Melanie James

Melanie James

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07831 827464

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Therapist - FLAX BOURTON

07831 827464
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

I am a person-centred/integrative  counsellor of individuals & couples. 

I also use Gestalt & TA. I work with many client issues: depression and anxiety, loss & bereavement., ageing & life cycle change, loss of self, self-esteem, work-related issues, substance & behavioural addiction, complex trauma and abuse. 

Short term and long term counselling.

Practice description

I work from home in a separate annexe of the house with its own entrance. 

Currently I am seeing clients in-person or via Zoom. I have a strict Covid-secure protocol for face-to-face sessions. 

I charge £45 per session for individuals and £65 per session for couples. Sessions  are 1 hour. 

I have off-street parking. I live in BS48 North Somerset though I am only 10-15 minutes drive of central or south Bristol. 

A regular bus service from Bristol stops at the end of my road. 

My first session

I explain how I work in the first session even if I have already spoken to and/or emailed the client. This is more detailed for those who have not experienced counselling in the past. 

I take basic administrative details details from the client, explain my contract of engagement. This is the only session in which I take notes. 

I seek to explore with the client what their needs are and what they hope to gain from counselling. We agree a path forwards. I would describe myself as a 'curious traveller' walking alongside my client to help them on their therapeutic journey, reflecting and occasionally gently challenging.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited