Dr Melanie Goulden, Chartered Counselling Psychologist
I provide therapy for individuals, families, couples and children. You may simply be feeling stuck in some way, or you may be experiencing a major life crisis.
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. I believe that 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.
I have worked within the NHS with mild to moderate difficulties, and complex and enduring issues. This includes 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently work for mental health services within the NHS. My career as a psychologist has included working within the NHS in both primary care and secondary care settings, and within HMP service and addiction services.
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).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Negotiable. Discounted rate for appointments before 6pm.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings and daytime
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|