Welcome to Helen-Melissa Counselling
In-line with the latest Government Guidelines, I am able to continue offering face-to-face sessions. The existing Covid-19 safety measures will remain in place during Lockdown 2.
I also offer therapy via telephone or online video-chat. If you would like to book an initial consultation or have any questions, please get in touch.
I offer a professional and confidential Counselling and Psychotherapy Service to individuals, couples and young people in Fareham, within easy reach of Gosport, Portsmouth and Southampton.
Are you feeling unhappy, anxious or stressed? Perhaps you need help to overcome depression, anxiety, panic attacks, are suffering low self-esteem or are experiencing relationship, family or work difficulties?
Whatever brings you to therapy, get in touch to see how I can help. I offer a welcoming, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk through your problems and support to overcome your difficulties.
I am an experienced and fully qualified, Registered MBACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist. My consulting room is located in the quiet and discreet West Street Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre in central Fareham, near Gosport, Portsmouth and Southampton in Hampshire. Click here to View Map.
I will work with you to address any current difficulties you are facing and together we may also work through any unresolved issues from the past. As a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor, I will draw upon a range of highly-effective therapy approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to meet your individual needs. In this way you can hope to gain the most from counselling and achieve real results that stay with you.
I am happy to offer a free telephone consultation to discuss any questions you may have, please contact me directly on 07881 743121. There is also the option of contacting me via email: [email protected] Click here.
The initial consultation is offered at a Discounted Fee of £35 to individuals and £45 to couples. This is the opportunity to explore what you would hope to gain from counselling and how together we will work towards that. Anything you wish to discuss will be handled with sensitivity and in complete confidence.
In addition to running a successful Private Practice, I worked as a NHS Counsellor. I counselled the staff of a large NHS Hospital and patients at a busy GP Surgery. Many of the people I help are referred to me via word of mouth and I counsel a large number of Local Government Agency workers. I also work with Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) organisations. I have a wealth of experience working with different age groups, helping many people overcome a wide range of issues.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Practice. My Practice is also registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and fulfills the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) May 2018.
How I can help
Counselling and psychotherapy offers the professional support we need when change feels too difficult to achieve alone. It can improve your relationships with others, increase your confidence and give you strategies to achieve goals and help you to develop your full potential. At its most effective therapy can be a life changing process, enabling people to feel more empowered, happier and fulfilled in their life.
"Thank you for all your help and support over the past months, you have made such a big difference to my life. I highly recommend Melissa." S. Warsash.
"Working with Melissa was a real turning point in my life. She helped me to reflect and make sense of what was happening. I stopped feeling so helpless and I found ways to move my life forward...." A.M. Fareham.
"Initially I was sceptical about how counselling would be able to help. However, now I cannot thank Melissa enough for her support in helping me through a very difficult period of my life. She is so calm and reassuring and helped me to feel safe, trusted and understood. I could not recommend Melissa highly enough." J. Gosport.
I counsel individuals, couples and young people and work on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I practice a Humanistic and Integrative approach of Counselling and Psychotherapy, which is based on working closely with you to understand your concerns fully and offer support that is caring, respectful and non-judgemental.
I am experienced in helping clients with a wide variety of difficulties and concerns such as:
- Anxiety and Stress
- Relationship Issues
- Affairs and Betrayals
- Separation and Divorce
- Family Issues
- Childhood Related Problems
- Peer Relationships
- Confidence and Low Self-Esteem
- Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD)
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Panic Disorder
- Postnatal Depression
- Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
- Bereavement and Loss
- Work Related Issues
- Anger Management
- Sexual Issues
- Kink Aware
- Living with Long-Term Illness
- Eating Disorders
- Suicidal Thoughts