About me

Are you wanting to begin in-person counselling or psychotherapy in Manchester city centre? My practice is by St Ann’s Square and provides short- and long-term therapy for adults.

With over 10 years experience I work with a wide range of symptoms including anxiety, panic and phobia, low self-esteem, depression,  trauma and difficulties with anger.

Every Therapy is Individual

People use my therapy service for individual reasons

• because of life’s big events – a change of status brought about by relationship difficulties, employment, a bereavement, or becoming a parent

• because of day-to-day life – a recurring pattern of thought, feeling or behaviour may have become troubling

• a specific or general experience that’s difficult to put into words

• symptoms such as anxiety, panic and phobia, as well as depression, low self-confidence, anger, sexual difficulties and trauma

Therapist Paul Melia

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, establishing Therapy in Manchester over a decade ago in 2011.

I chair 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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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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£55.00 per session

Additional information

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

  • £55 per appointment


Daytime and Evening Appointments

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Access is by one door step, then either a lift or staircase to fifth floor, and then through two heavy fire doors


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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