Melissa Steyn

Melissa Steyn

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Abergavenny

Abergavenny NP7
Sessions from £49.99


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

My Name is Melissa Steyn. I create a safe and confidential space to ensure that you will feel comfortable to discuss your personal problems. Whilst working with a person in a collaborative manner to help them to resolve the cause of their distress and to ensure that they are receiving the best service that is individually designed to help them achieve results.

I have gained experience whilst working in the addictions field, as both a support worker and a counsellor, therefore, gaining a sound knowledge base on what treatment methods work best with all addictions and a good understand of what a client needs to ensure that they have a solid and continuous recovery. I understand the importance of helping a client to set up support networks once completing treatment to help them to maintain a strong sobriety.

Whilst working as a counsellor at a Carers centre, I counselled clients who face the challenging role of caring for loved ones. I helped them gain insight into the challenging role of becoming a carer and how to adapt to this new role. I have worked for a Community Mental Health Resource Centre counselling clients with issues such as addictions, abuse, depression, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying, social anxiety, grief and loss. I have counselled clients who face the long-term chronic illness Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Helping them come to terms with the progress of their chronic illness whilst managing their anxiety and maintaining a level of independence.

Practice description

I work from Humanistic stance and integrate the following approaches: Person-centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Mindfulness, Motivation Interviewing, Solution Focused Approach, Inner Child Healing, Creative Therapies and Compassionate Mind Training.

I work holistically exploring the mind-body  connection, to gain a better understanding of the mind-body connection, I explore healthy eating, a balanced diet and exercise as interventions to improve well-being alongside, stress management, distress tolerance and anger management. I have experience working with disorganised eating or emotional eating by helping each client to make sense of the reasons why they use certain food for comfort. Whilst teaching different therapeutic skills such as emotional regulation and distraction skills to help change the process of mindless eating into mindful eating. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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