Mel Greenhalgh

BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

BABCP Acrredited Clinical Supervisor

MSc BSc (Hons) PGDip PGCert

About Us

Mel Greenhalgh is a qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist based on the Fylde Coast. Mel is accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Mel is based on the Fylde Coast, but is able to offer sessions in a number of locations across Lancashire, as well as by Skype or telephone.

Professional Memberships and Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy - University of Manchester, Salford Cognitive Therapy Training Centre (Greater Manchester NHS)

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership – Lancaster University

  • MSc Advanced Practice Interventions in Mental Health - University of Manchester

  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology

  • Accreditated by British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

  • Accredited by British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a Clinical Supervisor of other CBT Therapists

  • Mel is currently completing her Professional Doctorate in Health (PrD) at University of Central Lancashire

Additional Training

  • Solution Focused Interventions

  • Compassion Focused Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP)

Experience

In addition to offering private therapy sessions at Lancashire Therapy Lounge for the last two years, Mel currently works as the Programme Lead and Senior Lecturer for the MSc/PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies courses in the Department of Education and Psychology at the University of Bolton.

Mel is also the External Examiner at Goldsmiths, University of London for CBT Programmes of Study.

Mel worked in the NHS for 13 years as a psychological therapist. Mel enjoyed working as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in both community and prison settings before completing her training as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in 2009 at the Salford Cognitive Therapy Training Centre, known commonly as one the country's three main national centres of excellence for training in this field. Mel began working as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service that serves most of Lancashire. She was later promoted to the roles of Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist for Central Lancashire, and later to Clinical Lead for CBT, a pan Lancashire role. Mel has worked extensively as a clinical supervisor of CBT practice. She has been responsible for providing clinical supervision to trainee and qualified CBT therapists, as well as delivering training in CBT to Psychiatrists in training.

Alongside her NHS role, Mel previously worked as an Associate Lecturer in Psychology at The Open University for five years, alongside guest lecturing at University of Manchester and University of Central Lancashire.

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