- Melody Cranbourne-Rosser
- Qualifications and Other Information
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...is an HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and qualified Supervisor and Trainer. She has worked within the realms of health and education for many years. Her journey into training as a therapist started in 1991 and since this time she has completed a number of professional qualifications and gained experience in a range of specialist areas.
Melody's core theoretical model is psychosynthesis and this underpins all she undertakes. However, she describes her overall style as integrative as she blends a range of approaches into her work, e.g., transpersonal, systemic, person-centred, and creative arts. Additionally, Melody has attended extensive CPD in supervision, management and staff development; therapeutic play and creative arts therapy; working with couples / families; abuse issues, child protection and working with offenders; mindfulness based methods and psychotherapeutic approaches to health and wellbeing. She has an ongoing commitment to personal and professional development and this currently includes engaging in opportunities that enhance her understanding of esoteric philosophy.
Melody has worked therapeutically with children, young people and adults with a wide range of needs, plus has supervised practitioners working within a variety of settings. Special areas of interest include: impact issues for practitioners working with clients with complex histories and needs; trauma and secondary trauma; supervision, management and staff development; abuse and neglect; living with serious and life-threatening illness; bereavement and loss; working with the transpersonal / spiritual emergence; creative expression and personal and professional development.
Melody has undertaken work for a variety of services and educational institutions, designing and delivering training ranging from introductory to post-graduate levels, and continues to offer training to a variety of groups and organisations throughout the country. Melody is a Lecturer for a university based in Wales, External Examiner for an advanced diploma in counselling supervision training and diploma in counselling, Chair of BACP Spirituality, Lead for the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Spirituality Special Interest Group, and Committee Member of BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Wales (DCoPW).
Qualifications & Other Information...
MSc Mental Health
MA Child Welfare & Applied Childhood Studies
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents
Postgraduate Diploma in Consciousness & Transpersonal Psychology
Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling & Therapy
Certificate in Family Therapy
Certificate in Dramatherapy
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (FE/HE)
Past research projects / publications include: BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Professional Practice Guidelines (Joint Contributor, Published 2005); Impact Issues - the effects of working with children and young people who demonstrate sexually harmful or sexually concerning behaviour (Honorarium awarded by Barnardo's, 2002); The long-term effects of sexual abuse (1996); Art therapy and its use with people with learning disabilities (1996); Mental Health, Supervision and Spirituality (2013).
As a member of the HCPC (Registered Counselling Psychologist, Number PYL28330); BACP (MBACP); NCS (FNCS), and BPS (MBPsS), Melody abides by the professional guidelines and codes of practice of these professional bodies.
In addition, she a member of various divisions and sections within the above professional bodies, i.e., BACP Spirituality, BPS Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP), and BPS Transpersonal Psychology Section. She is also a Fellow of the National Counselling Society and member of the Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership and British Association for the Study of Spirituality (BASS). She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
"Melody has provided clinical supervision whilst I was a practising Service Manager for children and young people and also in private practice. During this time I found Melody to represent and model very high ethical standards and an excellent working knowledge and understanding of my context and would provide gentle but healthy challenge and reflection in my practice which I believe is vital in a Supervisor."
"Very importantly, from a support perspective, I found Melody to be very intuitive in my own process, in relation to my clients and would provide a healthy balance between my client work and ensuring my own continuing awareness of my self, which I found very valuable, respectful and nurturing. In particular, her skills and understanding in being able to tease out themes and dynamics of a systemic nature of the context in which I was working and in my client work, identifying any parallels and using creative tools and techniques to help me overcome and solve dilemma's."
"Melody provided a well balanced package of quality supervision that represented best practice, whilst also supporting my own personal growth and development as a Practitioner, and as a person, and I can only recommend her most highly."
"I feel fully supported during the supervision process, listened to and understood, safe to explore client issues".
Melody is "sensitive and makes me feel at ease, creates a warm, secure environment, is very kind and gentle in her approach, is never judgemental. She is caring and highly skilled, warm and nurturing".
"Melody has an excellent knowledge base and a wealth of experience. I would highly recommend her services if you are looking for a professional counsellor/supervisor."
"Melody's practice allows me to explore all aspects of my work from the analytical me to the creative, spiritual me. With Melody accompanying me as a gentle guide she creates space for me to grow and space for me to be. I have never felt judged even when I judged myself and I am constantly amazed at how she can take me to risky places and yet I feel safe."
"This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man" (Hamlet 1,3)