My motivation to work in this field was born out of my belief that human beings can live their lives free from the influences and limitations that past experiences can create. My commitment is to support people to live a full, happy and meaningful life.
Dr Melanie Goulden
Dr Melanie Goulden is a psychologist at Priory Wellbeing Centre Fenchurch Street.
Melanie has previously worked within Priory hospitals in Kent and Bristol in adolescent inpatient services.
Melanie has over 14 years of experience working with mental health difficulties in a variety of settings, including NHS primary and secondary care, HM Prison Service and the private sector. Her comprehensive training, together with her experience, allows Melanie to combine a range of approaches and work flexibly.
She practises a collaborative therapy, which means working together with each person to understand their unique experiences, struggles and goals. She will encourage each person to increase their self-understanding and self-trust. She also provides the opportunity to develop the awareness and tools necessary to create desired and lasting changes.
Dr Goulden is a chartered counselling psychologist accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is registered as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Melanie is an accredited mediator, certified in mediation skills for alternative dispute resolution. She has also completed specialist training in CBT and in mindfulness.
- Melanie is currently involved in developing projects which are aimed at including emotional intelligence, leadership training and self-confidence building into the mainstream education system.
- Melanie is passionate in her belief that society needs to actively prepare its young generations for life and relationships and that the mainstream education system should help to build emotional resilience and well-being.
Clinical articles and research papers
- Melanie’s doctoral thesis researched the way in which people speak when they are not speaking. The study enquired into the ways that communication conveys without words.
- Her research study for her Bachelors degree was aimed at understanding the stigma that can surround the uptake of mental health services.
- Addiction Treatment
- Adjustment Disorder
- Alcohol Rehabilitation
- Amphetamine Addiction
- Anger Management
- Anxiety Attack Treatment
- Asperger Syndrome
- Attachment Disorder
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD and ADD
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Cannabis Addiction
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Cocaine Addiction
- Conduct Disorder
- Drug Induced Psychosis
- Drug Rehabilitation
- Ecstasy / MDMA Addiction
- Exercise Addiction
- Food Addiction
- Gambling Addiction
- Gaming Addiction
- Heroin Addiction
- Internet Addiction
- Ketamine Addiction
- Legal High Addiction
- Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)
- Mental Health Treatment
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Oppositional Defiance Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Plastic Surgery Addiction
- Porn Addiction
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Self Harm
- Sex and Love Addiction
- Shopping Addiction
- Stimulant Addiction
- Treatment Resistant Depression
- Work Addiction
- Young People’s Services
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Westminster
- Doctoral degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Wales