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Embrace Your
Unique Journey
With Melanie 

How I Can Support You 

​​I'm pleased that you have found your way here. If you're seeking a compassionate, holistic approach tailored to your unique needs, you might just be in the right place. 

Introspection and Reflection

You may choose to share with me a specific recent issue or want to talk about an ongoing situation or something that is causing some inner conflict. Whatever this is, together we can explore a deeper understanding of your thinking, emotions, and responses to help you gain a complete understanding. We might gather new perspectives, that bring you new insights and enable you to accept certain things or potentially discover more creative solutions, to make effective changes. Some issues might be helped by developing healthier coping strategies. My goal is to guide and support you while you build a sense of resilience, confidence and greater satisfaction in your life.


Your Partner on the Path to Healing

Our therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of our work together. In our sessions, you'll have a warm, non-judgmental, and confidential space to freely explore your concerns. In an increasingly clinical world, I bring a humanistic and integrative approach to therapy, which involves understanding you as a whole person. I embrace your unique circumstances and needs, and together, we'll navigate the path to well-being. Whether you are drawn to traditional counselling, online remote therapy, or brief solution-focused sessions, I aim to adapt to what works best for you.

A Flexible Integrative Approach

Compassion | Connection | Growth

When you choose to work with me, you're choosing a compassionate partner dedicated to your therapeutic healing and growth. I integrate principles from humanistic experiential, psychodynamic, and integrative cognitive-behavioural approaches, including contemporary emotion-focused, mindfulness and compassion approaches, all adapted to meet your specific requirements.​​

Session Details

Weekly Sessions: 1 hour long, preferably at the same time and day each week.

Duration: Open-ended: (For as long as you require them) | Short-term: (6-12 sessions) 

Session Options:

Online: Video sessions via Zoom or Telehealth are available across the UK.

Sessions must be conducted from a safe, quiet, and private space.

Face-to-Face: Limited spaces become available for EMDR clients local to my home office in the Purbecks, Dorset, UK.


Base Fee: £50 per 1 hr remote session, payable before each session by bank transfer.

Price increases: £100 per 1hr in-person EMDR session. Longer EMDR sessions are also available.


Areas of Expertise

  • Abuse

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Identity and Cultural Issues

  • Relationships

  • Self-esteem

  • Trauma

  • And much more

A wealth of knowledge 
from experience, academic studies 
and training

Qualifications & Training

Cert in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing)

Complete Training (Levels 1-3 | Basic, Intermediate & Advanced)

BSc (Hons) Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapeutic Approaches

Inc Third-Wave Mindfulness MBCT, Trauma Informed CBT, & Compassion Focused (CFT)

Fd (Degree) in Integrative Counselling

Inc Advanced Mental Health & Trauma Studies

Dip of HE in Health & Social Care

Inc Advanced studies in Mental Health & Wellbeing

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Inc Humanistic, Psychodynamic, CBT

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling

Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Inc Mindfulness-based & Progressive Muscle Relaxation-Inductions

Certified Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (MNLP)

Certified Master Practitioner in Time Line Therapy (TLT)

Continued Practitioner Development (CPD)

Emotionally Focussed Individual Therapy (EFIT) 

​ICEEFT Level 1 - Practitioner Training

Person Centred Experiential-Counselling for Depression (PCE-CFD)


3-Day: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

​PESI Certification Training

3-Day: Trauma Treatment Workshop

​PESI Arielle Schwartz & Stacy Ruce Somatic and EMDR Approaches

Treating Trauma with Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)

PESI CPD: Step-by-step procedures for healing trauma, anxiety, depression and more.

The Resilient Heart: Trauma Sensitive Heart Math Course

Nervous System Regulation Techniques

Neurodiversity Masterclass

Cognassist NCFE Endorsed. Diversity Awareness & Skills Training

Ready to Begin Your Journey?

I invite you to book a free phone conversation with me to determine if I'm the right person to guide you on your journey to well-being.


Melanie J Rivera

MBACP Counsellor,
Integrative Psychotherapist
& Wellbeing Coach

 BSc (Hons). HND. Dip HE

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