Melody Cranbourne-Rosser

Melody Cranbourne-Rosser, PsyD




Melody Cranbourne-Rosser, PsyD, is an HCPC Registered Applied Psychologist who has worked within the realms of psychology and education for many years, undertaking therapy, supervision, consultation and coordination roles relating to working with children, young people and adults.

In addition to her involvement with the Alef Trust community, she works as a senior applied psychologist in the health service, visiting lecturer for a university based in Wales where she teaches on a professional doctorate in psychology and postgraduate counselling and psychotherapy courses, and clinical supervisor/consultant for a service specialising in working with children and young people with complex trauma histories.

She has been an active member of various professional bodies for a number of years, including nearly seven years on the executive committee of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Spirituality division, where she was also Chair from 2013-2016, founder and lead for the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Counselling Psychology (DcCoP) Spirituality Special Interest Group, founder of Soul Psychology (Transpersonal and Esoteric Psychology Network), and committee member of BPS DCoP Wales.

Melody’s overarching theoretical orientation is transpersonal/integrative and she has undertaken training in transpersonal psychology/psychosynthesis, systemic practice, EMDR, third wave approaches, and creative arts therapies.

Research interests

Research interests include the role of presence when working with trauma, spirituality and mental health, spirituality and supervision, and practitioner development and wellbeing.

Key publications

Cranbourne-Rosser, M., Campbell, M., Pilkington, L., & Carthy, N. (2020) The role of presence when working with children and young people demonstrating harmful sexual behaviour. Counselling & Psychotherapy Research, 20(4), 580–590.

Cranbourne-Rosser, M. (2018). The Place of Spirituality in Health and Social Care Practice. In T.J. Clouston, L. Westcott, & S. Whitcombe (Eds.) Transitions to practice: Essential concepts for health and social care practitioners. M&K Publishing.

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