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Please note, I am currently unable to accept new clients. Thank you for your interest.  

Specialist counselling for children, teens  and young adults
Melanie Hardcastle MBACP (Accred), MBPsS BSc(Hons), MEd (Cantab) PG Cert, PG Dip
Enhanced DBS checked
Counsellor, Wellbeing Coach, Parent Advisor 


I am an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, working primarily with children, adolescents and young adults, Regardless of age, I can provide a safe space for children and young people to explore their difficulties and move forward from a place of feeling stuck with their emotions, thoughts and feelings. I have experience working within schools, both state and private as a School Therapist for Blue Smile but also as an Outreach Therapist for organisations like Relate and Centre 33. With some 15years experience of working with children across a range of settings, as well as lived experienced of being a parent, I am also able to offer guidance to both parents and teachers on the different aspects of relationship as the developmental stages ebb and flow. An area of specialist knowledge and interest is ADHD and Autism. 

I am registered with the BACP (no.296447) and work within their ethical framework always with supervision. I have a psychology degree and am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. In addition, I also hold an MEd from the University of Cambridge in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling.  



Tel: 07951418452

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