About

PLANS FOR MUSIC AND THERAPY

 

 

Currently I am working on my Masters in Music at Canterbury Christ Church University. This wonderful course involves several avenues which I shall merge into my career to assist people in their healing. Music Psychology is one of the topics I shall be extending on further. To implement this phenomenol tool into my therapy setting is my aim, music can be used for all people of all ages and most presenting difficulties. I aim to assist people to heal using this wonderful method which already gives the feel good factor to people in their daily lives and is already therapeutic to most.

 

 

COUNSELLING ORIENTATION

I consider myself to be integrative in my approach though my training was in person-centred counselling. I have a warm and approachable manner, I am able to tune into my client making my clients feel at ease and comfortable. I am non judgmental and work by the BACP ethical framework which emphasises the importance of confidentialities. I explore styles of attachment, transferences and countertransferences, the presenting self and work with the inner child. I assist in the journey to self discovery reaching self actualization. I am experienced in working with addiction, depression, mental health issues, bereavement, eating disorders, emotional issues, family conflicts, separation/divorce, self harm, alcohol and drug dependency, sexual dysfunction, terminal illness and more.

 

ABOUT ME

Mel Golding

 

My name is Melanie Padron Golding, I am a Person-Centred practitioner and have been working with people therapeutically for the past nine years. My passion for helping people began early in my life as I started my career in music. Performing many venues, I learned the special value of communication which came in many forms, through music, eye contact, body language and meeting people after performances for informal chats, much was disclosed to me in confidence as the need to speak was overwhelming. From this moment onwards, I developed an acute sense of deep empathy, intuition and understanding for people of all walks of life, at times I met people who didn't even have to speak for me to tune in to them and understand emotionally the difficulties going on inside. I am happy to say that all clients in my care have felt safe and understood, enough for them to open up to me with their stories and the difficulties they faced. From music to therapy, by 2012, I was completing my counselling degree and had worked in schools as a counsellor for Primary school aged children, I also worked within a Youth Program which aided young vulnerable women with 'sex & relationships' education, I took on the role of their counsellor to assist in issues arising. I more recently worked as a School Project Manager for the Place2Be, running a counselling service based in Primary Schools in Essex. I now work privately offering a private counselling service face to face, phone counselling or online (Skype).

RADIO SHOW 'FACING MELS MUSIC'

 

My other intention is to develop a talking therapy radio show, to allow anonymity on air and spontaneity to approach subjects with no inhibition. My passion for music and for therapy come together when I launch my not too far in the distance radio talk show 'Facing Mels Music'. This is a space to face your fears and air them in public so you can really have a voice that you get to hear back! My inspiration for Doctor Frasier Crane and his wonderfully witty humour aired on his radio show in Seattle as a psychologist, was something I always remembered and secretly aspired to become one day.

 

More about this show will be revealed soon, real conversations,real people.

PSYCHOLOGY

 

What is psychology? Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and how it dictates and influences behaviour, from communication and memory to thought and emotion. Psychology explores our ways of how we relate to the world around us. Different psychological disciplines are applied to real-world contexts.

Psychology is the science of behavior and mind, embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought. It is an academic discipline and a social science which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases. (Wikipedia)

 

CBT

 

Currently in training, Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.

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