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Child and Family Psychologist in Derbyshire
Call us on 07754 439891
email: admin@percuropsychology.co.uk

Dr Melita Ash BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol

Percuro Psychology was established by Dr Melita Ash, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Dr Ash is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist Chartered with the British Psychological Society.

She gained her Clinical Psychology Doctorate with Staffordshire University and has extensive experience within the NHS, third sector and Independent Sector working with children, young people and their families with a range of difficulties.

Dr Ash has a specialist interest in working with children and young people with anxiety and trauma related difficulties, as well as supporting parental wellbeing and mental health.

Examples of the difficulties Dr Ash works with are obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Emotionally Based School Non-Attendance (EBSnA), social anxiety, PTSD and relational trauma. She works with parents who experienced complex trauma themselves and parents whose family journey has been different to what they had expected due to their child having additional needs or disabilities. Dr Ash also provides post diagnosis support for parents and children, following a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Dr Ash works one to one with parents and/or children, and dyadically with parent(s) and their child together.

Dr Ash works using a range of therapeutic models and approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), systemic approaches, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), Staffordshire University
  • Bachelor of Science (with Honours) in Psychology (BSc Hons.), Derby University


  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) Training, Maudsley Centre for Child & Adolescent Eating Disorders
  • "I'm not going and you can't make me" how to support children & young people with Emotionally Based School Avoidance, ACAMH
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) Levels 1, 2 & 3
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 2, Kim Golding
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1, Kim Golding
  • Reflective Practice in Healthcare Services, Leicester University
  • Neuropsychological Assessment and Interpretation, Leicester University
  • Compassion Focused Therapy Advanced Clinical Skills, Compassionate Mind Foundation
  • Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy, Compassionate Mind Foundation
  • STAR Supervisor Training, Leicester University
  • Integrating CBT & 3rd Wave Therapies - BABCP

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