Dr. Melanie James | The Talking Partnership
Psychological Therapy & Counselling

Qualifications & Accreditation

Qualifications & Accreditation


Melanie is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and has a Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (CPsychol) which was awarded by City University London. The title Chartered Psychologist is legally recognised under the Royal Charter of The British Psychological Society (BPS); the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK.

Underpinning the designation are requirements for high levels of academic achievement, minimum periods of supervision and applied experience and a commitment to lifelong learning. These foundations are further strengthened by both the Member Conduct Rules and the Code of Ethics and Conduct. You can check if a Counselling Psychologist is Chartered on the BPS website.



Melanie is also registered with the Health Professions Council. From 1 July 2009 regulation of certain groups of practising psychologists was taken over by the Health Professions Council (HPC), a regulator of health professionals, set up to protect the public.

The HPC keeps a register of health professionals who meet set standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. To clarify the professional registration of a Counselling Psychologist you can check the register at their website.