IAPT Post Graduate Certificate in Systemic Family Practice
Transactional Analysis 101
NCFE Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
I am a caring, conscientious and competent counsellor/psychotherapist with extensive experience in offering support, rehabilitation and guidance to clients who are experiencing challenging times, be it through trauma experienced, mental health struggles such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or relational issues. I continuously endeavour to offer a warm, safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for my clients to explore and understand difficulties which may be impacting on everyday life, whilst learning new skills to enable them to manage situations or emotions.
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.
Children and Young People’s Mental Health including: Post Adoption, Couple Therapy, Family Conflict, Therapeutic Parenting, Family Loss, Depression, OCD and ASD, Sexuality, Eating Disorder (If under Psychiatric care for risk management)
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.
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.
When working individually I have lots of experience in engaging young people and children and being creative and playful when needed.
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
HCPC reg., CPsychol., MBACP reg.
Practitioner Doctorate (PsychD) in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology, B.Sc. Psychology (first-class honours/Valedictorian)
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with 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. I have also been trained in EMDR, which is a specialised therapy for 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
I have been counselling since 1994, working mainly in private practice, school settings, in general practice and in the voluntary sector. I work with individuals, couples and families who may be struggling with issues such as relationship difficulties, life crises, anxiety, depression, lack of confidence, low self esteem, trauma, anger and loss. This can be on a short or long-term basis.
I integrate various modalities into my practice, including biographical counselling, the person-centred approach, solution-focussed work, cognitive behavioural therapy, family systemic therapy and the use of creative methods. My work is based very much on the needs of clients, enabling a more fulfilling way forward.
I am a qualified counselling supervisor working with experienced and trainee counsellors.
Oasis Facilitator offering Oasis Group Work
MSc. Integrative Therapeutic Counselling, (MBACP)., BA Hons., P.G. Dip. Ed.; P.G.C.E.
I believe that reclaiming our deep story means entering a space of attentiveness to our feeling soul within and to our responses to the world about us. Working with other Practitioners I offer a space in which the Soul can awaken, harken and find purpose, joy and meaning in life – and a restoration of personal balance.
I co-founded Oasis after a recovering from a serious illness in my mid-thirties, which left me unable to walk. This experience led me on a journey of discovery.
‘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.’ Melanie Taylor
Melanie also provides a temporary role as ‘Interim Contact Person’ for the Medical Section UK pending a meeting with Representatives from the different Anthroposophic Medical and Therapeutic Associations in December 2019.
Psychotherapist/Counsellor & Mindfulness Practitioner
I am a qualified psychotherapist /counsellor working with adults, young people and children. I work in a variety of settings including schools. I work integratively, using different approaches from the major therapeutic models to suit your needs. Counselling helps you discover what issues might be affecting you. 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.