Melanie is a qualified, BACP Registered Counsellor who works with young people aged 15 and over and with adults. She is also a qualified EMDR therapist providing therapy to adults.
Life can feel very difficult sometimes and Melanie is here to support you if you are having a tough time. Maybe you are facing major changes in your life, such as loss or relationship issues, and you are struggling to adjust. Melanie can help you with strategies so that you feel calmer and better able to cope and:
- Understand the reasons behind your difficult emotions and develop ways to manage your mood and feel better about yourself.
- Work on behaviours or ways of relating to others that cause you problems.
- Recover from use of unhealthy coping strategies (addictive behaviours or substance misuse) and develop healthy ways to cope.
- Improve self-esteem and confidence so you can achieve your personal and professional goals.
Melanie uses therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing), Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy to help you move on from your present difficulties. Melanie works to high professional standards, providing complete confidentiality and privacy for you.
Her approach is non-judgemental, empathic and focussed on empowering you to develop greater resilience and more effective problem-solving strategies. Melanie offers appointments online (using Zoom) at flexible times so that you can access the support that she can provide from the comfort of your own home.
Qualifications & Experience
Foundation Degree in Counselling – University of Teesside
NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory – Middlesbrough College
National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership – University of Wolverhampton
NCFE Level 2 Counselling Skills – Darlington College
EMDR Europe Accredited Training (all parts completed July 2021) – EMDR Academy
Advanced Diploma in Management Practice – University of Newcastle upon Tyne
BSc (Hons) Environmental Studies – University of Hertfordshire