Sandra Mellor, Dip. Integrative Counselling, BACP Registered Member
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Individuals - £35 per 50 minute session, with concessionary rates available.
Couples - £55 per session
I practice in private, comfortable therapy rooms on East Hill in Colchester and in Harwich.
Evening and weekend sessions are available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client