Melanie Mitchell | Accredited Professional Counsellor |… | NCS

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As of the 15th of May 2023, we have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

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Melanie Mitchell

Member Status: Accredited Professional

Member No: NCS15-01939

Location: Sheffield

Mates in Mind

I began my training by way of a Master's Degree in Dance Movement Psychotherapy at the University of Derby which I completed in 2012. Wishing to develop this further I undertook further studies obtaining a Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (talking therapy) which I practise now. I worked for almost three years as a counsellor for survivors of domestic violence and child sexual abuse at a charity in Barnsley. I set up in private practice in early 2015 and, also in that year, began working within a local counselling collaborative with which I am still greatly involved and to which I am deeply committed. I work integratively with a person-centred core with individuals who seek support with a variety of areas of their lives. I also trained as a couples counsellor in 2017 and, in 2019 trained with Krysallis (the Gamcare training programme) and now offer counselling to people living with gambling addictions. Also in 2019, I founded Westside Therapy, a lower-cost counselling service in Sheffield to which I offer as many sessions as I am able at a more affordable rate for individuals who might not be able to access other more expensive counselling services.
In 2020, I became part of the BUPA therapist network and in early 2021, I joined Sheffield Hallam University's 'Well-Being Service' as a 'Well-Being Practitioner'.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Gamcare (Krysallis) Training (for Gambling Addiction) February 2019

    Certificate in Couples Counselling - 2017 (acc. National Council of Psychotherapists)

    Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy - 2014 (acc. National Counselling Society

    M.A. Dance Movement Psychotherapy - 2012 (acc. Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy)
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Relationships
    • Self-esteem
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Violence / Victim support
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