"People can only consider change when they feel accepted for exactly who they are"
Hello and welcome
MELANIE VALLANCE (she/her)
MY MISSION STATEMENT
Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing
I truly believe that the relationship between a therapist and their client is unique and special; it needs to feel right, safe and productive. I have created a warm space in my home to encourage a therapeutic alliance between me and my clients. In choosing me as your counsellor you are making the decision to trust me with your inner most thoughts and feelings and I honour that by working ethically, legally and within my limits of proficiency. I recognise the vulnerability and bravery it can take to make the decision to talk to a mental health professional and I am focused on offering an environment that is safe, nurturing, non-judgmental and empowering.
HOW I WORK
Walking along side you every step of the way
EMPOWERING THE INDIVIDUAL ON THEIR JOURNEY
Here For You
The way I work is primarily through Person Centered talking therapy but there are times when I will draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Compassion Focused Therapy and creative methods too. My hope would be for you to receive a positive experience of counselling with an aim for you to get an understanding of your presenting issue. My role isn't to tell you what to do or give you solutions, what we CAN do is work collaboratively to get an understanding of how you relate to people, where your thought patterns come from and what makes you YOU.
A NURTURING ENVIRONMENT
My practice is located in Whitchurch near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. I work therapeutically with people from the age of 16+. My aim is to provide a warm, nurturing space in my home which I think helps the therapeutic process. I want my clients to experience an environment that makes them feel welcome, safe and accepted. I will listen to your individual emotional needs and together we can unpick, fathom and question what you are experiencing.
I have put COVID precautions in place which means that sessions can be done face to face or online.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 10 am - 6pm
Wednesday, Thursday: 10 am - 8pm
Thank you for your interest but I am currently not accepting new clients at this time.