Melissa Carey | Accredited Professional Counsellor | New… | NCPS

Melissa Carey

Member Status: Accredited Professional

Member No: NCS19-08402

Location: New Eltham

Since embarking on my counsellor training in 2013, my aspiration to become a counsellor has been unwavering. It became clear to me early on that this path resonated deeply with my life's purpose. Guiding my clients through their challenges at a pace that suits them, I am committed to helping them navigate their issues in a manageable way. Having personally experienced the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy, I understand that by providing the right conditions, individuals can discover their own solutions to their problems.
My passion lies in trauma therapy, and I have specialised in working with individuals facing PTSD, Complex Trauma, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and healing from narcissistic relationships. Recognising the profound nature of this work, I have consistently sought to enhance my skills and knowledge since obtaining my qualification. I have attained a Master's Degree and am working towards a doctorate in counselling psychology, equipping me to address more complex issues.
I am proud to be a member of respected professional organizations, including the UKCP, and a graduate member of the BPS. As an accredited member of the BACP and an Accredited Professional Member of the NCPS, my clients can be assured that I uphold ethical standards and engage in regular supervision, further enriching the therapeutic experience I offer. Additionally, I maintain comprehensive insurance coverage.
I am recognized as an approved provider of psychological therapies by AXA, Vitality, WPA, and BUPA. If you hold insurance with a different provider, I encourage you to reach out to me to explore possibilities for coverage and support.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    I am a Psychotherapeutic Integrative Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Psychologist with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling. I also have a Masters's Degree in Psychology.

    I am currently a third-year doctoral student studying Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute.

    CPCAB Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling

    CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

    CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

    BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling

    Foundation Degree in Counselling

    BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling

    MSc Psychology

    EMDR Theory and Practice

    Clinical Supervision Certificate

    Psychological Trauma: Attachment, Stabilisation. Identity and Self-Awareness

    The Many Faces of EMDR: Harnessing a Broad-Based Approach to Change

    Trauma Masterclass with Bessel van der Kolk: The Body Keeps the Score

    Working With Shame

    Motivational Enhancement Therapy

    Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice

    Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation

    Child Sexual Abuse: Hope For Healing

    PTSD & Trauma Essentials: The Basics and Beyond

    Resilience in the Face of Trauma

    The Counsellors Toolbox Working With Shame

    Stabilisation Work in Complex Trauma

    Peer to Peer Sexual Violence and Sexually Harmful Behaviour

    Polyvagal Theory: Therapeutic Presence and The Relational Space Between Us

    Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems

    Rewind Technique

    Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm

    Mental Health and The Body: Treating Trauma

    Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment

    Expert Strategies for Treating Narcissism

    How to Heal from Narcissistic Relationships

  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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