Melanie Phelps

Melanie Phelps


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07742239043

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Therapist - Kewstoke

Kewstoke BS22
07742239043
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

For over 20 years I have worked as a qualified Integrative Counsellor/Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. I bring all that experience and learning into the counselling room to find ways of working that best suit you, and the material you bring to talk over. Finding the right counsellor is essential and I offer a free  telephone part assessment so you can see if I am someone you want to work with. I'll tell you how I work and answer any questions or concerns you may have. 

As well as working in the traditional counselling room setting I am lucky enough to also be able to offer clients a unique opportunity to take the counselling outdoors and into the natural world (Ecotherapy). This can enhance the therapeutic experience. It’s not always appropriate but if it’s offered the decision to do so always lies with the client. Working outdoors allows us to connect and engage with the natural world and this can help support the counselling work. 

I provide a warm, compassionate, safe, confidential and professional space within which to work. My work has involved supporting children, adolescents, adults and elders, individually, as couples and in groups. I have worked extensively with issues of abuse, self harm, grief and bereavement and the death of a child. I have also supported many others with the wide range of life's challenges that any of us can be faced with. Some examples are listed below. I have lectured in counselling, written and delivered a wide range of training days and workshops and facilitated support groups.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Kewstoke

Kewstoke BS22
07742239043
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I have been supervising since 2003. I love supervision and believe it should be a collaborative space where we can be open and honest and work together side by side. The aim is to ensure that the way you are working is safe and effective but also to ensure that you are not becoming too overloaded or stressed through your work. Compassion fatigue is rampant in the helping professions and supervision is one of the ways we can help ourselves to help others. 

As supervisor I aim to provide a safe and supportive space for the supervisee so that a trusting relationship develops in which they can explore their work. Supervision provides the opportunity for growth as a practitioner through challenges to assumptions and professional practices and through personal development work. It aims to maintain and develop good safe practice when working with people and to encourage the supervisee to develop their reflexive skills as a professional, competent and compassionate practitioner. 

I like to share my experience, skills and understanding of working with people as well as support the supervisee to develop their own style and inner supervisor and to gain confidence in their practice

I have experience of supervising a wide range of professionals, counsellors, trainee counsellors, supervisors, social workers, volunteers, managers and coordinators working with children, young people and adults. As well as one to one supervision I have facilitated many supervision groups for organisations using a co-participative model. To see the counselling and work experience background that underpins my work as a supervisor please see my counselling profile on the counselling directory. 

I offer a free telephone 30 minute initial assessment so that we can discuss supervision and decide if we want to work together.

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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

Trainer - Sand Bay, Kewstoke

Sand Bay, Kewstoke BS22
07742239043
Contact Melanie for session rate.

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I have over 20 years experience as a counsellor/therapist, supervisor and trainer. I have written and delivered a wide range of training days and workshops for various organisations, college and as a private facilitator. 

Training I have written and facilitated include: Understanding Self Injury, Leaning In with Loss, Grief and Bereavement, End of Life Care for Carers (dept. of Health), Young Carers, Working Creatively with Adolescents, Counselling and Listening Skills, Carers Champions Training (Primary Care Trust), Working with Boundaries, Working Creatively With Clients, Basic Child Protection, Embracing Supervision, Team Building etc. 

These workshops have been delivered to health and care professionals and volunteers, psychiatrists, emergency service personnel, psychologists, GP’s, trainee and qualified counsellors. As a part time college lecturer, I was responsible for designing, running and managing courses in Intermediate and advanced counselling skills and theory which including special modules on Loss and Grief and Counselling within Organisations. I hold a qualification in Teacher Training.