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About Me

I'm Mel, I'm a professional therapeutic counsellor. I have my own private practice based in Devon, UK. 

I am accredited by the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society  and have a Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.  I have also completed  extensive further training in relationship counselling. 

 

My Background :

Woman's Aid : supporting women & children who have experienced domestic abuse 

Inner city school counsellor : working with young people facing challenges with anxiety, self-harm, neuro-divergence, eating disorders, and self-esteem.

Victims of Crime Service: helping young people and children who have experienced trauma from various crimes including  sexual assault.

Citizens Advice Bureau: supporting individuals and families facing complex life  challenges.  

Early Years Education : my previous role as a teacher has  helped  me understand  stages of child development, and has been invaluable experience for learning how to build  rapport with young people & their carers. 

 

I believe that I bring a wealth of experience to my counselling work not only through my previous work background but also through my own personal history. I too have experienced difficult periods in my life. I know what it feels like to have a lack of self belief and to feel stuck. I know how devastating loss can be. I understand how everyday life can wear you down. I too, have felt the disconnection that can happen in a relationship. I believe that my personal history gives me a good insight into how you might be feeling. 

    

Counselling helped me make sense of my feelings and gave me a sense of renewed hope and that's why I'm passionate about supporting you. 

Image by Dave Hoefler

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

Joseph Campbell

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