Melanie Godden

Melanie Godden


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07958032532
Website

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Therapist - St. Albans

St. Albans AL2
07958032532
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

Everyone goes through challenging situations and needs support and security. Counselling can help you to put in place mechanisms to cope in difficult situations. I would like to help you discover these strengths. I provide a unique blend of psychotherapy that emphasizes self discovery and self acceptance as a way to facilitate social, emotional and behavioural well being. My work is based on a deep respect for the client and a belief in their potential to heal and grow.

While psychodynamic theory serves as my clinical foundation, I also use an integrative approach which enables me to combine Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other approaches for various issues including stress, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, post-natal depression, addiction and issues with food. My approach to human issues are very integrative bringing all these experiences and understanding together.

Finding a good match with a counsellor and establishing therapeutic rapport is an important factor for successful therapeutic outcomes. I offer a confidential space where you can be safe in the knowledge that I am BACP member and adhere to the BACP code of practice.

As well as working at St Albans Counselling, I have also worked for The Counselling Foundation, Herts and Beds, and currently work for MIND, a mental health charity, training as a DIT therapist for the NHS. I have worked extensively with young people, bereavement, people who have suffered abuse and trauma as well as eating issues and post natal depression offering a solution based therapy incorporating a psychodynamic approach.

I studied Body Dysmorphia and Eating Disorders (CPD) at the Tavistock Clinic in London and have a PGDip in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling from The University of Hertfordshire.

My own personal development is important to me and I to stay up-to-date with current practices and theories by attending regular courses.

What I can help with

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

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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