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Melanie Richards

Melanie Richards

Clinical Lead

Hi my name is Melanie but most people call me Mel.


I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step when looking for support. Sometimes it’s really hard to even know if we need help or not...we just know that things don’t feel good. We may feel confused, anxious, angry or sad or we may not even know how we feel, maybe just plain "flat".


I aim to offer a warm, relaxed, non judgmental, down to earth approach. So if you would like to talk things over please just call us. Previously I worked with young people aged 14-19 in a youth counselling agency. I also have experience in counselling at a children's hospice, supporting children, teenagers and their families.


I am a senior accredited psychotherapist/ clinical supervisor MNCS, MBACP.