Melissa Steyn - FdSc/Dip (Integrative Counselling), MBACP

Melissa Steyn - FdSc/Dip (Integrative Counselling), MBACP

Sir Fynwy

07469 080305

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About me

I create a safe and confidential space to ensure that you will feel comfortable to discuss your personal problems. Whilst working with a client in a collaborative manner to help them to resolve the cause of their distress and to ensure that they are receiving the best service that is individually designed to help them achieve results.

I work from a Humanistic stance and integrate the following approaches:  Person-centred, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existential, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Mindfulness, Focusing, Motivation Interviewing, Solution Focused Approach, Inner Child Healing, Creative Therapies and Compassionate Mind Training.

I have gained experience whilst working in the addictions field, as both a support worker and a counsellor, therefore, gaining a sound knowledge base on what treatment methods work best with addiction and a good understand of what a client needs to ensure that they have a solid and continuous recovery. I understand the importance of helping a client to set-up support networks once completing treatment to help a client to maintain strong sobriety. I am experienced in working with substance misuse, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, sex addiction, gaming addiction, shopping addiction, complicate disorganised eating and internet addiction.  I am experienced in facilitating psycho-educational groups on addiction, eating disorders, low self-esteem, relationship dynamics, assertiveness, life-skills, nutrition training and healthy eating.

Furthermore, I have experience working as a counsellor at a Carers centre, counselling clients who face the challenging role of caring for others. I have worked for a Community Mental Health Resource Centre, counselling clients with issues such as addictions, abuse, depression, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying, social anxiety, grief and loss. I have counselled clients who face the long-term chronic illness Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Helping them come to terms with the progress of their chronic illness whilst managing their anxiety and maintaining a level of independence.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FdSc Counselling Bath Spa University
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QCF)
  • Diploma in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Mentoring Skills Level 2
  • NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care
  • British Nutrition Foundation Certificate

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Accredited register membership

Maps & Directions

Abergavenny, NP7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes



Types of client

Older adults