Do you ever feel like you’re not yourself but don’t know why? Or find that you are feeling sad for no reason, or not enjoying activities you used to? My name is Mellissa Hamley and I get it, I’ve been there too, and I know how it feels.
In 2009, in an old job, I had a breakdown. I was tired all of the time regardless of how much sleep I had. I was grumpy with loved ones. I was withdrawing and not finding enjoyment in the things I used to. It got to the point where I had had enough and fled my work in tears, not knowing what to do anymore. Logically, I knew I had been overworking myself but didn't know how to stop, how to help myself and how to stop myself from falling into that place again. I have a blog covering this more detail here.
Overtime I had learned about what would have been good for me back them.
What I wished I had was a safe space to be heard. For someone to listen and actually hear what I was saying. Someone who would be able to give me an unbiased view without being judgemental. I needed guidance on how to help myself, how to implement boundaries and look after me first.
This is part of the reason I came into therapy. I want to be able to create that safe, non-judgemental space for you to be able to get everything you need off your chest and look at it more objectively. To help you make any links from past experiences and how they might be impacting on you today, to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings.
I work in an integrative approach which means that I believe no single approach suits each client in all situations. Instead I believe that counselling techniques need to be tailored to you as a person, your specific needs and personal circumstances.