Dr Melanie Maynard (DPsych) - Counselling Psychologist CBT & Psychodynamic
Welcome to my profile. I am a friendly and approachable Counselling Psychology with extensive experience working in the NHS and private practice, helping clients struggling with a wide range of difficulties, from depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, relationship difficulties amongst many others.
What can I offer?
I feel very passionate about the importance of treating each client individually, developing a good understanding of you before collaboratively working with you to help you feel better and/or achieve your goals. I benefit from being able to offer two main types of therapy that I can integrate flexibly according to your needs, and at any point in your therapeutic journey. I am experienced at delivering Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help clients to develop coping strategies and techniques to manage their anxiety/depression/addiction, but also at offering longer-term more in-depth Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to clients wanting a better understanding and deeper resolution to their unconscious processes through exploration of their earlier experiences and relationships. I work very relationally, drawing on Cognitive-Analytical theories to help clients understand their past and present patterns of relating and how this impacts their life and mood. I am also a fully-trained EMDR practitioner, which is an evidence-based treatment particularly helpful for trauma and phobias.
I can offer flexible weekday and evening appointment times.
Please see my website www.drmelaniemaynard.com for more details.
What can I help with?
I have been offering these therapies to clients for over a decade, integrating them where needed, to help adults and couples struggling with a range of difficulties including (but not limited to):
- Low mood/depression
- Worry/anxiety/panic attacks/phobias/health anxiety
- Recent or past trauma/PTSD/abuse
- Work-related or other stress
- Relationship/marital problems
- Divorce adjustment (Specialism)
- Addiction (Specialism in treating Problem Gambling)
- Baby blues/post-natal depression (Special Interest)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Bereavement and loss
- Low self-esteem
- Interpersonal, attachment and adjustment difficulties
Training, qualifications & experience
Following the completion of my BSc in Psychology at York University, UK, I undertook a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of East London, UK, whilst working in a range of NHS settings offering short- and long-term therapy. I completed a doctoral thesis on 'The Effectiveness of Cognitive Coping Strategies in Adjusting to Divorce'.
I have recently returned from running a successful expat private practice in Hong Kong, where I lived for four years. Prior to that I worked for the NHS in a variety of Primary and Secondary Care Services (including Central London Community Healthcare and Dorking Healthcare), conducting psychological assessments and providing CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapy to clients struggling with a large spectrum of difficulties, of varying severity. These included anxiety disorders (including OCD, post traumatic stress, health anxiety, phobias and panic attacks), depressive disorders (including post-natal depression and bipolar), relationship and attachment difficulties, addictions, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence and bereavement. I have also worked as a Specialist Psychologist at the only NHS Problem Gambling Clinic where I helped to deliver and revise the CBT program to treat problem and pathological gambling to individuals and groups at the clinic.
I have completed an array of continuing professional development courses including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, compassion-focused therapy, schema therapy, motivational interviewing and grief counselling, which I integrate into my work.
I am registered with:
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
I believe that the relationship between the client and therapist is the most important aspect of therapy. Therefore I am able to offer a free brief telephone consultation for us to discuss how I may be able to help you and for you to decide whether you would like to proceed further. My fees are as follows:
- Individual Psychological Therapy to adults (aged 16 and above)
- 50 minute session for self-payers £90
- 50 minute session for insurance referrals £110
- Couple Therapy
- 80 minute session for self-payers £135
- 80 minute session for insurance referrals £165
- I offer two lower fee paying slots for clients with special circumstances
I also offer clinical supervision to Psychologists, trainee Psychologists, counsellors and other health professionals.
I am based in a calm and cosy therapy room in Weybridge, close to Walton, Cobham and Hersham. There is free, easy parking. In special circumstances I am also able to offer Skype therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible availability weekdays, early mornings, daytime and evenings (Tue, Wed, Thur)
Types of client
Supervision & training
As a clinical supervisor I am able to offer a space to discuss and explore client cases, add an additional perspective, act as support and advisor to you and to ensure your well-being as a therapist/practitioner. .