Melanie Cox PsychotherapistMelanie Cox

Psychotherapist (MBACP)

My name is Melanie Cox and I am a qualified psychotherapist based at HQ Therapy Rooms at both Haggerston and Dalston locations in Hackney, London E8.

I am a fully qualified and registered MBACP Humanistic Psychotherapist with over 11 years of experience.

I work with couples and individuals.

I am trained in Person-Centred psychotherapy, Adult and Adolescent psychotherapy at the Institute for Art in Therapy and Education, and Formative Psychology at Spectrum Therapy.

I have completed additional training in couples work with Spectrum Therapy, the Gottman Institute, USA, and Clearmind International.

I am currently seeing clients face-to-face and online on Zoom.

Couples Work
My work with couples is psycho-educational, emotional, and strategy-based.

In couples sessions I work with:

  • Developing an understanding of the underlying emotional issues
  • Ways to deal with conflict
  • Improving communication
  • Developing greater intimacy
  • Developing a better understanding of your partner and yourself

Couples sessions are usually fortnightly unless there are pressing issues and in that case, I would work more frequently with you for a few weeks. I believe, and it has been my experience, that most couple’s issues can be successfully worked through no matter how severe they may seem.

I draw extensively from the Gottman Institute and Sue Johnson’s work. I have a list of recommended readings that I am happy to share. Please feel free to email if you would like a copy.

Therapeutic approaches I work with include:

My rates:
My rates for individual work are £75 for 50 minutes, and for couples work £100 – £125 for 1 hr to 1hr and a half sessions.


***If you are in need of more information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Melanie Cox – Working Hours

Monday 08:30 – 13:00 Thursday 13:00 – 16:30
Tuesday 13:00 – 17:00 Friday 08:30 – 12:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 15:00 Sat-Sun 10:00 – 18:00

Contact Details

Melanie Cox, psychotherapist, can be reached using the following:
Mobile: 07973 450424
Email: [email protected]
Website: HQ

Clients Melanie Works With

Client Issues Melanie Deals With

Therapy Modalities Melanie uses With Clients

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.