Melissa Shannon - MBACP (Accred)
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.
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
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working with children and young people
50 minute one to one session £40
There may be concessions for students or those unemployed