Paul Melia

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Therapy in Manchester, BA Hons MPhil
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Manchester, M2 7PE
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About me

Looking to begin in-person counselling or psychotherapy in Manchester city centre? My practice is by St Ann's Square and I provide short- and long-term therapy for adults. 

Every Therapy is Individual

Established in 2011, people use my therapy service for a variety of reasons: they may have received a mental health diagnosis or have symptoms (including anxiety, depression, and trauma); because of a shift brought on by life's big events (a change in employment status, for example); a recurring thought, feeling or behaviour in day-to-day life may have become troubling; because of a specific or generalised experience that may be difficult to put into words.

Therapist Paul Melia

I am a qualified and experienced therapist at this registered practice established over a decade ago.

I draw on two years work as a Counsellor for a leading private health care company and two years work as Therapist for a North West charity.

I am chair of the North West Regional Psychotherapy Association and play an active role in the region’s network of therapists

Before qualifying as a therapist I worked as an Art Historian for 20 years, holding increasingly senior positions within UK universities.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I qualified as a therapist in 2010 and established my registered practice in 2011
  • I now have over a decade‘s experience working with a wide range of symptoms
  • For 8 years I worked from the heart of Chorlton, south Manchester, growing and developing my practice
  • In 2019 I relocated to the Royal Exchange in the city centre – also home of the famous Royal Exchange Theatre Company
  • My relocation and expansion of Therapy in Manchester allows me to better serve the mental health needs of adults living or working in Manchester
  • Before qualifying as a therapist I pursued a first career as an Art Historian for 20 years, holding increasingly senior positions within UK universities

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Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£55.00 per session

Additional information

In-person appointments held from my rooms in St Ann’s Square, city centre Manchester.

  • £55 per appointment

When I work

Daytime and Evening Appointments

Therapy In Manchester, 548 Royal Exchange, Old Bank Street, Manchester, M2 7PE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Access is by low ramp then lift or staircase to fifth floor and then along corridor with two sets of swing fire doors


In person

I provide supervision for counsellors, therapists and members of related professions.

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