Mel Kakkar

Psychological Therapist | DH4


Mel is an experienced psychological therapist accredited in both cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. She is also a registered learning disabilities nurse and is qualified in narrative exposure therapy. Recently, Mel has completed additional training in attachment-informed EMDR therapy.

Mel has a broad range of experience in adult mental health and is a specialist in the treatment of trauma. She mainly works with people who are struggling with mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression and grief, especially where these struggles have arisen as a result of trauma.


  • Postgraduate diploma CBT (Teesside University, 2012)
  • EMDR levels 1-3 (2013/2014)
  • Narrative exposure therapy (2022)


  • EMDR therapy Levels 1-3, 2013-2014
  • Narrative exposure therapy – course provided by Woodfield Trauma Centre / Freedom from Torture, 2022
  • Postgraduate diploma CBT (Teesside University, 2012)