Sandra Mellor

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Clinical Supervisor, Dip. Integrative Counselling, BACP Reg
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Harwich CO12 & Ipswich IP1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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 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.

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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

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


£40.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Individuals - £40 per 50 minute session, with some concessionary and block booking reduced rates available, please enquire when booking  

Couples - £60 per 75 minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday daytime and evening sessions available.

Further information

I practice in private, comfortable therapy rooms in Harwich, Essex and Ipswich, Suffolk.

Weekday evening sessions are available.

Harwich, Essex, CO12

2 Civic Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I offer supportive and collaborative supervision to newly qualified and experienced counsellors, face to face, in my practice in Harwich.

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Sandra Mellor
Sandra Mellor