Paul Melia, Therapy in Manchester, BA Hons MPhil MBACP

Paul Melia, Therapy in Manchester, BA Hons MPhil MBACP

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

07592 340 211

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About me

Looking to begin counselling in Manchester city centre?

Therapy in Manchester is in the Royal Exchange, St Ann’s Square.

I am experienced in working with a wide range of symptoms including anxiety, panic and phobia, as well as low self-esteem, depression, feeling sad, and difficulties with anger.

Every Therapy is Individual

People use my counselling service for individual reasons

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

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

• a general mood that is difficult to put into words

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

• for time and space to hear themselves think and feel

Therapist Paul Melia

I am an experienced therapist, drawing 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 play an active role in the region’s network of therapists, programming monthly events for the North West Regional Psychotherapy Association.

Before qualifying as a therapist in 2010, I was an Art Historian for 20 years, holding increasingly senior positions within UK universities.

I established Therapy in Manchester in 2011. See my website for, ‘Therapy in Manchester: Our First Decade’.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Before qualifying as a therapist, I pursued a first career as an Art Historian for 20 years, holding increasingly senior positions within UK universities
  • I qualified as a therapist in 2010 and established this registered practice in 2011
  • After qualifying I entered further training and am now one of the few counsellors and psychotherapists in Manchester who is also a practising psychoanalyst
  • I now have nearly a decade of experience working with a wide range of symptoms
  • For 8 years I worked from the heart of Chorlton, south Manchester, growing and developing this practice
  • In 2019 I relocated to the Royal Exchange in the city centre – also home of the famous Royal Exchange Theatre Company
  • This relaunch and expansion of Therapy in Manchester allows me to better serve the mental health needs of adults living or working in the centre of Manchester

Therapy begins by booking your first session - contact me today

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Daytime and Evening appointments held in St Ann’s Square, city centre Manchester.

  • £50 per appointment

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M2 7PE

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Access is by one door step and then either a lift or staircase


Daytime and Evening Appointments

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

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

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