Counselling & Psychotherapy with Melanie Elliott




Counselling & Psychotherapy with Melanie Elliott

Counselling & psychotherapy

Finding the resilience to cope in life can be difficult. Most of the time we manage, but at times, the challenges we face can feel out of our control or overwhelming. This can leave us feeling lost, stuck or resentful.

Perhaps you have experienced loss, relationship difficulties or health issues. You may be living with stress, low-self-esteem, anxiety or depression. You may struggle with feelings of shame or fear, or perhaps you are simply seeking a better work/life balance.


This is where talking therapy can help. By exploring issues that may be difficult to discuss with family or friends, in a safe and confidential space, you can gain insight, find acceptance and/or resolve to make positive changes to your life.

"May the flowers remind us why the rain was so necessary".
- Xan Oku


I am a BACP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist with experience of working with a diverse range of people to help them better understand themselves, their relationships and their situation.

I hold a degree in Psychology (BScHons), a Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Working in accordance with relational, person-centred modalities means I practice in an open, empathic and non-judgemental way to build a trusting therapeutic relationship.

Alongside this, I maintain an integrative approach, drawing upon a range of theories, models and practices to help understand and explore the issues that may have brought a person to therapy.

By providing a calm, confidential and supportive therapeutic space to explore thoughts, feelings and life events, a process of self-discovery and growth can occur. 

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Melanie Elliott, Counsellor & Psychotherapist


I offer private Counselling and Psychotherapy to adults (18 +) online via video conferencing. Therapy sessions are usually weekly and last for 60 minutes. Each session costs £50, payable by transfer in advance of the session.

The therapy I offer is open-ended, generally lasting between six sessions to one year or more depending on the  concerns and goals for therapy. Short-term counselling can be useful when focussing on a specific issue or life event. Longer-term psychotherapy may be more suitable to making changes at a more profound level.

Some issues I can help with include:

  • Anxiety

  • Assertiveness

  • Attachment issues

  • Bereavement

  • Bullying

  • Childhood issues

  • Depression

  • Fear

  • Health issues

  • Life transitions

  • Relationship issues

  • Self-esteem

  • Shame

  • Sleep or insomnia

  • Stress management

  • Work-related issues

The first step is to arrange an assessment session, to provide an opportunity to get to know each other, discuss the process of therapy and agree a way forward. If you would like to book an initial appointment, please email me at

"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves".
- Viktor Frankl


The Ilkley Osteopathic Practice

79 Leeds Road


LS29 8EG



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