About me

I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I work with adults and adolescents from a variety of backgrounds and with a wide range of issues.

The focus of my client work centres on working emphatically and compassionately with the relationship we have with ourselves. I believe healing this relationship is key to resolving all that we struggle with from depression to anxiety to addictions to conflict with others.

My approach primarily focuses on the conversation between client and therapist. I work in a unique way with each client attuning to each clients individual needs to maximise the effectiveness of the therapy I can offer. Where there is client interest, I will incorporate a variety of tools from art therapy to breathing techniques. The aim is to equip clients with skills they can use outside the therapy room in their daily lives.

An important part of my work is addressing the physical manifestations of our emotions. I believe our body and our minds are inextricably linked and that our history remains ‘written’ on our bodies. Working with the body provides in-depth information about our experience and offers ways of working through difficulties without having to relive or analyse them. When working with the body you do not need to remember or understand what has happened.

I have a special interest in working with trauma and I have specific training in working with adolescents.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified practitioner and MBACP member. I hold a Spectrum Certificate in Psychotherapy.

I have studied at The Institute for Therapy in Art and Education and hold a
A Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling with Adolescents and
an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.

I have done therapeutic work on a voluntary basis since 2009 with adolescents in secondary school settings and for Kids Company with parents and teaching staff.

I currently have private practices in Islington and Stoke Newington where I work with Individuals, Couples and Adolescents. I also run workshops and groups.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Additional information

£65 for a 50 minute session
Some low cost spaces available


83a Kingsland High Street
E8 2PB

Type of session

In person


Melanie Cox

Melanie Cox