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About me

Are you a millennial who feels lost & overwhelmed? Are you struggling with never feeling good enough, no matter what you do? Modern lives and the culture of immediacy has made many of us feel constantly on high alert, stressed, overwhelmed and anxious.  Add to that social media & constant online connection 24/7 it’s easy to get sucked into comparing yourself to others, making you feel increasingly inadequate & not enough.

Do you find yourself trying to change who you are to fit in with the crowd? Maybe you're unsure of who YOU even are anymore...? You know that you’re feeling unhappy & insecure but you don’t have a safe place to share these feelings. I know that you want some answers, you want to understand yourself better, to feel lighter & be able to move forwards, but the hardest thing is knowing where to begin... it all feels so overwhelming and confusing.

I get it. I'm a millennial myself and I have been on my own healing journey of learning to feel enough as I am. I struggled for a long time with very low self esteem that showed up in my life in a myriad of ways and took a long time to unravel and understand. Now, I am passionate about helping other millennials to do the same. I understand the pressures of the world we grew up in and the expectations of the world we operate in now and I want to help you thrive regardless.

How does therapy with me work?

I work collaboratively with you to support your emotional wellbeing, helping you develop skills in self-care & to foster a deeper understanding of yourself. I listen to your story, then I help you to reflect & gain insight, together we find ways of retelling this narrative that gives new awareness and perspectives helping you to feel calmer & happier.

In a session with me you are allowed to be completely yourself and express to me whatever is on your mind. I will help you to explore your emotions and have an opportunity to look at things from a different perspective, and to not feel alone. I will be authentic with you in a session and allow myself to be human, and I hope that this will help you to be yourself with me also.

​​​I believe that we all hold our own truth and answers within and that we all deserve the space and support needed to understand ourselves better and to overcome our insecurities. I believe that with the right nurturing and safe environment we can heal from hurt, grow and develop into the best versions of ourselves.

I run an online & remote practice working with clients all over the UK, working via webcam and via email.

Who do I work with?

I am particularly passionate about helping millennials and young people with the struggles that they face, using my experience as a millennial to inform my understanding.

I offer one-on-one therapy via Zoom so that you can access therapy from the comfort of your own home, wherever you are in the world. This means that the therapy I offer is tailored to you, to fit around your life, to make it easy to prioritise your emotional wellbeing amid what is undoubtedly a hectic schedule.

I would love to work with you to improve your self esteem and help you to feel good enough, either via webcam or email. I offer a free 15-20 minute consultation via Zoom so that you can see if I am right therapist for you & for you to ask me any questions you may have. 

Training, qualifications & experience

CAVA Diploma in Counselling - West Suffolk College 2013
Awareness in Bereavement Care - Cruse 2014
BA Hons Integrative Therapy - Newham University 2018
Providing Online Counselling Diploma - OCST 2020
Registered Member of BACP (MBACP)

My Approach

The way I work is integrative, which means I blend many psychological theories together in a unique way for each client. I listen to your story and help you to understand how you've got to where you are now, then together we find a way of retelling the narrative that gives different insights and perspectives. We won't solely focus on the difficult experiences you've been through, it is important that we process these and then find hope and a way to move forwards. My core approach is the person centred model, but I integrate aspects of humanistic, existential, psychodynamic and narrative therapy as and when they are needed in the process.

If this sounds confusing then don't worry! You don't need to understand how all these approaches work together (that's my job) but please feel free to ask me questions about how I work if you would like more information.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Millennials

Perfectionism

Overwhelm

Burnout

People-Pleasing

Boundaries

Fees

£70.00 per session

Additional information

50 minute online session via Zoom - £70
Email Therapy - £65 per 1 exchange or block of 3 exchanges £180

Free 15-20 minute consultation available via Zoom

When I work

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Afternoon
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My client days are Tuesday-Thursday, day times only (no evenings).

Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1

Peaslake, Guildford, Surrey, GU5

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Meryn Addison

Meryn Addison