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Melinda Powell

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.


The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists can help you find an expert therapist near you.

If you are interested in training to become a therapist, then you can find out more about UKCP accredited trainings here.