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Psychologist, HCPC, MBACP, MBPsS, MSc

About me

Smita Melling
Practitioner Psychologist, MSc, MBA and registered with HCPC and MBACP.  Member of MBPsS, BABCP & ISCP

I am confident in liaising with clients in order to deliver high-quality, confidential, ethical and empathy-driven counselling services to reach solution-focused goals in a non-judgmental and non-advisory setting. I am experienced in building collaborative working relationships with clients across different cultures. I have a passion to work with people in order to help them make a positive impact on their lives. I continually seek personal development and am passionate about counselling, coaching and mentoring people.


I have work experience as a Counselling Psychologist using mostly solution-focused and cognitive therapy while working in corporates and Employee Assistance Program services for various everyday-life and professional concerns. I am a counselling psychologist by qualification living in London and also a member of the British Psychological Society.


My academic and work experience has given me the skills to work with people from a variety of backgrounds. My ability to work under pressure has been illustrated by my handling management roles in the past. I have also gained industry experience in Human Resources and I am keen to mentor people who wish to bring positivity and empowerment to their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc, MBA, HCPC, BPS, MBACP, Level A&B, BABCP, ISCP

Years in Practice: 17 Years

Registration:
1. Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
2. British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

Membership:
1. British Psychological Society (BPS),
2. British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP),
3. International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP)

Training: MSc Counselling Psychology & MBA

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).

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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

Career choices/ changes/ interests and Decision Making

Psychometric Testing - Aptitude, IQ & Personality

Life Coaching, Transitions and Coping Skills

Marital, Premarital, Peer Relationships

Fees

£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Cost per Session: Up to £100

Sliding Scale: Yes

Payment: Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque, Credit card

Insurance: Cigna

Email to book a free phone consultation.

Fees affordability guaranteed.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Online Counselling - Phone, Email, Video, Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, GoogleMeet

Face to face sessions at St Paul's, City of London

Further information

Immediate support is available on call/ video chat/ emails to help you deal with the anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, depression, feeling sad and alone caused by the pandemic.

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Additional languages

Bengali
French
Punjabi
Urdu

I also speak Hindi, a little French. Fluent Bengali, Punjabi, and Urdu

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

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