we provide therapy at every stage of the lifespan. for children, adolescents, adults, and families.
At Melissa Kent Psychology, we are highly trained and experienced in working with people throughout the lifespan - from working with individuals during childhood, through adolescence, into adulthood and later years.
We work with families , and we also and provide DBT group skills training.
We pride ourselves on providing welcoming, light-filled rooms that are fully resourced for your comfort.
therapy for adults
Therapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between a psychologist or social worker and a client. It can help relieve distress, and improve functioning and wellbeing.
therapy for children & adolescents
Psychologists and social workers can help children and adolescents cope with such problems as anxiety and depression, hyperactivity, conflicts with parents, divorce or a parent's death.
therapy for families
Family relationships are viewed as important for good mental health. Family therapy seeks to reduce distress and conflict by improving the systems of interactions between family members.
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills training groups are offered in 8-week modules, incorporating weekly 90-minute sessions. DBT skills help people develop a life worth living.
we provide evidence-based treatment
evidence-based treatment means we match your individual concerns with the treatment that will work.
We are experienced in delivering the following treatments:
Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT)
interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
prolonged exposure (PE) therapy
dbt prolonged exposure protocol (dbt pe)
familybased treatment for eating disorders (the maudsley model)
enhanced CBT (CBT-E) for eating disorders
For more detailed information about what these different treatments involve, please visit our FAQs page.
treatment for borderline personality disorder
Melissa, Sarah and Jacklyn are extensively trained and experienced in delivering individual and group-based therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder. They mainly use Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), which is the gold standard psychological treatment for BPD, but also draw on Schema-Focused Therapy as required. Melissa and Sarah are particularly interested and experienced in treating co-occurring BPD and PTSD. To make an appointment with Melissa, Sarah or Jacklyn, please contact our client relations team.
treatment for eating disorders
Kathryn is trained and experienced in two evidence-based treatments for Eating Disorders - Family Based Treatment , and CBT-E. These treatments are effective treatments that involve therapy with either just the individual, or the individual and their family. These treatments are aimed at reducing symptoms and distress, restoring functioning, and for adolescents, restoring their natural developmental trajectory. Kathryn has a particular interest in working with families and early intervention. For more information about how we treat Eating Disorders, or to make an appointment with Kathryn, please get in contact with us.