Dr Melanie Lee

Director of Trust Psychology and Principal Clinician

Melanie is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner (MA (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS), being a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist.  HCPC Reg No: PYL03466

Melanie worked for 13 years in the NHS and is now full-time within Trust Psychology. Melanie’s particular interests and expertise are working with adults in psychological distress alongside consulting, teaching, training and supervising others in psychological approaches. Melanie has published her doctoral work and co-authored two book chapters within the area of therapist learning and development. 

Trained in a range of different therapeutic modalities, Melanie has a passion for working relationally and has completed her training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in addition to previous training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Dr Alan bowman

Associate Clinical Psychologist

Alan is a Clinical Psychologist with experience of working with adults across the lifespan with a wide variety of physical and psychological difficulties. He has extensive experience of working in medical settings, where he has worked in NHS teams specialising in the management of chronic pain, diabetes, cardiovascular problems, and dissociative neurological symptom disorder. Common presenting issues that Alan often works with include depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment to long-term health problems, identity/existence concerns, insomnia, stress, and grief.

He has particular therapeutic interests in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Existential Psychotherapy. As a Clinical Psychologist he is able to integrate key elements from a range of therapy approaches in a way that best meets the needs of the person.  

Outside of Trust Psychology, Alan also works part-time in the NHS, within a specialist service for dissociative neurological symptom disorder (DSND). He also works as a lecturer on the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme, Teesside University, where he provides teaching and research supervision to future Clinical Psychologists. His research interests include psychological adjustment to long-term health problems, mechanisms of visual hallucinations, and applications and mechanisms of Acceptance and Commitment therapy. He is a published author in the field of pain management, risk management, and visual hallucinations.

HCPC Registration number: PYL32210

Catherine Bockett

Trust Psychology Administrator

Catherine has a broad range of experience in a variety of work settings, but what she enjoys most is interacting with people. She is here to answer your calls and preliminary queries, and to assist in the smooth running of Trust Psychology. 


Dr Melanie Lee also has links with other healthcare providers including Sleep Unlimited Ltd. Please see for more information about their specialist services.

Onward Referrals

If we feel that we are unable to meet your individual or client’s needs, we will be able to recommend a referral route for you through other colleagues and/or alternative local services.


Open Positions

Associate Psychologists

Due to an increasing demand for our services, we are looking to expand our team and have opportunities for positions as Associate Psychologists. For more details, please complete the contact form below.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss your needs and organise a face-to-face consultation. We have both daytime and evening slots available across clinical venues in Durham, Chester-le-Street, Newcastle, North Tyneside and now also in Teesside. Home visits can also be available upon request.

If you are not based in the North-East of England, please enquire below about our online therapy options. 

For more details, including fees, or to arrange an initial consultation, please telephone, send us an email or complete the form below. You will receive a response within 24 hours.


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