Melanie Lovegrove

Melanie Lovegrove


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07540 850293
Website

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Therapist - Wokingham

Wokingham RG40
07540 850293
Contact Melanie for session rate.

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a warm and experienced accredited counsellor specialising in loss (of a loved one, relationship, health, job etc), bereavement and the trauma and challenges these major life changes can bring.  Areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, PTSD, effects of abuse, self harm and low self esteem.

I qualified as an online counsellor and tutor in 2017 allowing clients additional options and convenience in accessing counselling support. I work with young people (11+), adults and couples.  

I have gained extensive experience working at hospices, youth agencies and with regional Police and NHS services.  I currently work at Thames Hospice counselling patients with life limiting illnesses and their families and carers.  I have additional experience specifically in safeguarding and advocacy gained whilst working with vulnerable adults with disabilities.

I can help you gain clarity and understanding about yourself or issues that concern you bringing you greater self-acceptance and peace of mind.

These are challenging times for everyone so it makes sense to seek counselling or support to help you gain coping strategies, strength and resilience in this unsettling time of constant change. 

Please contact me if you have any questions, you can be assured of a warm welcome and professional service.



Practice description

I established my private practice in 2014.  

I offer face to face sessions at The Bradbury Centre, Wokingham Methodist Church.  These premises are accessible to wheelchair users and there is parking available next to the Centre.

I also qualified as an online counsellor and tutor in 2017.  I offer online sessions which can be booked at your convenience.  

My first session

I offer free 15 minute 'meet me' sessions to see if you feel comfortable working with me and for me to ensure I am the right therapist to help you.  I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

My first session is to welcome you to counselling with me and for us to discuss your needs and wishes and how we may achieve those.  It includes an assessment and agreeing our contract/data management for our work together.


What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited