Melanie Key UKCP registered Psychotherapist, Dip Counselling (MBACP)

Melanie Key UKCP registered Psychotherapist, Dip Counselling (MBACP)

3 Montpelier Ave
W5 2XP

07904 545907

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About me

I am an experienced UKCP and BACP registered counsellor, psychotherapist and Relational Transactional Analyst, working with individuals, couples, families and groups. I work with all levels of emotional/psychological difficulties and trauma and I offer a variety of approaches to achieving personal change and growth, including short-term solution-focused counselling and in-depth longer-term psychotherapy.

You may know what is troubling you, such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, difficulty with relationships etc, and you may be aware of what you want to work on. But equally you may be less clear about what is troubling you, and may have a more general sense of something being ‘not right’, or a feeling of stuckness or emptiness.

I provide a safe, supportive and confidential space, that is outside of your everyday life, where together we can explore the difficulties you are experiencing, and reflect on what you might wish to change. I trained in Relational Transactional Analysis, which is an approach that can offer real insight into how we operate within ourselves and within relationships. I will work with you towards an accurate understanding of your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours with a view to helping you resolve any difficulties.

Particularly with longer term psychotherapy, working relationally means I pay particular attention to the dynamics emerging in our sessions because this provides a useful opportunity for us to explore these together and can help to increase your insight into possible repetitive patterns that you might bring into other relationships. The ultimate aim of our work together is to help you develop an improved sense of emotional wellbeing so that you can enjoy life to the full.

With couples I help you to explore your relationship, deepening your understanding of the dynamics and patterns that occur between you, and the core issues that lead you to feel dissatisfied. Together we address the difficulties and conflicts safely and you will be able to move forward, in whatever way is right for you.

For individuals and couples I suggest an initial session at my normal rate. This is an opportunity for us to meet and for you to tell me your reasons for seeking therapy, and to explore your possible expectations of therapy and think about your goals. You are not obliged to book any further sessions. If we agree to work together then we book further sessions, but if for any reason either of us believes that an alternative route or different person is needed, I will do my best to refer you on to someone suitable

I would normally expect to see you weekly and sessions are of 50 minutes duration, usually on the same day and at the same place each week. Sometimes it is possible to arrange longer sessions or more frequent sessions, if we both agree this would be desirable.

Please email me with your inquiry and I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours during the working week. I am happy to speak on the phone if you wish to discuss anything further or to make arrangements for an initial session, however please bear in mind that I am often in session with clients and therefore unable to respond to calls immediately. My therapy room is 5 minutes from Ealing Broadway station.

Special interests

  • Relationship counselling including complex relational trauma.
  • Trauma, history of abuse, and PTSD.
  • Loss and bereavement.
  • Anxiety, panic disorder, depression.
  • Attachment disorders and the impact on patterns of relating and relationship dynamics.
  • Personality disorders, BPD
  • Parenting issues and post-natal depression.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MSc Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Middlesex University).
  • Certified Transactional Analyst (P) (Metanoia Institute)
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling (Metanoia Institute)
  • Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy (NAOS)
  • Certificate in Couples counselling (Metanoia Institute)
  • Certificate in Attachment and neuroscience (Metanoia Institute)
  • BSc health studies (Surrey University)

I have several years experience working with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues in the charity sector and have previously worked for a bereavement agency for over two years, and for Ealing Abbey counselling service for over two and a half years. I also worked for over a year in the NHS facilitating groups for individuals with complex emotional needs and/or a diagnosis of Personality disorder. In addition I have a background in nursing and health visiting with over 20 years experience in the NHS

Professional bodies I am a member with:

  • UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
  • BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
  • EATA (European Institute of Transactional Analysis)
  • Metanoia Institute
  • IARTA (International Association of Relational Analysts)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£60 per 50 minute individual session day time and £70 per 50 minute individual session after 6pm.
£75 per 50 minute couples session day time and £90 per 50 minute couples session after 6pm.

Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I adhere to their code of ethics.

I am also a member of EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis), IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis) and the Metanoia Institute.

I hold public liability insurance and have a current DBS check certificate

Maps & Directions

Ealing, W5 2XP

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


At present I only have day time availability.

Types of client