Melanie Rivera

Melanie Rivera

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Poole

Poole BH12
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, I'm Mel. I am a registered MBACP Integrative Therapist, Counsellor and NLP Coach.

I am trained in a variety of psychotherapeutic theories and approaches. The people I work with are at the centre of the therapeutic service offered. I believe everyone should be accepted as individuals with their own vast life experience and resources. An Integrative approach can create a more bespoke experience for you and enrich our work together.

Practice description

Since 2009, I began working in Mental Health/Wellbeing as an NLP Master Practitioner Coach and Holistic Therapist. My roles include delivering government-approved programs in Jobcentres, probation and community hubs.

Private Practice

I set up in private practice in 2012 and have continued to add other qualifications and skills to my initial training. Over the years, my work has involved helping individuals experiencing a range of problems, including Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Attachment, Relationship, Sexuality, Loss/Life Change, and Diversity issues. 

I feel my personal and professional experiences help me resonate and empathise with people from all walks of life. I am very passionate about my work. Some feedback has noted that I connect and engage well with individuals within a therapeutic space, enabling them to make sense of their difficult situations and cope better with painful and distressing emotions.

My first session

The decision to seek therapy, counselling or coaching can feel overwhelming, especially if it is a new experience. 

Making that first step is often a difficult yet brave decision to make. I am friendly and approachable and am here to help. 

I always offer a free 30-minute initial conversation to discuss options/approaches together. We can see if I am a good match to meet your requirements and talk about potential steps forward (including what to expect on the first session), should you decide to go ahead with some regular sessions.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

CBT, EMDR, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling