My name is Mellissa Hamley and I am qualified in psychotherapeutic counselling and I have an Accredited Membership on the National Counselling Society register. This register has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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 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.
As well as working independently I also volunteer as a counsellor with Mind, working with a variety of client issues.
I am passionate about providing a safe, judgement free environment where you can explore whatever is bringing you to therapy.