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I bring a broad range of personal and professional experience to my work. Above all, I bring a deeply held appreciation of humanity, and a high degree of empathy for the struggles people experience in overcoming traumas, and developing meaningful and fulfilling lives in what is often a confusing and imperfect world.

Training, Qualifications & Experience

My qualifications include:

BSc Hons Experimental Psychology (University College London)

MSc Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology (Anna Freud Centre and University College London)

MA Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy and Middlesex University)

Doctoral researcher (University of Edinburgh)

UKCP Registered Practitioner working in private practice since 2010

BCPC Affiliated Member

Previously, I practiced as a psychotherapist within the Community Mental Health Services team at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. I currently sit on the Trust’s Research & Development Committee.

I trained in Creative Facilitation with Know Innovation and use this experience in working with groups and professionals.


I am a PhD researcher at the University of Edinburgh exploring literary fiction from a psychotherapeutic perspective.

My research is supported by a Scholarship from University of Edinburgh.

For research-related queries please contact me: Melissa.dunlop@ed.ac.uk