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Dr Melanie Goulden, Chartered Counselling Psychologist

London SW14 & SW7
07714 087730 07714 087730 Registered / Accredited
London SW14 & SW7

About me

You may simply be feeling stuck in some way or you may be experiencing a major life crisis.

I am experienced working with mild and moderate difficulties, as well as more complex or enduring issues. I work with adolescents and adults for brief or longer term intervention.

Therapy is not just a process of dealing with problems or eliminating symptoms, it is also about developing greater satisfaction with life, and creating ways to empower yourself. Being listened to and being heard and understood are integral to emotional well-being and vital for the development of self-trust and peace of mind.

Working within the NHS means I am used to helping clients work through different types of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, personality disorders, PTSD, and suicidal ideation.

I am experienced at working with alcoholism, other substance addictions and process addictions, and I am familiar with a 12 step approach to addiction. I am accustomed to working with clients who are suffering from the repercussions of abuse; sexual, emotional, verbal and physical.

I also offer clinical supervision for other professionals.

All sessions currently offered via phone, Skype or WhatsApp.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Doctoral degree in Counselling Psychology and a BSc (Hons) Psychology. I have also completed specialist training for CBT and mindfulness, and Mediation Skills for Alternative Dispute Resolution trainings, making me an accredited Mediator.

I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of the Division of Counselling Psychology. I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I currently work part time within the NHS and the rest of my clinical time is spent in private practice. Within the NHS I have worked in primary care (mild to moderate difficulties), with secondary care (complex and enduring presentations), and in residential services (psychosis and also suicide risk). I have considerable experience with substance addictions (drugs and alcohol), and process addictions (sex, love, relationships etc), and have worked within HM Prison Service.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Clinical supervision


Negotiable. Discounted rate for appointments before 6pm.

South Kensington


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Wheelchair access at SW14, but not available at SW7


Evenings and daytime

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Dr Melanie Goulden, Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Dr Melanie Goulden, Chartered Counselling Psychologist