Melanie Key BSc (Hons), Dip Couns, MBACP (Reg)

Melanie Key  BSc (Hons), Dip Couns, MBACP (Reg)

W5 2XP

07904 545907

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W5 2XP

07904 545907

About me

I work with couples, individuals and groups, offering both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy. You may be struggling with relationship difficulties, dealing with a bereavement, suffering from anxiety, depression or low self esteem, or just feeling stuck and unsure of how to move on. I provide a safe, confidential, and non judgemental space in which to explore any difficult issues. My aim is to help you develop an improved sense of emotional wellbeing and find a more satisfying way of being in life and in your relationships.

I trained in Relational Transactional Analysis, which is an approach that offers insight into how we operate within ourselves and within relationships. I work closely with you towards an accurate understanding of your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours with a view to helping you resolve any difficulties.

With couples I help you to explore your relationship, to understand the dynamics or patterns between you, and to bring a deeper understanding to the core issues so that difficulties and conflicts can be addressed and resolved, and you can move forward, in whatever way is right for you.

I also facilitate a bereavement support group on a Tuesday evening. This group offers bereavement support to people affected by loss, and gives you the opportunity to share your experiences, and the difficult feelings and thoughts you may be encountering, and helps with the process of grieving.

Taking the first step into counselling can be scary and often requires courage, but the benefits make that first step worthwhile.

Please email me or call me and leave a message and contact details and I will get back to you within 24 hours or sooner. I am happy to speak on the phone if you wish to discuss anything further or to make arrangements for an initial session.

Special interests:

  • Relationship counselling,
  • Trauma.
  • Anxiety, depression.
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Attachment and neuroscience and the impact on patterns of relating and relationship dynamics
  • Parenting issues and post-natal depression.
  • Mindfullness

* Please note the therapy room is up a flight of stairs.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Post graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling (Metanoia Institute)
  • MSc (final stages) in Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Middlesex university)
  • Certificate in Couples counselling (Metanoia Institute)
  • Certificate in Attachment and neuroscience (Metanoia Institute)
  • BSc health studies (Surrey University)

I have additional training in:
Couples work (TCCR)
Bereavement counselling

I previously worked for a bereavement agency, and for Ealing Abbey counselling service, for two and a half years.
I have a background in nursing and health visiting and 20 years experience in the NHS

Professional bodies I am a member with:

  • BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
  • UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
  • EATA (European Institute of Transactional Analysis)
  • Metanoia Institute
  • IARTA (International Association of Relational Analysts)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£50 per 50 minutes for individual therapy day time
£65 per 50 minutes for couples therapy (or £95 per 75 minutes couples therapy)

Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I adhere to their code of ethics.

I am also a member of EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis), IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis) and the Metanoia Institute.

I hold public liability insurance and have a current DBS check certificate

I offer both short and long term counselling/psychotherapy.

Maps & Directions

Ealing, W5 2XP

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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