Sandra Mellor, Dip. Integrative Counselling, BACP Registered Member

Sandra Mellor, Dip. Integrative Counselling, BACP Registered Member

Colchester
Essex
CO1

Harwich
Essex
CO12

07930 287824

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Colchester
Essex
CO1

Harwich
Essex
CO12

07930 287824

About me

Life can be challenging and there may be a time when you feel you need some additional support. Perhaps you feel stuck and would like to move on from your present circumstances - I understand exactly how that feels as counselling helped me to change my own life; in fact it is what inspired me to become a counsellor in the first place.

I work with adults, couples and adolescent clients who are experiencing a variety of issues, such as - divorce and relationship breakdown; bereavement and loss; anxiety; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; addiction; eating disorders; self harm; low self-esteem.

I practice an integrative, person-centred approach. Person-centred counselling focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. It is the development of trust and understanding within this relationship and the provision of a sensitive, confidential, non-judgmental environment which enables the client to acknowledge their problems and issues at their own pace and to realise solutions, with gentle encouragement and support.

Using a person-centred approach as the basis of my work, I ensure that the therapy that I offer best suits the needs of my clients, by integrating other methodologies such as Psychodynamic, CBT and Existentialism into my practise.

I consider myself to be warm, friendly and accepting and I enjoy meeting and working with clients from all walks of life. I have an empathic, kind and caring approach to counselling, believing that the client knows what is best for them and that the answers can be found within themselves. Being able to empower my client is an integral part of my work; a privilege to travel alongside and support the personal journey to self-discovery and change.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and I am a BACP Registered Member, bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

I am a qualified therapeutic play practitioner.

I have completed a course in Couples Counselling.

I have worked with adolescents and children in schools and hold enhanced DBS certificates to work with vulnerable adults and young people.

I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.

I am committed to developing myself and my practise and have attended a course working with female survivors of sexual abuse and violence.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Individuals - £35 per 50 minute session, with concessionary rates available.

Couples - £55 per session

Further information

I practice in private, comfortable therapy rooms on East Hill in Colchester and in Harwich.

Evening and weekend sessions are available.

Maps & Directions

Colchester, CO1
Harwich, CO12

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations