Melanie Phelps Private Psychologist

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist & integrative psychotherapist with 17 years experience (in the N.H.S, charity and private sectors) offering private consultations and assessments for adults and teens over 16 in Camberley on the Surrey / Hants / Berks borders.

Registrations:
Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC): Practitioner Psychologist
British Psychological Society (BPS): Associate Fellow, Clinical Supervisor, Psychometric Assessor, Psychotherapist. Qualified Teacher / Trainer (UK)

Current Posts:

Private Health Care Provider (eg. AXA-PPP)
Part time Senior Tutor / Examiner (Open University Accredited, level 4 & 5 AIM Awards), Surrey University Clinical Supervisor, The National Counselling Society / National Hypnotherapy Society ethical panel member, trainer, clinical supervisor.
Expert (Court) Witness: Psychological issues in Personal Injury, Criminal & Family Law cases.

Previous Posts have included work in/for:

HMP Bisley (Male medium-secure prison) / Kingston Women’s Centre /The National Centre for Eating Disorders / Cruse Bereavement Care / The Centre for Psychology, (NHS / IAPT service provider) / 10 Harley Street / ARC Youth Counselling (including involvement in the anti bullying project for young people) / Thrive Mentor / Student coach for Reading University Students.

Media & Publications:

Heart-in-Diamond magazine: The difference between grief and clinical depression? (April 2018), Children First: Experts Corner (Oct 2017), The Counselling Cafe (online magazine) What you need to know about working with Eating Disorders (April 2017), Saga Magazine contributor to family relationships article (Dec 2016), The Huffington Post (online magazine) contributor to “Ghosting” article (Oct 2016), BBC Radio Oxford – breakfast show interview Clown Craze (10th Oct 2016)  / The Sun online article contributor The Clown Craze (8th October 2016) / Eagle Radio – podcast for Fit for Panto weight loss & breakfast show interview (Sept 2016) / National Animal Welfare Trust Magazine: Treating cat & dog phobias article (May 2015) / Family Law Journal Being an Expert Witness (2012) / BBC radio 1 (Nov 2012) The Surgery with Dr Mel: interview about Orthorexia the “new” Eating Disorder / BBC radio Scotland interview about Eating Disorders (Nov 2012) / Sky TV (2007) Real Lives Documentary: “Living with size Zero” / Guardian Weekend Magazine (Nov 2006) Cat Phobia interview.

Conferences:

Speaker at the 10th International Hypno-Psychotherapy conference (June 2018), the Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference (March 2017), the 6th International Hypno-Psychotherapy Conference (June 2014)

Attendee at the Health & Wellbeing at Work (Institute of Stress Management), March (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018) Conference / Annual International Hypnotherapy Conference Boston USA, (2015), Insomnia medical conference (2014)

Areas of interest:
Anxiety & Fear related conditions (general anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, OCD), Relationship & Couples issues, Eating & size issues (compulsive overeating, eating disorders), traumatic grief, sexual abuse, psychological and emotional abuse, bullying, grooming & manipulation.

Taking an holistic approach, I use a variety of modern and traditional evidence based approaches tailored to suit each client and welcome people from a range of diverse backgrounds, culture and ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and gender.