Mel Cardy

Mel Cardy

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Leigh-on-Sea

Leigh-on-Sea SS9
Sessions from £50.00


About me and my therapy practice

Anxious about taking that first step? Not sure if counselling is for you? Worried about finding the right counsellor? It's ok, I get it!  I've been there too, asking myself those same kind of questions like, 'What if I hate it?', 'How do I find someone who I feel comfortable talking to and who won't judge me?', 'Where do I even start?''.  The fact that you're even here, looking at options, means you have taken that first step and that you are open to the prospect of finding help and support. That's a great start!

I'm Mel and I'm a qualified counsellor based in Leigh-on-Sea Essex. Taking that first step in reaching out for help can be very daunting but it can also be the start of something hugely positive and beneficial for you. I’m here to help you take that step and to be with you on your journey.

I am an integrative counsellor which means I use various methods and concepts from Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Transactional Analysis Therapy.

I am an Accredited Member of the National Society of Counselling (NCS) and I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I adhere to both of their Ethical Frameworks at all times.

Practice description

I offer a completely non-judgmental safe space where confidentiality is of upmost importance. There is no pressure to continue, just the opportunity to see if you feel comfortable and want to proceed. 

As we are all individuals, the therapy I offer is very much tailored specifically to you because there is no 'one size fits all'.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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

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