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Melanie Collins MBACP (Accred.) – Potters Bar Counselling

  • 1 Osborne Gardens, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 1RS.

About Melanie Collins MBACP (Accred.) – Potters Bar Counselling

When life feels overwhelming we may feel unable or uncomfortable sharing those feelings or unburdening to family or friends. I provide a confidential, relaxed yet professional space and relationship in which to explore and understand your feelings, develop clearer thinking, personal understanding, acceptance and growth, always working within the Ethical Guidelines of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

We all possess the capacity for change within an honest and supportive relationship. I strive to provide empathy and understanding, a safe place in which to express your deepest personal thoughts and fears, memories, dreams and experiences. Finding a connectedness with the right psychodynamically trained professional who respects you and focuses solely on your needs in a safe, dependable relationship is a unique personal experience specific to each individual and could help you:

• Learn to express your needs and manage strong emotions without hurting anyone;
• Understand why you relate to others in the way you do, often reflecting ways of relating established in childhood, and repeated in the therapeutic relationship;
• Find acceptance for who you are which encourages increased self esteem and reduces anxiety;
• Learn how to stand on your own two foot, focusing on what you want out of life and taking responsibility for your actions;
• Work through past traumatic experiences in a safe environment to reduce the distressing ongoing impact of trauma;
• Mourn the loss of loved ones, relationships, declining health, the effects of ageing and lost opportunities;
• Manage major life change – redundancy, retirement, post natal depression, etc.
• Address destructive, repetitive behavior patterns;
• Learn to think more clearly, feel more at ease and become better able to consider life changes to enhance personal experience.

I encourage you to look at my website www.pottersbarcounselling.co.uk for further details

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