Mel Wilkinson Counselling



No. 52 HIGH ST., THORNBURY, S. GLOS. BS35 2AN                 0755 397 6342                


April 2018

Hi there

In January I re-launched the wellbeing centre at High Street, Thornbury, and once again I’d like to welcome local Counsellors and Therapists who are looking to increase their workload, or who simply would like to hire a conveniently located, therapy room to work with their own clients. 

No. 52 is a therapy centre where local Counsellors and Therapists can work comfortably with their clients, and also become part of a team who can support each other, coming together in a profession which can, at times, be isolating.

(I pondered over an appropriate collective noun for a group of counsellors and came up with ‘a concern of counsellors’! What do you think, any other suggestions out there?)

Some ideas for the future could be: Peer Supervision groups, monthly or quarterly meetings, maybe Debating Groups, information sharing groups; regarding current ‘hot potato’ topics, ie. Data protection, BACP changes, etc. Whatever ideas you have, we can work with. Let’s grow together?

The aim is to focus is on positive mental wellbeing and improving mental health in Thornbury and the surrounding communities. I’d like us to help fill the gap between the growing demand of clients seeking support for their health and wellbeing, and the ever increasing volume of counsellors and therapists looking to help these clients to help themselves.

I am located at the top end of the High Street, (opp.The Malthouse pub). There is one delightful therapy room downstairs, with disabled access, and two more upstairs.

WC/Cloakroom downstairs. A large kitchen / diner is available for tea/coffee making. The whole building has wifi available.

The larger room, one of the upstairs rooms,  can hold max 8 people, and is ideal for small CPD workshops/gatherings/training/meetings or presentations.

I am able to offer CPD workshops for Therapists. Some of the future topics colleagues have expressed interest in, are:

De-mystifying Gender – busting the myths, Anger Transformation, Parenting Techniques, Nutrition, Anxiety, Depression, Mindfulness, Menopause Discussion Group, Older Adults Life Stories Group, Children & Young People Issues incl. Self Harm, Eating Disorders, Screen-time Addiction, Awareness of Developing Mental Health problems in young people.

If presenting a workshop is something you would be keen to get involved with, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. Once you are on my mailing list I will send you all details of the workshops – as and when they arise.

My aim is to have a range of Therapists using the rooms and I can supply equipment such as: a quality massage table, flip chart stand, projector for power points, art resources; if needed.

I anticipate that Therapists will bring their own client list to the centre; however I can offer a referral service too.

If Therapists decide to use my rooms to work from, they can then have :

*           Your details added onto my website :  I will advertise your detailed profile on my website and when clients contact you, the only thing I ask in return, is that you work from my rooms at No. 52.

*           Linkage advertising through exposure with No. 52. ie in local press, BS35 magazine, Thornbury Voice. No. 52 advertises monthly with these publications.

*           Brochures, leaflets, and business cards can also be displayed on my notice board in the centre.

*           Peer referrals and recommendations amongst our colleagues.

*           Secondary referral scheme, I advertise on BACP Counselling Directory, and Find a Therapist search engine.

*           Reduced room hire rates for block bookings – pre paid.

*           Free Wifi, tea, coffee, facilities.

*           In-house CPD and Supervision available

*           Flexible working hours:- the centre is open from 8.30am-8.30pm Mon-Fri, 10-2 on Saturdays.

*           Key loan/ safety deposit scheme.

*           I can offer quality Clinical Supervision from the premises for anyone who requires this regularly.


Room Hire Pricing Structure


Option 1           Hourly Rate       Ad hoc hire           £8.50

Option 2           4 hours              Block Booking       £30.00

Option 3           6 hours              Block Booking       £45.00

Option 4           7 hours              Block Booking       £55.00


If you are interested in hiring a room, please contact Mel Wilkinson in the first instance on 0755 397 6342 or email:


Thank you,

Warm regards,