Melissa Rose Spencer

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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 6BN
Available for new clients
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About me

Hello, I offer holistic counselling from a private room on the edge of the Peak District National Park in Marsden or we can connect online, on the phone or outside in nature. My practice is based on the values of kindness, safety, integrity, co-creation and holism. I believe that when we feel safe and held in relationship we feel safe to listen to our felt-sense and intuition to source meaning, growth and fulfilment in our lives.

I offer a confidential client-led space where we can weave together traditional talking therapies with somatic and creative approaches such as clay work, poetry, mark-making, vision quests, breathwork, Indian head massage and reiki. I can support you to connect to your process at a pace and depth that feels right for you. Traditionally counselling and psychotherapy has focused on the cognitive mind and the innate wisdom of the body was lost. Somatic and creative therapies draw upon this wisdom and can help us to connect to and express our inner world in different ways. You do not need to have any artistic ability - this is about your self-expression.

I am committed to co-creating a relationship and space where you feel safe to explore your needs and self-expression. The therapeutic approaches that most inform my work are person-centred, existential, and transpersonal. I am a non-pathologising, holistic and trauma aware practitioner and I work holistically with the body, mind and spirit.

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Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered, insured and qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I have further training in trauma informed care, psychoeducation, yoga, shamanism, Indian head massage, breathwork and reiki. I have over 12 years experience of working alongside others on their healing journey as a Social Worker, Mental Health Advocate and Counsellor.

BA (Hons) Social Work

MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy (Contemporary Creative Approaches)

Member organisations

United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP)

UKAHPP is a national accrediting organisation for all those who apply the theories of Humanistic Psychology in their work. The UKAHPP is an independent member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the UK Register of Counsellors.

The Association is made up of a number of different membership classes e.g. Associate Members, Affiliate Members, Full Members, each with different requirements for entry. Full Members may use the initials 'MAHPP' after their names, and have undergone a rigorous accreditation procedure relevant to their discipline.

All members of the Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners must commit to acceptance of the UKAHPP Code of Ethical Principles, the UKAHPP Code of Practice, the UKAHPP Ethical Review Procedure and the UKAHPP Complaints Procedure.

Accredited register membership

United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners
Accredited Register Scheme

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United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Psychedelic Integration

Body Reclamation & Autonomy

Intergenerational Trauma

Inner Child Bonding

Meaning & Purpose


Photos & videos


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

50 mins - £60

90 minutes - £90

Block of 10 (50 mins) - £550

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me via email ( to explore availability and to arrange a session.

4 Brougham Road, Marsden, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 6BN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Unfortunately access to the space is via a staircase with no lift which makes the space inaccessible for wheelchair users. If you do use a wheelchair, please contact me and I will endeavour to explore other options.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams


Melissa Rose Spencer
Melissa Rose Spencer