Welcome to my website

About me


I am an experienced counsellor and I run a private practice based in Paddock Wood, Kent.

 I have a Diploma in counselling and a Masters Degree in Interprofessional Health and Social Care. I have over 30 years experience of working in health and the voluntary sector. I am  an experienced trainer including, teaching  counselling skills to student counsellors. 

I offer a range of therapies to

suit your needs and I specialise in Transactional Analysis, a model of counselling that promotes personal growth and change.

I am a member of United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis and the National Counselling Society and as such abide by their codes of ethics.

Why come to counselling


People come to counselling for a variety of reasons. Some people come with a specific issue and some people come because they feel generally overwhelmed with the challenges that life brings. 

Sometimes the hardest step is recognising  that you need someone to talk to.

I offer a safe, confidential and supportive space where you can talk about what is worrying you, without the fear of being judged so you feel heard and valued.

What to expect


I offer an initial 30 minute free consultation where you can see how you experience working with me, and we can discuss what you would like to  achieve through counselling. After this session there is no commitment to continue but if you do decide to proceed I then offer short, medium and long term therapy based on your needs. 

My fees are £40 for 50 minute individual sessions and,  £50 for couples. Couples sessions are 75 minutes. Day, evening, weekend and early morning appointments avaliable.

I have a small number of reduced cost sessions avaliable for clients on a low income.

Types of issues I can help with


 Abortion, Abuse, Addictions, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Cancer, Career issues, Depression, Discrimination, Gender Dysphoria, HIV/AIDS, Infertility, Loneliness, Long Term Health Conditions, Low self esteem, Miscarriage, OCD, Passive aggressive behaviour, PTSD, Pregnancy and birth, Redundancy, Relationship issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Work related stress


Phone 07842422085 or email mburgesscounselling@gmail.com

Please contact me with any enquiries

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Thank you.....Mel