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Psychotherapist  - UK - Melissa
Online Psychotherapy and counselling
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Online Psychotherapy and counselling

Working through life's challenges together...

 

Hello, my name is Melissa. You’ve taken the first step by looking for support. I know that reaching out to a therapist can be a daunting process, but I am here to take it at your pace.

 

In our work together, I strive to help you feel heard and reach any goals you may have in a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space. I view therapy as a collaborative effort, in which we work together to focus on ways to help you move forward. Therapy is a journey that helps you make sense of what is going on and find a way forward. When we make sense of our situation, past and self, it helps us to better tackle the issues and difficulties we face. I would describe my style as warm and open, and I consider establishing rapport and building trust as the foundation of our work together.

 

As an integrative psychotherapist, I believe that our early life experiences affect our behaviour and personality in adulthood. Our unmet needs can influence our decisions in adulthood, where we can unknowingly (unconsciously) try to recreate our experience of childhood by doing what feels ‘safe’ (familiar). However, this can mean getting stuck in ways that may no longer work. Therapy can help you become more aware of yourself and find new ways of coping. My role as your therapist is to take therapy at your pace, explore your past, and offer you new coping strategies, understanding, gentle challenge and a safe, non-judgmental, supportive space.

 

I'd like to share with you one of my favourite quotes. I believe healing comes when we share our story with someone who is understanding, empathetic and does not judge:

 

If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” - Brené Brown

 

It takes courage to reach out for support. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support you. Do reach out, I am here to take it at your pace.

Together we can find a way forward. 

Online therapy

I offer a free phone or video Q&A, which lasts up to 15 minutes, to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and answer any questions you may have.

 

Your first session/assessment lasts 1 hour (sessions after will be 50 minutes). This will be more directive than usual, as part of routine practice we will discuss our working agreement, go through some of your details, I will also ask you some questions to understand more about your needs and go through documentation (GDPR, Agreement, and a series of questions about your mood will be sent to you before your session and these can be discussed within the first session).

 

It is important that you find someone with who you feel comfortable, which is why at your first session you will have the opportunity to ask me any questions and share your expectations for both your sessions and myself. This session is about getting to know each other, for me to find more about you and your needs and to share how I work. There will be a time in the assessment for you to speak openly about the issues you are facing.

Qualifications and registrations

  • BA (Hons) in Counselling
  • FdSc in Counselling
  • Family & Relationship Counselling
  • Specialised Bereavement Practitioner
  • Trauma & Resilience
  • Suicide and Self-harm
  • Foundation for Infant & Baby Loss


Registrations

Specialisations

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement, loss and grief
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues

Areas of counselling I can help with


Fees

My fees are £65 per session. For concessions and a sliding scale fee please contact me further.

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday 9 am - 8 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 8 am - 8 pm
Thursday 8 am - 1 pm
Friday 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday 8 am - 12 pm
Sunday -

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