I’m a survivor of narcissistic abuse. I know what it’s like to be in a toxic relationship with a parent and grow up feeling sad and confused. I believed them when they told me it was all my fault, and that they treated me badly because I didn’t deserve any better. For decades the relationship left me feeling worthless and unlovable, and a voice in my head told me I would always feel that way. And yet I still loved them and forgave them, and allowed them to stay in my life.
Then one day I learnt the truth. I learnt that my parent was a narcissist, and that was the day my life changed forever. I no longer feel confused by their behaviour, or blame myself for the way I was treated. And I have regained the self esteem and happiness that I should have been allowed to have when I was a child.
I went on a journey of recovery from narcissistic abuse and now I specialise in helping others do the same. I love to teach others the truth about their situation, and it brings me so much joy when I get to witness my clients go on the same journey and see the freedom it brings.
Hi I’m Mel
I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor with an online private practice in the UK.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am a member of Psychology Today.
Check out my profile on Psychology Today to find out more about me and check my credentials https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/391219
I’m here to help you if you’ve been affected by a toxic relationship with your parent.
In fact, I am so passionate about it that I decided to make it my niche/specialist area within my counselling work and you can read about that here.
Not many people realise that being in a toxic relationship can leave them with PTSD type symptoms, and often difficulties like anxiety, low self esteem and confusion can become a problem due to the relationship and being in regular contact with a toxic individual, even your parent.
I also like to write and blog about this subject too. My most recent blog was about why toxic parents use the silent treatment, and I am writing a book on this subject too. Check out my blog on the silent treatment here.
I have created a 6 week narcissistic parent recovery program.
For my counselling training I worked with clients with drug and alcohol addiction for two years.
I split my work schedule between seeing clients for my own private practice, and seeing clients for a charity for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
I have also worked in elderly care providing private one to one dementia and end of life cancer care for many years, and I sometimes taught the many physical and mental health benefits of dance.
I am a homemaker, a mum, and a very proud granny.
I’m active on my fb and instagram pages and I like to post regular helpful articles and blogs I have written, so you can follow me there.