As Assistant Psychologist at Grand Shearman, Melanthe is involved in all aspects of the business, both administrative and professional. Her primary focus is in collating psychometric tests, workshop materials management and planning, supporting consultants at workshops, client liaison and diary management.
Melanthe studied Psychology at the University of York, to pursue her interest in helping people overcome psychological barriers to increase well-being and performance.
She has been trained in the Penn Resiliency Programme (PRP), and is passionate about teaching the skills of resilience that are proven to provide long lasting benefits to psychological health.
She will soon be training as a facilitator for the PRP offered by How to Thrive (www.howtothrive.org).
After her degree Melanthe worked for three years at Special Needs schools in London, using various techniques to help autistic children reach their potential. As a member of the management team that established the Camden Branch of the National Autistic Society, Melanthe ran the London Marathon in 2014 to raise funds for the charity.
During her time working in schools, Melanthe completed an Advanced Diploma in the Application of the Arts in Therapy and Education, and is now engaged in a part time Masters programme in Integrative Child Psychotherapy at the Institute of Art Therapy for Education. Eventually she hopes to practice as a Child Psychotherapist using the arts to help children develop and grow in the face of adversity.