Pamela Melliar (MA SRAth, HCPC, BACP)
I have been a state registered Art Psychotherapist for over 17 years, working in the public sector and private practice.
I provide individual psychotherapy for children, adults and students in training. My approach is broadly psychodynamic, which means that I can help people towards a deep understanding of themselves, their experience of the world and the specific issues they may want to address. Ultimately each individual's journey is different and my overall concern is adapting to the needs of the person in therapy.
Art Psychotherapy offers a unique way of communicating what is inside and may be difficult to put into words, whether it is conscious or unconscious. You may or may not choose to make art work - this kind of therapy also suits people who just want to talk. Self expression is always empowering whatever form it takes.
If you want to know more I generally offer a free introductory session, which will give you an opportunity to ask questions and help you get a sense of whether you feel comfortable with me. We will also begin to explore what you would like to get out of therapy. It will then be up to you to decide whether you want to start therapy with me and how long you want to come for. I usually see people on a weekly basis and regularly review the progress we make.
My consulting room is located in SE4 2BH. There is free parking available. I am within easy walking distance from Brockley and Crofton Park rail stations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my training as an Art Psychotherapist with Goldsmiths College in 2000. Since then I have worked full time as a therapist and clinical supervisor in the Prison Service, various NHS Adult Mental Health Services, and private practice. I am registered with BAAT, HCPC and BACP.
I have also been a Jungian analyst in training since 2012 and am an advanced candidate with IGAP. This influences my approach to imagery and dreams, which are means of accessing the unconscious.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I offer a free introductory session.
My standard rate is £40 per 60 minute session.
Reduced fees: I operate a sliding scale, depending on need and circumstances.
I charge £20 per session for anyone interested in a Jungian analysis with me as an analyst in training.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client