Dr. Melania Anna Duca

Integrative Psychotherapist & Supervisor, EUPD Specialist, Expert Witness

Dr. Melania Anna Duca

Integrative Psychotherapist & Supervisor, EUPD Specialist, Expert Witness

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
Fees: • Adult (18+)- £110
• Couple (18+)- £150
• Teenager (16-18)- £90
• Older adult (70+)- £90
• Family- £200
• Group- £300
• Supervisee- £90 (part time practice: less than 25 hours of therapy per month); £135 (full time practice)
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Orthoderm Private Medical Clinic, Psychotherapy Clinical Department
2 Ballynahinch Road
Hillsborough, Hillsborough BT266AR - United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Bangor, Dromore (County Down, NI) BT251AA - United Kingdom (Great Britain)

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My Approach to Helping

After having taught for 7 years at the Faculty of Psychology of an Italian private University, I moved to Northern Ireland where I founded Athena Mental Health which I now direct as the CEO.

I am a Fellow of the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists (UK) where I served as Ethics Committee Member and currently offer Clinical Supervision.

During the COVID19 pandemic I moved my business online accessing the global market where I currently work treating adults, couples and families from any country in the world. I was trained to provide therapy in English to speakers of other languages. This also allowed me to join an initiative promoted by Therapy Route that offers therapy to war refugees from Ukraine to whom I reserve my Tuesday morning weekly.

My approach is both conservative towards the identity of a person and integrative in relation to the modalities I choose for the treatment. I believe that each one of us is unique and different, so therapy must be tailored on the specific needs of every new client seeking help. My way of working is structured and systematic. A plan is designed and agreed with the client before even opening their folders. I work in cycles of sessions which can last anywhere between 3 months and 1 year.

Confidentiality and protection of my clients’ privacy is a fundamental part of my work.

I often organize events to promote a new form of sociotherapy which my clients usually like to participate in, and which empowers their journey towards recovery.

I offer two innovative psychological treatments: virtual reality exposure therapy and cranial electrotherapy stimulation.

More Info About My Practice

My practice requires full registration, after your initial assessment; my assistant will patiently guide and assist you throughout your journey. - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: MONDAY TO SATURDAY 1PM TO 9PM (UK TIME).

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialized in neurodivergence and personality disorders. I have experience in working with marginalized and vulnerable groups such as LGBTQ+ clients; counselling the families of people with Borderline and EUPD (Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder) impulsive type, marriages with partners affected by AS (Asperger's Syndrome) and OCPD (Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder), victims of domestic violence and narcissistic abuse.

I also provide counselling to offenders, rehabilitative psychotherapy, and expert reports for court-cases. I counsel police officers and can help lawyers prevent burnout.

I offer ?kink-allied? counselling. I have worked extensively in the sport performance enhancement field with individual athletes and teams competing internationally.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Italian

Groups I Work With

    Islamic background

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Incest
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Perfectionism
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Trust Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Animal and Equine Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Biofeedback
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology

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