Melinda Powell shares her journey to becoming a UKCP accredited psychotherapist.
The day my mother died, I turned 38 – the age she was when she gave birth to me. I had many dreams that helped me through my bereavement and led me to take foundation courses in psychotherapy. I also volunteered at a hospice, where many of the patients shared their dreams with me.
After I completed a master’s degree in the psychology of religion, I trained in psychotherapy at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), which included transpersonal dreamwork. After qualifying, I ran the charity Help Counselling and co-founded the Dream Research Institute at CCPE to promote research on dreams and wellbeing.
In 2019, I published my book, The Hidden Lives Of Dreams, which draws on my personal and professional experience and research. I teach lucid dreaming and continue to write and work therapeutically with dreams.
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