Melanie Hallows

Melanie Hallows


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07896 094901

Contact Melanie

Therapist - Twickenham

Twickenham TW2
07896 094901
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am currently offering sessions face to face.

About me and my therapy practice

I am an Integrative trained Counsellor/Psychotherapist.   I have worked for the last 7 years for a leading children's Mental Health Charity supporting both Adults and Children with issues impacting on their mental health. I have also worked in Private Practise for the past 4 years, with experience supporting clients with a variety of issues ranging from depression, anxiety, confidence and self-esteem, self-harm, bereavement, domestic abuse and relationship difficulties both within the family and work-place.  


I offer both short-term counselling or long-term (psychotherapy) and have significant experience working with Employee Assistance Programmes supporting clients with issues relating to workplace stress, anxiety and depression.  I am also a registered BUPA provider currently accepting referrals. 

My Approach

I am Integrative trained, which means that I recognise all clients have different life experiences and that one approach does not fit all; I draw on different theoretical approaches which aids my understanding and enhances my practise.   Above all I value the importance of the therapeutic relationship.  I aim to provide a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental space for you to explore what is troubling you, enabling you to gain clarity and a different perspective.   I also believe that in order to understand our difficulties today it can be helpful to explore our earliest childhood relationships.


Areas of interest

Relationship & Family Issues; Separation & Divorce; Parenting & Child-Related Issues; Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control; Confidence & Self-Esteem; Depression; Anxiety; Bereavement & Loss; Childhood Abuse.

Practice description

My private practice takes place from a log cabin in my garden, separate from my home, in a quiet development in Twickenham, West London which provides a quiet, private, reflective space.

I am close to Whitton and Twickenham British Rail and the A316, with easy access to the M3 or into London and many other good transport links. There is plenty of free, easily accessible parking.

I offer both short-term counselling and long-term psychotherapy which is very much dependent on your needs and will be discussed during the first assessment session.  

I have a particular interest and experience in working relationally, supporting clients to identify unhealthy patterns of relating and coping mechanisms often formed in childhood, which may have contributed to low confidence and self-esteem, anxiety or depression or difficulties in current relationships.

My first session

I realise it can be really daunting choosing a Counsellor for the first-time and therefore offer a free telephone consultation.  Please feel free to give me a call where I will be happy to answer any queries you may have. If I am unable to take your call please leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

I will then invite you in for an initial assessment session which will be at a reduced rate of £30. This gives you a further opportunity to ask any questions and get to know how we will work together. I offer both short-term and long-term counselling. We will review as we go along and this is very much directed by you and your needs.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work