About Me

Melanie Lovegrove - counsellor

Melanie Lovegrove

I am a warm, caring and dedicated counsellor.  I have gained vast experience working in adult and youth counselling agencies, hospices and organisations assisting their work forces.  During this time, I have supported adults and young people through some of their most challenging times in life.  I currently work in private practice and as a tutor for online counselling. 
   
My background is in Human Resources, management and administration.  After some life changing experiences and a journey through counselling myself, I retrained as a psychotherapist.  I wanted to offer others the opportunity to experience the rewards and benefits I gained from counselling. I also volunteer for Norwood supporting adults with learning difficulties.

App​roach

I am an integrative counsellor which means I incorporate aspects and tools from a range of different therapeutic models.  This offers a flexible therapeutic approach to suit your individual needs.
My approach includes:
Humanistic person-centred counselling which respects your own individual experiences and the ability to fulfil your own potential.
Psychodynamic counselling and attachment theory which explore how your past can affect your present and how you relate to others.
CBT and SFBT - behavioural techniques which are effective for the treatment of anxiety and depression.

Training

I continually ensure I remain aware of the latest research and developments within the psychotherapy field. I am committed to my continued professional development and below is some of the additional training I have completed: 
Brief Counselling Approaches SFBT and CBT
CBT with Heart
Couples Counselling/Couples Dynamics
Attachment
Family Systems
Hospice Care for Children
Understanding and Recognising Sex Addiction
Body Modification
Ethical Dilemmas
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate which allows me to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.  I currently volunteer at Norwood supporting people with learning disabilitites.

Qualifications

I am a registered accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work to their Ethical Framework.
My qualifications include:
 
Diploma in Online Counselling
Accredited Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate of Proficiency - BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
BA (Hons) Counselling
FdA Degree Integrative Counselling with Merit
Supervisor - Certified by Ascentis
Transactional Analysis 101 Counselling