Hi I’m Mel
I’m a counsellor, writer, and course creator living and working in Littlehampton UK.
I’m here to help you if you’ve been affected by a toxic relationship either with a partner or 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.
But I don’t just work with toxic relationships.
I love to help people with difficulties they may have around low self esteem, confidence building, anxiety or depression, C-PTSD, and I can usually help my clients get good results in just a few sessions.
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 for them due to the relationship and being in regular contact with a toxic individual. Anyone can experience a toxic relationship and it could be a relationship with anyone including a partner, ex partner, parent, friend or work colleague.
A lot of my work is about helping my clients recover from the aftermath of a toxic relationship, and I like to write and blog about this too. My most recent blog was about how toxic parents use the silent treatment as a form of punishment and control, 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 toxic parent recovery program.
This program is for anyone that has been in a toxic relationship with their parent and would like to learn more about it and learn how to recover from the long lasting traumatic effects that the relationship has left you with.
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 the 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.
For my counselling training I worked with clients with drug and alcohol addiction for two years.
I am a volunteer for a charity that provides a telephone helpline service to survivors of rape and sexual abuse, and I completed a lengthy training course for the role.
I have also worked in elderly care including dementia and end of life cancer care for many years, and I sometimes teach 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.
Call: 07849 742795