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

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

Sir Fynwy

07469 080305

Saved Save profile

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 worked for a Community Mental Health Resource Centre, counselling clients with issues such as addictions, abuse, domestic violence, 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. I have experience working as a counsellor at a Carers centre, counselling clients who face the challenging role of caring for others.

Furthermore, 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.

Finally, I work holistically exploring the mind-body-spirit connection, the emotional well-being and spiritual preference of an individual thus engaging and developing the multi-dimensional aspects of the individual. Working holistically means that I will work collaboratively with a person to help gain a deeper understanding of the interdependence parts and how these interdependence parts influence the whole.  I integrate the following approaches and techniques:  mindfulness mediation, visualisation, relaxation techniques, Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT), mindful communication and assertiveness skills. To gain a better understanding of the mind-body connection, I explore healthy eating, balance diet and exercise as interventions to improve well-being alongside, stress management, distress tolerance and anger management.

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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


  • I offer concessions for low income groups

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 user access: Yes



Types of client

Older adults