Research interests

Melody is an HCPC Registered Applied Psychologist and BACP/NCS Registered Counsellor 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.

Areas of interest:

Counselling and therapeutic practice / psychology
Children and young people
Sexual abuse / sexually harmful behaviour / child sexual exploitation
Clinical and consultative supervision
Clinical practice and secondary trauma
Spirituality and mental health / spirituality and therapeutic practice
Creative practice / therapeutic play

Research interests

Previous and Current Research:

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).

Research output

  1. The Place of Spirituality in Health and Social Care Practice

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

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