For over 20 years, I have worked as a qualified Integrative Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I’ve lectured in counselling, written and delivered training and facilitated various groups. I work with children, young adults, adults and elders. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and of Ecopsychology UK.
I aim to provide a warm, compassionate, safe and confidential space to find the most helpful approach to working with you. Through personal experience and my years of professional interactions. I know and value the support that counselling and psychotherapy can give us and I am more than happy to discuss just how I am able to help you when we first chat.
I am a great believer in utilising nature to help maintain our mental and physical well-being and like to bring aspects of this and creativity into my therapeutic work when appropriate.
Melanie is an exceptionally skilful, kind and compassionate counsellor. She provided me with a calm and inviting relationship to discuss my thoughts and feelings; her genuine empathy saturated our interactions and I always felt comfortable in her presence. Her ability to convey unconditional positive regard was impressive and I never felt I had to be someone I wasn’t. I will always treasure the space, relationship and psychological support Melanie provided me. Without her support I am a confident a less healthy and more self-destructive trajectory would have ensued.
Mel comes with my full recommendation.
Melanie brings a wealth of experience to her counselling and supervision work. She has worked with a wide range of different client groups for over 20 years. She also spent many years working as the Young Carers Service Manager and then Counselling Service Manager for 'Crossroads / Carer’s Trust’ and as well as working with adults she counselled children and young people as part of her work. She also worked as a Student Counsellor at Weston College and was The Bereavement Services Manager for a large hospice in Somerset. Melanie believes in the healing power of the relationship and brings a warmth and genuineness to her work. She aims to create a safe and boundaried space where problems and difficult feelings can be aired and worked on without fear of judgment.
Contact me today for more information, or to enquire about an appointment
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS22