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Melanie Bain (MNCS Accred)

Type of therapist: Theraplay, Counselling

Location: Oxfordshire


Anger management Anxiety Bullying Domestic/Family Violence Grief and Loss Identity issues Personal Development Self-esteem Adoption and Fostering Anger management Anxiety Attachment issues Bullying Developmental Trauma Domestic/Family Violence Emotional regulation Grief and Loss Identity issues Parent/Carer Support Parent/Child relationships Personal Development Selective Mutism Self-esteem Trauma and PTSD


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Supervision (16 years qualified)
  • Provider of Theraplay® Informed Practice based on Theraplay® principles (3 years in practice)


  • Melanie Bain (MBACP)
  • Humanistic Counsellor PGDip - NCS Accredited RegistrantMembership number: NCS19-08319
  • Oxfordshire Therapy & Self-Development Centres
  • The aim of my work is to enable the client to increase self-awareness and notice-hidden attitudes, feelings or behaviours that they may have in relation to their current situation or problem. My belief is that when we become more aware of ourselves this increases our own ability to see, challenge and change old unhelpful patterns and belief systems.
  • Marschak Interaction Method (MIM assessment) and Theraplay® activities based on Theraplay® principles with The Owl Centre for Children’s Independent Therapy
  • The aim in the Theraplay sessions is to create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding.
  • Family Support Worker with Oxfordshire County Council
  • The aim of my work is to reduce harm and encourage healthy approaches within the family dynamic and at times within the educational environment for the benefit of children and young people.
  • Building Respectful Families Intermediary with the SAFE Project
  • as an intermediary for parents and their child using video as a medium for communication.
  • Independent Family Group Conference Co-ordinator
  • As the coordinator, my aim is to encourage the family and friends to come together to be involved in the decision-making process to meet the child or children need. It is a way of enabling families and friends to take responsibility for the child and to find solutions to address family and professional concerns.