Melody Cranbourne-Rosser known as Melody
HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist
MSc Mental Health
MA Child Welfare and Applied Childhood Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Level 7)
Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling and Therapy
Certificate in Family Therapy (Intermediate Level/PG)
Certificate in Dramatherapy
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Melody is an HCPC Registered Applied Psychologist and BACP/NCS Registered therapist who has worked within the realms of health since the early 80s. She has worked at the University of South Wales since January 2017 and prior to this taught at Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and a range of other HE/FE institutions. Her overarching theoretical orientation is Humanistic/Transpersonal and she has undertaken psychotherapeutic training in transpersonal psychology, systemic practice, and creative arts therapies. Alongside her teaching role, Melody continues to operate a small independent practice and undertakes consultancy/clinical supervision responsibilities for statutory and third sector agencies, plus is an external examiner for a postgraduate clinical supervision training operating throughout the UK, executive committee member for BACP Spirituality (Chair from 2013 to 2016), Lead for the BPS DCoP Spirituality Special Interest Group, and committee member for BPS DCoPW. She has worked therapeutically with children, young people and adults with a wide range of needs and complex histories.
Teaching / Module Lead / Supervising: Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
Teaching: Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Course Lead: BA Counselling and Therapeutic Practice
Teaching / Supervising: Masters programme
Placement Officer: Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
Cranbourne-Rosser, M. The Place of Spirituality in Health and Social Care Practice. In Clouston, T.J., Westcott, L., and Whitcombe, S. (Eds) (2018) Transitions to Practice: Essential concepts for health and social care practitioners. UK: M&K Publishing.
British Psychological Society (2005) BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Professional Practice Guidelines. BPS DCoP Sub-Committee for Practice and Research (Joint contributor, published 2005)
Second International Conference on Pluralistic Counselling and Therapy, April 2019. Member of Conference Steering Committee and Chair of a variety of papers / workshops.
BPS Transpersonal Psychology Section Annual Conference, September 2018. Joint conference with USW / member of conference committee.
BACP Working with Soul Conference, November 2017. Joint conference Chair and Executive Committee representative for BACP Spirituality.
Taunton Association for Psychotherapy Conference, March 2017, Cutting Edge Connections between Spirituality and Psychotherapy. Opening Presentation and Workshop: Spiritual competence and psychotherapeutic practice: necessity or nonsense?
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Practitioner Conferences 2015 and 2014 – Executive Committee Representative for BACP Spirituality and Chaired one of four strands of the conferences as Chair of this Division.
British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference 2014, Inspiration, Innovation and Impact. Involved opening topics for discussion during a Café Psychologique workshop entitled The place of spirituality and religiosity in therapeutic practice – barrier or facilitator?, hosted by Sally Smith and Ruth Hare, University of Wolverhampton
International Register of Consultant Herbalists Annual Conference 2013. Presentation: Practitioner Self-Care and Secondary Trauma.
British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference 2013, Empowerment and the Human Spirit: Widening the Evidence Base. Workshop: Spiritual Perspectives of Mental Health and Therapeutic and Supervisory Practice.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist (Counselling Psychologist)
British Psychological Society – also Division of Counselling Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology Section (MBPsS)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – also BACP Spirituality (Registered MBACP)
National Counselling Society (Fellow) (FNCS)
British Association for the Study of Spirituality (BASS)
Executive Committee Member/Past Chair (2016-current) and Chair (2013-2016), BACP Spirituality, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Founder/Lead for the British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology Spirituality Special Interest Group (2013-current).
Committee Member, BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Wales (DCoPW) (Co-opted, 2012-current).
Founder/Co-ordinator, Soul Psychology (online community/resource for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and allied professionals whose work is informed by a transpersonal perspective) (2009-current).
Peer Review Advisor, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (2014).
Founder / Co-ordinator, BACP Spirituality ‘Counselling with Spirit South Wales’ Professional networking group for therapists working from a spiritual perspective (2011-2013).
Member/Honorary Secretary, BPS Division of Counselling Psychology, Sub-Committee for Practice and Research (SCPR) (2003-2005, Honorary Secretary 2004-2005).
Board Member/Counselling Service Representative, Community Cancer Services Tonypandy (2005-2007).
Management Committee Member, Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Service in Merthyr Tydfil (1992-1997, Chair 1995-1997).
External Examiner, KRCS/NCS Accredited programmes (Diploma in Counselling/Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision) (2015-current).
External Advisor for Validation, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (BA Counselling Skill and Interdisciplinary Studies) (2014).
Current: Working with Children and Young People Demonstrating Harmful Sexual Behaviour (practitioner/professional practice issues: the role of presence).
Project Manager. Developing an intervention programme for children demonstrating sexually harmful behaviour. Collaborative project with Barnardo’s Cymru Taith Service. Enterprise Project (received internal funding from Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2015).
Cranbourne-Rosser, M. (2013) Spirituality and Mental Health: A critical review of supervision models commonly used within a counselling and psychotherapy context.
British Psychological Society (2005) BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Professional Practice Guidelines. BPS DCoP Sub-Committee for Practice and Research (Joint contributor, published 2005).
Cranbourne, M. (2002) Impact Issues: the effects of working with children and young people who demonstrate sexually harmful or sexually concerning behaviour (Research project undertaken in collaboration with Barnardo’s).
Areas of Expertise
Areas of Interest / experience include:
Sexual abuse / harmful sexual behaviour / child sexual exploitation
Clinical and consultative supervision
Clinical practice and secondary trauma / clinical practice and practitioner self-care
Spirituality and mental health / spiritual abuse / spirituality and therapeutic practice
Creative practice / therapeutic use of storytelling / arts and health / therapeutic play
Philosophy of mind / consciousness (e.g., Husserl)
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