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Mel Withers Therapy
Brighton Pier
The Rock Clinic Association
Seven Sisters
Mel Withers TherapyBrighton PierThe Rock Clinic AssociationSeven Sisters
Additional Information
Membership Number: 489

Based in the UK, in Brighton, I have been working as a therapist for more than 30 years and as such have a great deal of experience  and understanding of the difficulties we can all face at times.  I draw on the insights of psychodynamic, CBT and systemic models of therapy and have worked with people all round the world: both in long-term or time limited setting using video-calling, email and phone since training in online work over 10 years ago.

As a qualified teacher and experienced trainer, university lecturer and consultant, I am also interested in management and organisational dynamics and have substantial experience of providing work-place therapy.

I am the founder and Clinical Director of the Rock Clinic, a charity providing counselling and psychotherapy in Brighton  for over 30 years, I am experienced and well-placed to advise on similar projects.  I recently retired as Director of the University of Sussex Counselling service which additionally has given me the experience of working to provide therapy within the organisational framework of a large institution.

My supervision and consultancy work sits alongside my clinical casework with individual clients and couples.

Therapists Information
Counselling / therapy models / approaches:

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Systemic Couple therapy
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy

Special Interests:

Identity and sense of self
Relationship issues
Gender and Sexuality
Grief and Bereavement

Face to face training:

PG Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (1990) University of Brighton

MA Counselling Psychology (1993) University of Brighton & Sussex

MA Clinical Supervision (1997) University of Sussex

PG Cert Applied Systemic Therapy (2001) UEL & Tavistock Clinic

PG Cert CBT (2009) Westminster Pastoral Foundation

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2013) Guild of Psychotherapists

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (2012) Anna freud Centre

Online training:

Certified Cyber Therapist (2010) OnLine Therapy Institute

Professional organisation memberships :

BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist
UKCP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
BAPPS Registered Clinical Supervisor

Code of Ethics adhered to:


Description of my therapy services: Psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling, CBT, Systemic Couple work
Experience of working online:

I have been working online for over 10 years using email, phone, text and video calling.


Video using Zoom or WhatsApp
Email or text
Phone using WhatsApp or Viber.


£ 45-55

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