I offer integrative Counselling from a Person Centered base using elements of Gestalt and Transactional Analysis as well. I like to work creatively when it’s appropriate to do so, to aid in expressing emotions, feelings and thoughts.
I have three core values when it comes to my counselling practice: keeping it simple, working in creative ways and being professional. I’ll not use any scary or potentially off putting therapy words, instead I’ll offer you a completely none judgemental, empathetic, client central approach to whatever it might be you have going on in your life.
Your thoughts, feelings and emotions are safe with me. I can work with whatever it might be that is going on for you right now.
Meta Health Master Practitioner – Meta Kinetics Practitioner – EFT Practitioner
My journey into exploring physical, mental and emotional patterns of health,began with a diagnosis at 18 with an autoimmune disease. Subsequent training and employment in the NHS in Radiotherapy(AP),Chronic Disease and as a Self Management Co-ordinator, together with my own personal journey created a deeper awareness, empathy and transparency of what individuals may experience with their physical and emotional health. This personal and professional experience has enabled me to transition to my own practice, so I can observe and facilitate working with individuals as a ‘‘whole being’ rather than just as the symptoms they are experiencing.
Using a persons medical diagnosis/symptoms, I use a systemic approach termed Meta Health® analysis, to explore through specific questioning the plausible relationships between adverse events/stress conflicts, brain relays,physical symptoms, belief structures, emotions, feelings and patterns of behaviour to determine why the body maybe experiencing symptoms.
META-Health® is an advancing organ-bio-psycho-social framework, that adopts a systemic method of enquiry and analysis. It theoretically explains and practically demonstrates the cause, meaning and process of any dis-ease on a biological, psychological and behavioural level. Meta Health is a…
Available for on-site consultations.
Many young people and family say they feel ok with online therapy and feel more relaxed in their own home.
I have a wealth of experience of working within mental health with children and young people and within difficult relationship issues. I work in inpatient facilities and within NHS CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) and have worked with private clients/families.
When working individually I have lots of experience in engaging young people and children and being creative and playful when needed. I am aware of how hard it is to ask for help and if only I could give you a gift to know that I am not here to judge you but to be on everyone’s side to help you be able to enjoy each other and have the kind of relationships you want.
Mindfulness is a state of being where we experience the present moment directly and on purpose, without making a judgement of the experience. It focuses the mind on whatever is happening to us “now”. The practice of mindfulness teaches us…
Chartered Counselling Psychologist and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner
HCPC reg., CPsychol., MBACP reg.
Practitioner Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology, B.Sc. Psychology (first-class honours/Valedictorian), Completion of the full four-part EMDR Europe Accredited training programme in the theory and practice of EMDR.
I have experience in working with people presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties. My background is diverse as I have worked in a Community Mental Health Team, a Specialist Psychotherapy Department, a Community Health Psychology Service and a University Counselling Centre. I have also worked as a University Lecturer for the University of East London and Visiting Lecturer for the City University of London.
I have experience in working with different therapeutic models (integrative, CBT, ACT, person-centred, psychodynamic and family-systemic) and I have developed an eclectic approach, which is tailored to each individual’s unique self and needs. Being an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner, I also make use of EMDR to help people who have had traumatic experiences and have developed distress in the form of PTSD, phobias, anxiety, depression and other difficulties.
Counselling for individuals and couples / Supervision
Registered MBACP (Accred); M.A. Couns; Dip Couns Supervision; Dip Biog Couns; PG Dip DrTh; Cert Ed
During lockdown restrictions I have been able to offer counselling via phone or Zoom video calls as well as face to face at the Elysia Therapeutic Centre. I am continuing to offer these possibilities according to whichever option suits you.
My work with you is based very much on your needs and takes in the bigger picture of the human being and your biography, helping you to find some meaning in the challenges that you meet. These challenges can provide us with an opportunity to develop and grow new capacities within ourselves that can lead to finding a more fulfilling way forward in life. I integrate various modalities into my practice, particularly biographical counselling, the person-centred approach, solution-focussed work, cognitive behavioural therapy, systemic practice and the use of creative methods.
I have been counselling since 1994, working mainly in private practice, school settings, general practices and within the voluntary sector. My work involves counselling individuals, children, young people and couples who may be struggling with issues such as relationship difficulties, life crises, bereavement, anxiety, depression, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, trauma, anger and loss. This can be on a short or longer-term basis.
I am a qualified counselling supervisor working with experienced and trainee counsellors.
MSc. Integrative Therapeutic Counselling, (MBACP). P.G. Dip. Ed.; P.G.C.E.; BA Hons.(Fine Art)
Melanie Taylor provides Bridges-to-Oasis Groups and Courses
I am an experienced practitioner in group learning processes, offering support for a wide range of challenges, including isolation, anxiety, bereavement, disability, loss of connection and meaning. Finding help for yourself in a respectful, non-judgmental supportive group can bring you new insights, connections and creativity.
I offer a space in small groups where you can find a restoration of personal balance through working with others on three individually themed Pathways.
Some life events that may have caused pain and suffering often hold the key to transformation, hope and joy. A true listening space for shared biography can help their spiritual significance to emerge. Artistic activities awaken creativity, access the imaginative dimension and strengthen social awareness. Stories, myths and legends release the mind from everyday concerns, inviting the language of archetypal images belonging to the soul’s journey to appear.’ Bridges-to-Oasis
I am a qualified psychotherapist /counsellor working with adults, young people and children. I work integratively, using different approaches from the major therapeutic models to suit your needs. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space. I help with difficulties such as depression, all types of anxiety and stress including OCD, phobias and PTSD, anger, family issues, bereavement and loss, sexuality and relationships, trauma and self defeating behaviours such as self harm. My work with children and young people is age appropriate. I have an extensive knowledge base regarding the nature of childhood and adolescent development. Younger children are encouraged to express themselves in a non-verbal way using a range of art, stories and creative methods. I teach Mindfulness and provide one-to-one sessions and group work in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as recommended by the NHS (NICE Guidelines), where I predominantly work to reduce stress and promote psychological wellbeing.
Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy
MA.CPP, UKCP Accredited, BACP Reg.
I offer Core Process Psychotherapy, a mindfulness based approach in therapy.
I have been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 2007, having completed my professional training at the Karuna Institute, Devon, UK. Core Process Psychotherapy falls under the umbrella of humanistic and integrative approaches within the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
I wish to accompany your journey and support you being with any challenges that you might be experiencing. By truly allowing our experience to be, we have the possibility of moving forward and reconnecting with a greater sense of wellbeing. I work at a pace that is right for you, helping you to identify resources that can support you during therapy and in your life.
I offer my work in English and Polish and offer both short and long term work for adults on a weekly basis.
For further details please see my website. I offer a first meeting free of cost which is an introduction to the work we can do together and an exploration of your needs.