- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
Available for Face-to-Face, Online, Telephone, Walk & Talk and Home Visit.
Monday to Thursday 8 am till 8 pm
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, I am Melanie.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor / Therapist. I offer a safe and confidential space where you will be truly received and accepted just as you are, and with whatever it is you choose to bring.
As an Integrative Counsellor / Therapist, I am able to draw together the most useful parts of a range of therapeutic approaches and be able to respond with flexibility to the needs of the individual client. I honour the trust my clients invest in me. Everyone has the right to be valued and heard. It is important that this is reflected in the qualities I bring into developing a healthy and trusting relationship with my clients.
To support your capacity for growth and change, I endeavour to keep you and your needs at the centre of our work. Being an empathic person, I can communicate an understanding of another person's experience from their perspective.
I am fully insured for public liability and professional indemnity. I have a regularly checked DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). I receive private supervision to support my work and update my professional status through Continuing Professional Development. I also work within the BACP Ethical Framework to ensure safe & professional practice.
My practice room is in Parkstone, Poole, where I offer face-to-face sessions. I also offer online, home visit, walk & talk, or telephone sessions.
I offer both short and long term therapy to individuals experiencing a wide range of issues.
My first session
I offer a Free 30 minute no-obligation conversation by telephone.
This provides the opportunity to widen your options by discussing what it is you are looking to receive support for. I will be able to inform you of what I am able to offer by way of support and approaches, giving you an idea of what it may look like if we work together.
At the end of our conversation, you may decide that you are wanting to continue with further sessions on a regular, weekly or fortnightly basis.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, EMDR, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited