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Melanie Royal-Lawson

Melanie joined the OXPIP team as a freelance clinician in 2020. She first started her work with mothers and infants in 2003 working at the Winnicott Research Unit. In 2006 Melanie completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling/Psychotherapy at Reading University followed by her MA. Following a 2-year infant observation with the Tavistock in 2009-11 she completed an Introduction to Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy with the Anna Freud Centre (AFC) in 2014, before training as a Parent-Infant Psychotherapist with OXPIP in 2015. Over the years Melanie has worked extensively within Early Years coordinating a Counselling and Postnatal Depression Service providing individual therapy and group work. Melanie has an established private practice in Reading and Goring-on-Thames offering both Adult and Parent-Infant Psychotherapy, and since 2014 she has also been practising as a Perinatal/Parent-Infant Psychotherapist in London for an NHS Perinatal Mental Health Service providing both therapeutic work and consultancy services. Melanie is a registered member with the BACP, and a member of the Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy Society (PPIPS).

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