Hello and Welcome!
My name is Melanie and I am a qualified, experienced Counsellor and Coach. I am committed to helping you to overcome the barriers that stop you from living life to the full. If you want the freedom to fulfil your ambitions and live happily, I can help.
Let me ask you a question....are you living the life you want (be honest!)?
Its very easy to get 'stuck in a rut' and before long the days become years and your hopes and dreams become distant memories. Sometimes issues from the past, if left unresolved, hold us back from fulfilling our true potential in life. This can lead you to using unhealthy ways to cope, which leave you feeling even worse about yourself, and before long you are trapped in a vicious cycle.
If you are frustrated with your life and unable to make changes on your own, I can help you. My approach is caring, non-judgemental and focussed on empowering you to develop greater resilience and problem-solving strategies. We will work together to understand your difficulties, then plan and prioritise to ensure you achieve your goals.
I am happy to work with you for just a few sessions, or to explore issues in more depth. I work with a wide range of emotional issues, including; Anxiety and Stress, Depression, Abuse, Trauma, Work and Relationship issues.
I specialise in Addictions counselling and offer a comprehensive package of support, online or face to face.
How I work
From your first contact with me, I pride myself on providing a nurturing environment where you will feel safe and cared for. I work to high professional standards, ensuring privacy and discretion for you throughout our work together. My approach is non-judgemental and focussed on empowering you to build greater resilience and equip you with effective coping strategies.
Your first appointment...
This will involve an initial assessment where I will ask you some questions about the difficulties you are facing and the changes that you would like to make. Then we will plan and prioritise our work together so that it is of greatest benefit to you. I am happy to work with you for just a few sessions, or you may wish to explore issues in more depth over an extended period of time. We will discuss how you want to access future support at this point, which may include:
Online sessions - I understand that my clients have busy professional and family lives so a lot of my work is online, which means that I can offer appointments at flexible times to suit you, wherever you happen to be.
Face to face sessions - if you are in the Teesside area, I see clients at Park View Medical Clinic in Middlesbrough.
Walking talking therapy - I am passionate about the use of the natural environment in facilitating both mental and physical wellbeing. Once we have completed the initial assessment in your first appointment we can discuss the suitability of this option for you.