Mellissa HamleyIntegrative counsellor
I work in an integrative approach which means that I believe no single approach can treat each client in all situations. Instead I believe that counselling techniques need to be tailored to each individual person, their needs and personal circumstances.
I utilise the underpinning principles of the Person-Centred Approach. These are:
Empathy - where I put myself in your shoes to understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Congruence - being genuine with you.
Unconditional Positive Regard - I provide a space where you will not be judged or criticised.
I can offer you a safe and non-judgemental space to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences at your own pace. I sometimes use creative ways to help you (such as using drawings), but only if you want to.
As well as working independently I also volunteer as a counsellor with Mind, working with a variety of client issues.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
£40 for a 50 minute session.
I offer sessions in person in my home therapy room. This will be up a flight of stairs so if this will cause you issues, please let me know so we can discuss an alternative solutions. I also offer sessions va telephone or online video. Zoom will be used for video sessions but can also be used for voice calling instead of the traditional telephone call if that’s your preference.
Training and qualifications
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling