had experienced a number of life's traumas (parent died,
cardiac surgery, work issues) since 2019 and decided in
2022 to do a mental health check or audit to see how I
was doing. I found Melissa an excellent and well rounded
practitioner and we had weekly sessions for a few
months. In that time I gained valuable insights and feel
a great deal happier with the direction I'm heading at
this stage in my life. She won't waste your time if she
cannot help. I found her friendly, calming but unafraid
to challenge when necessary. Also happy to share a laugh
too. All of our sessions were conducted remotely but
this worked exceptionally well."
"Thank you for the sessions supporting both of my staff
members. I have had a catch up with both of them and
they both speak highly of the support they have had. The
feedback I have had :
- I wouldnít be back to work now if I didnít have
- Advice very helpful
- In a much better space
- Got a smile back on my face"
"Thank you for your work
Crediton Care and Support Homes Ltd."
"When I found myself in a dark place, Melissa took me by
the hand, and led me to the path to find my own way out.
I am starting to enjoy and appreciate my life again. I
cannot recommend Melissa highly enough and am eternally
"Very helpful in
identifying issues that need to be worked on. Melissa is
very professional but warm and compassionate, would
- Janet Whelan
me with my anxiety so that I could overcome
presentations in order to progress in my career. On a
few occasions, she guided me through some tapping
sessions so that I could continue the therapy to manage
my anxiety. She was professional and knowledgeable on
the subject of mental health therapy. She was also
confidential at all times which was really important to
"After more than
25 years of smoking and several attempts to stop, it was
a revelation how easy it could be to stop. Only a few
tapping sessions (EFT) were needed. Have stopped now for
a month and no going back. Thanks Melissa."
Gregory Lemmes Conseiller,
Independent Property Consultant
"Melissa got me through the last lock-down and is helping me move
forward with my own personal grief. Her counsel is always discreet
and professional, yet friendly and always very positive. I have done
many sessions with her on Zoom, which strangely lends itself very
well to this kind of rapport. I thought it would be strange talking
to a new person on-line, but in fact it was reassuring to do so from
the comfort and security of my own space. I canít recommend The Mind
Retreat highly enough." Linda C.
"I came to Melissa during what for me, was a very dark
time and place indeed. She has enabled me to move
forward and out the other side, through talking and
teaching me exercises to use when I could feel those
overbearing scary thoughts weighing me down. As I
practise the exercises more, no matter how unusual it
felt initially, they are becoming more automatic and a
way of life. There is joy finally returning to my life
that had been so lacking for several years. The road
isnít done yet but I now feel I have the mental tools
available to me that I can call upon when required.
Thank you, Melissa." Jill F.
"Melissa, thank you for the great sessions we
had. You opened my eyes to a lot of behaviourism I was not aware of
myself. You taught me to adapt EFT in my daily life and it works
great. I was operated a week ago, did EFT and felt calm before the
operation. This was so great! Thank you for your great support."
"Though there is still a way to go, I just
wanted to thank you for...well for everything...but mainly for
helping me to find the space to let him come to me. I have learnt so
much from connecting with you, and I wish you happiness and
fulfilment." Linda C.
"We came to Melissa
looking for help in our relationship after struggling
with disagreements over discipline for our children and
various other things. We were both feeling like we had
hit rock bottom and sought help. After the first couple
of sessions with Melissa things already felt much
better. She helped us reframe our thinking and provided
us with actionable guidance for the challenges we had
with our children. After a handful of sessions we are
much happier, as a couple and as a family, and we now
have the tools we need to deal with the challenges that
children inevitably will throw our way! We are really
happy we organised our sessions with Melissa and would
recommend it to others in a heartbeat!"
Mr and Mrs C - Tarn et Garonne
"Hi Melissa, thank you for your kind words and your help
with this stuff. For once in my life I feel as though
someone hears me and it's okay. I like doing the
exercises so keep sending them! I listened to the
10-minute meditation and really enjoyed the calmness it
brought. Think I'll do those again. Thank you."