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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
  • Dramatherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


£56.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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

Individual therapy - £56 / session (reduced rate is available for concessions)

Group therapy - please contact for current options

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

West Midlands


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS checked


Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer academic,  research and managerial supervision for therapists and counsellors.

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Ell Melvin HCPC BADth MA BSc (Hons)

Ell Melvin HCPC BADth MA BSc (Hons)