Short and long-term counselling for adults in Bromley, SE London


I am Melanie Chesnokov, a fully-qualified counsellor working long and short-term with individuals and couples. I have a strong background in mental health research, having worked for 20 years with Imperial College and King’s College London with individuals and families who experienced adverse childhoods, socioeconomic disadvantage and trauma. This has deeply influenced my approach to counselling. I spent 10 years working with serving and discharged military personnel and their families at the King’s Centre for Military Health Research in conjunction with the UK Ministry of Defence, and was a Bereavement Support Volunteer with St Christopher's Hospice in SE London. I hold a Level 6 Certificate in Trauma Treatment with The Grove Practice and have completed Level 1 & 2 Emotional Freedom Technique ('tapping') with Ashley Meyer at The Energy Therapy Centre, London. I am a Certified Practitioner in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and trained with the EMDR Centre London and enjoy integrating this effective modality into sessions.


I support adults with relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, anger, and issues around bereavement/loss, and traumatic past experiences. I offer face-to-face and online sessions to individuals and couples. Therapy sessions can be short-term or open-ended, and goals and progress are regularly reviewed.


Counselling and EMDR sessions are £60 for 50 minutes. Couples counselling is £90 per session. Extended EMDR sessions of 1.5 hrs are £100. I work from comfortable counselling rooms in the new Clockwise building in Bromley Old Town Hall.


My approach is person-centred and solution-focused. I hold a warm, inclusive, judgement-free space for deep personal growth. Together we will explore different ways of looking at things while also exploring how you got to where you are to begin with. I want to help you uncover your inner strengths, gain new insights, and hone the skills you need in order to live the life you desire. Not all work is about the past; sometimes the focus is on acquiring practical skills in the here and now to face new challenges.

Meeting you where you are, even if you are nervous and unsure, I don’t rely on a “one-size-fits-all” approach to healing, I aim to offer you what is going to work best. I am a registered SandStory therapist and find working with sand complements talking therapy perfectly. It is something you may want to dip in an out of throughout our time together.

It’s been a joy to aid my clients in crafting better relationships, careers, and lives and I want to do the same with you.

Through my counselling services I have helped:

Frightened people find their courage and strengthen their ability to master fear, panic and worry

Depressed people find the lightness, hope and energy to live a more joyful life

Couples deepen their connection and lead more connected and fulfilled lives together

Angry people learn how to manage their outbursts and heal their roots

Trauma Survivors heal emotionally and leave the burdens of the past behind

Military Personnel and First Responders process their experiences in a safe, supportive space

Self-Transformation Seekers learn how to free themselves from their limiting thoughts and feelings and live the life they want to live



Call/text/WhatsApp:  07522 101363