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Sandra Mellor, Dip. Integrative Counselling, BACP Registered Member

Harwich, Essex, CO12
07930 287824 07930 287824

About me

Hello. 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. If this sounds familiar, do please get in touch for an informal session to see whether you feel we can work together.

I’m offering remote counselling at this unprecedented time - by telephone, text and email, with reduced charges, please ask when you enquire.

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.

I work with individual adults and couples who have experienced a variety of issues, such as divorce and relationship issues; family issues; bereavement and loss; anxiety; generalised anxiety disorder; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; addiction; eating disorders; self harm; low self-esteem.

I practise 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 Creative Therapies, Psychodynamic, CBT and Existentialism.

For more information about me and my counselling practice, please visit:

www.sandra-mellor-counselling.co.uk

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 hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.

I am committed to self development and have attended a course working with female survivors of sexual abuse and violence.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

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

Couples - £55 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I practice in private, comfortable therapy rooms in Harwich.

Evening and weekend sessions are available.

Harwich
Essex
CO12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Daytime, evening and some weekend sessions available.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Sandra Mellor, Dip. Integrative Counselling, BACP Registered Member

Sandra Mellor, Dip. Integrative Counselling, BACP Registered Member