Dr Melissa Barry, BSc (Hons), PgCert, DClinPsy
Dr Melissa Barry is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in NHS services for over 11 years. She has worked across the lifespan with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a range of difficulties relating to their emotional wellbeing. Melissa draws on a number of psychological models in her clinical work; such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (including third wave approaches such as Compassion Focused Therapy), Systemic and trauma-informed approaches.
Melissa currently holds an NHS post in a specialist team based in central London. The team provides a regional and national service for the assessment and diagnosis of children and young people with neurodevelopmental disabilities such as Autism (ASD) Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties.
Emotional and mental health
Melissa draws from the evidence base to provide tailored treatment for individuals affected by difficulties with their emotional and mental health. She is skilled in working with individuals who are experiencing difficulties such as stress, anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, trauma, panic and phobias.
Melissa is experienced in working flexibly and creatively with children and young people experiencing problems at home and school. She can adapt her therapeutic work for children with neurodevelopmental difficulties.
Support to parents and networks
Melissa is experienced in offering parenting support in the management of emotional and behavioural difficulties. She has previously worked across Early Years, primary and secondary school settings, offering parent consultations and delivering evidence-based parenting groups. She is experienced in working alongside adults and professionals to facilitate the support of a young person’s development in different areas of their lives, including within the education and social care system.
Melissa is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Areas of Expertise
Adults – Young People – Children – Families
- Anxiety and StressAnger management
- Self-esteem and emotional issues
- Managing bullying and difficult peer relationships
- Social and communication difficulties
- Bereavement & loss
- Behaviour Management
- Feeding issues
- Sleep difficulties
- Family work and parenting support
- Relationship and interpersonal difficulties