Melanie Ciavucco | Accredited Counsellor | Bristol | NCPS

Melanie Ciavucco

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS23-02494

Location: Bristol

Welcome! I'm Mel and I'm a UK-based counsellor, writer, trainer and workshop facilitator.
I'm passionate about helping people with all kinds of body image and food-related issues, as well as offering training and workshops to help people learn about body image, weight stigma and disordered eating.

I also have experience of working in domestic abuse services, predominantly working with perpetrators of abuse, using behaviour change and anger management techniques.

I'm an Integrative counsellor, which means I draw on different theories and am collaborative in my approach to best suit your needs.

Sessions are online via Zoom, and are for one hour. Normally we'd meet weekly in an ongoing timeslot which we'd arrange together. The price is £50 per session. To find out more, head to my website or email me.

I also run workshops on body image and disordered eating, and I offer consultation sessions for counsellors, psychotherapists and other professionals, and organisations and media outlets. Find out more on my website

  • Qualifications & Experience
    My counselling training and experiences:
    BA (Hons) Counselling and Therapeutic Practice - First Class Honours
    Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
    Listening Skills course
    Eating Disorder training - NCFED, First Steps ED, plus years of my own learning - books, webinars, conferences, podcasts etc
    Various webinars and reading on anti-diet approaches, body acceptance and fat activism
    Race, Culture and Anti-Discrimination training - 10 weeks
    ASIST Suicide Intervention training
    Various Domestic Abuse trainings with Alpha Vesta, Relate, and the Working with Perpetrators European Network
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Panic attacks
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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