiable during the Coronavirus Pandemic if your income has been significantly impacted.I hope that this will help you financially at this challenging time.
I hope your first session will help you familiarise yourself with online counselling&let you assess wether you are comfortable with me. We will talk&gain insight into the difficulties you confront,&aim to discover a solution thats right for you
I provide a compassionate, confidential space&together we will uncover your strengths and resources to help you in your journey.
Hello, I'm Melissa, I've been supporting Couples, Families and Individuals with relationship and individual issues for more than 8 years. I completed my Masters Trainee position at Relate Cambridge where I worked for 5 years. I have taught Counselling to Adults at Hills Road College. The past three years I have been busy in my own thriving Private Practice. I have a Masters in Relationship Therapy, relationships issues are my specialist area. I also offer Individual therapy commonly helping people overcome Anxiety, Depression and Trauma related issues. I provide brief therapy or longer term therapy.
Common issues I help people with include:
- A wide range of Relationship issues such as trust issues, affairs, considering separating, separation, co-parenting, addiction and mental health issues for the individual or anyone impacted by a family or partner with these issues, and improving relationships.
- Anxiety Disorders including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, OCD.
- Low self compassion/self worth, high self criticism
- Dilemmas and Decisions
What is Counselling/Psychotherapy?
Counselling/Psychotherapy involve me listening to you to explore what you are experiencing in a safe confidential space. I will use my expertise and experience to provide different perspectives and skills around the problems you confront. Together we can make better sense of things, an aim is to discover a solution that's right for you, enabling you to move towards a more positive future.
What to expect.
An introductory session helps you see if you are comfortable with me, discuss what concerns you, ask questions, understand confidentiality and see if therapy could assist you. If at the end of the consultation meeting you decide that you do not wish to go ahead this is no problem at all and there is no commitment to continue.
How I work.
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, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT 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 also 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.
People of any gender, sexuality or relationship diversity are very welcome.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 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
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
Individual sessions £55
Couple sessions £65
Family sessions £85
Late cancellation fee - Cancellation with less than 48 hours notice will be charged at the full cost of the session.
Call or email me to make initial enquiries. I will 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 my purpose built therapy studio in Milton. There is ample free parking nearby. If you have any other additional needs please let me know and we can work together to ensure they are met wherever possible.
Weekend appointments are available. My private Clinic is in Milton where I work with several associates. Appointments are available all week, the Clinic website has more details.
I work with people of all gender, sexuality or relationship diversity.