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Are you a parent struggling to know what to do for the best to support your child? Perhaps you are finding it hard to understand and manage their behaviour? Are they becoming anxious and worried and nothing seems to be helping? Is your teen feeling stressed out or low in mood?

Percuro Psychology work with children, young people and their families, caregivers and wider systems. Our mission is to help you to achieve a happy and fulfilled life through providing high quality psychological interventions that are evidence based and tailored to your unique needs and difficulties. We work hard to really get to know your personal story and work collaboratively with you to help you overcome any obstacles to living the life you want. We draw upon a range of models and approaches, although attachment theory is at the forefront of everything we do. We offer psychological therapy, parenting support, training and consultation. We also offer couples and family therapy.

Percuro Psychology was established by Dr Melita Housley BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol, who is a HCPC registered clinical psychologist, chartered with the BPS.

Training, qualifications & experience

Percuro Psychology was established by Dr Melita Housley, Clinical Psychologist. Dr Housley is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist Chartered with the British Psychological Society.

She gained her Clinical Psychology Doctorate with Staffordshire University and has extensive experience both within the NHS and Independent Sector working with children, young people and their families with a range of difficulties.

These include early complex trauma and attachment difficulties, single-event traumas, phobias, anxiety, OCD, low mood, school refusal, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, low self-esteem and confidence, self-harm and difficulties relating to friendships and bullying. Dr Housley works using a range of models and approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), systemic approaches, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

She will work collaboratively and transparently with you to identify your individual goals for therapeutic support and will regularly review the work you do together. As well as working in the independent sector, Dr Housley holds a permanent NHS post working with Looked After Children and the systems surrounding them.


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), Staffordshire University
  • Bachelor of Science (with Honours) in Psychology (BSc Hons.), Derby University


  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 2, Kim Golding
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1, Kim Golding
  • Reflective Practice in Healthcare Services, Leicester University
  • Neuropsychological Assessment and Interpretation, Leicester University
  • Compassion Focused Therapy Advanced Clinical Skills, Compassionate Mind Foundation
  • Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy, Compassionate Mind Foundation
  • STAR Supervisor Training, Leicester University
  • FASD Implications for Clinical Practice, FASD UK

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Compassion Focused Therapy

Adoption issues

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Play therapy

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£110 per assessment/therapy session


Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available

The Old School House
Chapel Street
DE56 1AR

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits


Able to offer supervision to Clinical Psychologists working with children, young people and families.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr Melita Housley

Dr Melita Housley