Melanie Drake

Melanie Drake


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07971647393

Contact Melanie

Therapist - London

London SW10
07971647393
Sessions from £80.00

Features

About me and my therapy practice

By coming to personal therapy, you may be seeking to find relief and gain insight into the obstacles which might be blocking your path to health and happiness. By shedding light on blind spots and working with you to overcome inner resistance, I can help you move forward equipped with the strategies you need to thrive.

Therapy offers a safe, confidential place where you can talk about your relationships and emotions or difficult events in your life which you wish to make sense of. Or you might have unhelpful or negative thoughts and behaviours that you want to change. You don't have to be in crisis to have therapy. I uphold equal opportunities and I respect difference.

My core way of working is Humanistic, a non-directive, empathic approach that empowers and motivates individuals in the therapeutic process. This approach is based on the belief that every human being has the capacity to fulfil his or her own potential.

My aim is to suffuse my Integrative approach with ways to access positive influences in order to reach full potential, whilst acknowledging that the past informs the present. The arc of therapy is a process, not an event.

Practice description

My rooms are located in Chelsea, SW10, Kensington, SW7 and Rye in East Sussex. 

My London practices are within easy reach of the Kings Road and Gloucester Road. My Rye practice is in the centre of town with easy parking nearby.

Paid and residents Parking is readily available in London and there are numerous bus routes that will bring you directly here.

Chelsea:

Buses: 22, 19, 319, 414, 14, 211, 11, 328, 49, 345, 430, 14, 414

Tube: Earls Court (15 mins), Sloane Square Tube (15 mins bus) Fulham Broadway (15 mins)

Kensington:

Buses: 49, 74

Tube: Gloucester Road (3mins), Earls Court (15mins) and South Kensington (8mins) 

Rye:

Bus information: https://www.traveline.info

Please note the only access to my practices is by staircase and so it is not accessible for wheelchair users.

My first session

Every therapist works in a different way. At the introductory session (usually 30 minutes), I will start by asking you about the difficulties you are experiencing. I offer a safe and confidential space where you will feel respected, understood and valued.

Once we have both decided whether we are a ‘good fit’, we can agree a mutual way of working together and we can plan how therapy will work for you. How many sessions you have, will depend on your individual circumstances.

We will usually have a number of scheduled, regular sessions lasting for around 50 minutes. This time will be yours every week. We can then begin to engage in a supportive, collaborative process. I suggest an initial commitment of 12 sessions, after which we can review our work and decide how to proceed. However, you can stay in therapy for as long as you wish. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Therapist - London

London SW7
07971647393
Sessions from £80.00

Features

About me and my therapy practice

By coming to personal therapy, you may be seeking to find relief and gain insight into the obstacles which might be blocking your path to health and happiness. By shedding light on blind spots and working with you to overcome inner resistance, I can help you move forward equipped with the strategies you need to thrive.

Therapy offers a safe, confidential place where you can talk about your relationships and emotions or difficult events in your life which you wish to make sense of. Or you might have unhelpful or negative thoughts and behaviours that you want to change. You don't have to be in crisis to have therapy. I uphold equal opportunities and I respect difference.

My core way of working is Humanistic, a non-directive, empathic approach that empowers and motivates individuals in the therapeutic process. This approach is based on the belief that every human being has the capacity to fulfil his or her own potential.

My aim is to suffuse my Integrative approach with ways to access positive influences in order to reach full potential, whilst acknowledging that the past informs the present. The arc of therapy is a process, not an event.

Practice description

My rooms are located in Chelsea, SW10, Kensington, SW7 and Rye in East Sussex.

My London practices are within easy reach of the Kings Road and Gloucester Road. My Rye practice is in the centre of town with easy parking nearby.

Paid and residents Parking is readily available in London and there are numerous bus routes that will bring you directly here.

Chelsea:

Buses: 22, 19, 319, 414, 14, 211, 11, 328, 49, 345, 430, 14, 414

Tube: Earls Court (15 mins), Sloane Square Tube (15 mins bus) Fulham Broadway (15 mins)

Kensington:

Buses: 49, 74

Tube: Gloucester Road (3mins), Earls Court (15mins) and South Kensington (8mins)

Rye:

Bus information: https://www.traveline.info

Please note the only access to my practices is by staircase and so it is not accessible for wheelchair users.

My first session

Every therapist works in a different way. At the introductory session (usually 30 minutes), I will start by asking you about the difficulties you are experiencing. I offer a safe and confidential space where you will feel respected, understood and valued.

Once we have both decided whether we are a ‘good fit’, we can agree a mutual way of working together and we can plan how therapy will work for you. How many sessions you have, will depend on your individual circumstances.

We will usually have a number of scheduled, regular sessions lasting for around 50 minutes. This time will be yours every week. We can then begin to engage in a supportive, collaborative process. I suggest an initial commitment of 12 sessions, after which we can review our work and decide how to proceed. However, you can stay in therapy for as long as you wish. 

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Therapist - Rye

Rye TN31
07971647393
Sessions from £50.00

Features

About me and my therapy practice

By coming to personal therapy, you may be seeking to find relief and gain insight into the obstacles which might be blocking your path to health and happiness. By shedding light on blind spots and working with you to overcome inner resistance, I can help you move forward equipped with the strategies you need to thrive.

Therapy offers a safe, confidential place where you can talk about your relationships and emotions or difficult events in your life which you wish to make sense of. Or you might have unhelpful or negative thoughts and behaviours that you want to change. You don't have to be in crisis to have therapy. I uphold equal opportunities and I respect difference.

My core way of working is Humanistic, a non-directive, empathic approach that empowers and motivates individuals in the therapeutic process. This approach is based on the belief that every human being has the capacity to fulfil his or her own potential.

My aim is to suffuse my Integrative approach with ways to access positive influences in order to reach full potential, whilst acknowledging that the past informs the present. The arc of therapy is a process, not an event.

Practice description

My rooms are located in Rye, East Sussex, Chelsea, SW10, Kensington, SW7.

Rye:

Bus information: https://www.traveline.info

My Rye practice is in the centre of town with easy parking nearby.

London:

My London practices are within easy reach of the Kings Road and Gloucester Road. 

Paid and residents Parking is readily available in London and there are numerous bus routes that will bring you directly here.

Chelsea:

Buses: 22, 19, 319, 414, 14, 211, 11, 328, 49, 345, 430, 14, 414

Tube: Earls Court (15 mins), Sloane Square Tube (15 mins bus) Fulham Broadway (15 mins)

Kensington:

Buses: 49, 74

Tube: Gloucester Road (3mins), Earls Court (15mins) and South Kensington (8mins)

Please note the only access to my practices is by staircase and so it is not accessible for wheelchair users.

My first session

Every therapist works in a different way. At the introductory session (usually 30 minutes), I will start by asking you about the difficulties you are experiencing. I offer a safe and confidential space where you will feel respected, understood and valued.

Once we have both decided whether we are a ‘good fit’, we can agree a mutual way of working together and we can plan how therapy will work for you. How many sessions you have, will depend on your individual circumstances.

We will usually have a number of scheduled, regular sessions lasting for around 50 minutes. This time will be yours every week. We can then begin to engage in a supportive, collaborative process. I suggest an initial commitment of 12 sessions, after which we can review our work and decide how to proceed. However, you can stay in therapy for as long as you wish. 

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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