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About me

From time to time we can all experience difficulty and distress with upsetting thoughts and feelings.  It's possible and okay to not know the reasons for this, and what makes us all human.  It can be difficult to make that first step of reaching out for support, I would hope to make that step easier for you by providing a safe, confidential and understanding space where we can explore these issues together.

About me

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with more than 10 years experience supporting those who suffer from anxiety, stress, low mood/depression, addiction and family issues etc.

I am experienced in counselling those of primary school age through to adults.  I have worked in numerous schools as a counsellor supporting all ages of children.  I have worked in a community setting supporting both individuals and families.

What I offer

I offer one to one counselling which currently can be via telephone or Zoom.  I can provide both short term or longer term therapy depending on your needs.  Our initial telephone call is free where we can discuss what is troubling you, this gives you the opportunity to decide if counselling is right for you at this time.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Degree in Counselling
  • Level 5 Diploma working therapeutically with children and young people
  • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Certificate in Sand Play Therapy
  • Level 4 Certificate in Psychological Trauma
  • Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working with children and young people

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


50 minute one to one session £40

There may be concessions for students or those unemployed

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed


Daytime and evening appointments available, also a limited weekend availability

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Melissa Shannon - MBACP (Accred)

Melissa Shannon - MBACP (Accred)