Melanie Kinross

Melanie Kinross


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07720 398565

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Therapist - Shoreham-by-Sea

Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
07720 398565
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Currently available evenings only.

About me and my therapy practice

If you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, anxious, or depressed, you might find that counselling can help. I can offer a safe and supportive therapeutic space in which we can explore the things which might be holding you back from living the life you want to live. Seeking help can be a big step, but rarely one that you will regret.

I have experience with many presentations: anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, relationship difficulties, workplace stress, eating disorders, and many others. 

Children and young people: I have worked as a Schools Counsellor in several Primary and Secondary schools in West Sussex for 12 years, but now also offer private work over the phone, zoom or facetime. I have found that children aged around 10 years and upwards can work well with me online, younger than that really needs to be face to face.

Students: I work with University students at a local University. Work with this age group can be very short term but often very effective.

Adults: I have worked with an Employee Assistance Programme counselling service where the presenting issue is frequently stress or anxiety related. However, unpicking this often leads to unresolved trauma or loss, and clients find they benefit from being able to make sense of their story, as well as thinking about how to go forward with greater resilience.  This work can be shorter or longer term; which means we identify achievable goals and work hard to develop strengths and resilience in order to achieve them.


Find me on www.pebblebeachcounselling.co.uk


Practice description

Hourly sessions are charged at £50 for daytime appointments and £60 after 6pm and at weekends.

I can work long or short term, and usually weekly meetings but fortnightly can also be useful. The foundations of my work are psychodynamic, and I draw from Attachment theory to help understand how relationship patterns emerge and grow.

I offer a kind, curious attitude which is challenging enough to promote growth but empathic enough to stay real and safe.

Working online has opened up new opportunities for therapy - it is now easier to access and presents more of  level playing field. We can all be in comfort while we work.

We can meet using Zoom, phone or e mail during the current Covid-19 crisis. 

As soon as it is safe to do so I will offer face to face sessions, but some might prefer to stay with the online or phone.

My first session

I can discuss the work with you initially for free in a phone call before a commitment is made.

We can discuss the presenting issue, and get an idea about how many counselling sessions might be necessary. I am now offering face to face counselling, as well as online or phone. I have found that children age 10 and over can sometimes manage online or phone sessions, depending on the individual.

I use a number of measurement methods so that we can keep track on how we are doing.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Families, 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, Time-limited

Supervisor - Shoreham-by-Sea

Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
07720398565
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

I can offer sessions during the day or early evenings, or Saturday mornings.

About me and my therapy practice

I supervise Counsellors from any modality, and my training was in psychodynamic counselling with children and adolescents.

I work with trainees and qualified clinicians, working with children, adolescents and adults.

Practice description

In the current time I am offering supervision sessions over Skype or Zoom.

My first session

In our first session we would discuss what you need to get from Supervision, and where you are in your Counselling journey. We will include your organisational requirements, frequency and how you see yourself and your work.

I will also discuss my expectations as we go into a supervisory relationships in terms of preparation for sessions and paperwork.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Families, 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, Time-limited