M.A. / BSc. / BACP - Registered Member
Founder of Coastal Counselling &
Melissa is a Person Centred Counsellor with an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology (Aberystwyth University) and a Masters Degree in Clinical Counselling (Chester University). She is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and has been since 2014.
Melissa works by using a solid foundation of person centred principles with a background in psychology, combined with her knowledge and experience in a variety of areas to offer support to clients tailored to their individual needs. Melissa is particularly passionate about empowering self development and personal growth through delivering courses, counselling and coaching in order to support others to realign with their true selves no longer limited by their past.
Melissa has previously worked as a Counsellor for adults within a number of charitable organisations, in a secondary school as a school-based Counsellor and as a university Well-being Practitioner. She has a number of years experience in the education sector developing and teaching vocational courses.
Melissa has a strong passion for nature and the outdoors and is happy to discuss ways nature can be incorporated into therapy to aid the therapeutic process.
Extract from Melissa
"I established Coastal Counselling and Therapeutic Services as I feel extremely passionate about empowering others to heal from past trauma or events that may have led them into a way of life that does not serve or fulfil them any longer.
We can reach a point in our lives where we recognise something is not quite right, we no longer feel fulfilled or perhaps we never have. We may feel out of control and have lost our sense of self. We may feel this way for a whole variety of reasons or perhaps there may not even be a significant reason why at all. Recognising these feelings can sometimes feel extremely daunting and we can struggle to process what is happening or find the answers we need ourselves.
Connecting with a professional be that in one-to-one counselling or coaching, attending a workshop or investing in a retreat can help us gain insight and understanding into our own challenges which will empower us to find solutions. Then we can start to create a life full of abundance, the life we all deserve.
I look forward to working with you and being a part of your self development journey".
Qualifications, Training and Membership
MA Clinical Counselling
BSc Psychology Hons
BACP/OU 'How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer' 2020
Life Coaching Diploma 2020
Eating Disorder Awareness 2020
Solution Focused Therapy 2019
Two Roads CIC Suicide Prevention Facilitator Training 2019
DICES risk assessment training 2017
Self-harm and Introduction to STORM 2017
Introduction to Attachment Theory 2015
Introduction to Play Therapy 2015
Introduction to DBT 2015
Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling 2014
Nature as co-therapist 2013
Registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)