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About me

Individual Therapy

I offer therapy which is able to work proficiently as part of a treatment care plan, or individually in facilitating understanding, and quality, of life.

When offering therapy I aim to...

  • Encourage personal growth, development and acceptance
  • Give clients space to express themselves at a level of ownership which feels comfortable
  • Offer clients the opportunity to feel empowered and heard
  • Allow clients to feel free of the stigma they may feel
  • Develop skills of social interaction and self-advocacy
  • Explore and express feelings and emotions
  • Improve self-belief and confidence

Group Therapy

I facilitate group therapy to allow individuals to explore anxieties, challenges and worries in a safe group with others who may be in similar situations. I offer bespoke services to meet needs and wishes; I am able to provide focused group therapy to those experiencing specific difficulties, such as specific mental health difficulties, discrimination, exclusion, identity difficulties, separation, and low mood.

I run groups much like individual sessions; enabling individuals to increase self-esteem and social-inclusion, personal growth and development.

Social, corporate and voluntary organisations

I offer a range of workshops and trainings for social, corporate and voluntary organisations. I use therapeutically informed techniques to promote wellbeing, cohesion, and to explore challenging experiences within the workplace.

Therapeutic approach

I follow a person-centred approach; we will work in a way which feels most helpful for you. Upon consultation we will discuss techniques available, and may decide to follow a talking based or more creative approach.

I am a psychotherapist utilising the creative arts where appropriate- often creativity can help us to prevent feeling 'stuck' through taking distance from difficulties to unlock new perspectives and understand potential meanings.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Full registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC - registration number: AS16220)
  • Full registration with the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth - https://badth.org.uk/service/ell-melvin)
  • MA Dramatherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Medical Anthropology
  • I have up to date certificates from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Arts therapies
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dramatherapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Please note: Initial 30 minute consultation is offered free of charge

Individual therapy - £50 / session (reduced rate is available for concessions)

Couples therapy - £60 / session

Group therapy - please contact for current options

Social, corporate and voluntary organisations- please enquire for workshops available.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

West Midlands


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Young people


I offer academic,  research and managerial supervision for therapists and counsellors.  supervision for those writing academically; structuring ideas, into proposals, into papers academic revisions for research papers/ articles typed feedback and annotated transcripts scheduling advice, including note taking supervision in order to contribute to best practice space to process ideas and formulate propositions managerial advice for those introducing therapy service in new area

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Ell Melvin HCPC BADth MA BSc (Hons)

Ell Melvin HCPC BADth MA BSc (Hons)