Hello, I’m Mel Whyatt and I co-founded Wolverhampton and South Staffs Counselling Services in my home city because I believe that no-one should struggle alone with a distressing experience, difficulty or dilemma. I’m here to provide the sort of warm, kind and a non-judgemental listening that I have needed from time to time.
After professional training as a person-centred counsellor with the University of Warwick, I worked for three counselling charities in the West Midlands. I have helped people hit by big life events such as bereavement, divorce or redundancy or people who have experienced a trauma such as rape, domestic violence or a life- threatening illness. And I have worked with people who are finding difficulties in their personal or work relationships or dealing with a life-changing decision.
This is my second career: I have previously held senior management positions in marketing, public relations and communications, advising CEOs on reputation and crisis management, customer and stakeholder relations and internal communications. So I bring to my counselling practice considerable experience of the modern workplace and know how it sometimes tests the very limits of our emotional and mental health whether we’re workers or managers.
I work within the ethical guidelines of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.