Dr Melanie (Mel) Temple

Dr Melanie (Mel) Temple

Senior Consultant Psychiatrist - Schoen Clinic York

Consultant Psychiatrist
Areas of expertise
  • Complex co-morbid personality disorder presentations Dissociative disorders including Dissociative Identity Disorders (DID)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD and Complex PTSD)
Dr Temple is a consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Europe Accredited consultant and supervisor, and UK Accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) practitioner. She is Royal College of Psychiatrists and GMC specialist register accredited in psychiatry of working-age adults, liaison psychiatry, addictions, and eating disorders. She is a member of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) and the UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS).

She has been the clinical director and leading specialist of inpatient services for patients with complex attachment and interpersonal trauma-related disorders including personality disorder, complex PTSD, and DID at The Kemp Unit since 2015. Previously Dr Temple has worked across the secondary and tertiary community and inpatient NHS settings in adult, liaison, and eating disorder psychiatry, with time, also spent as a commissioned officer and consultant psychiatrist in the British military mental health services.

Working with The Kemp Unit specialist multidisciplinary team and its psychological therapeutic programme, Dr Temple specialises in the stabilisation and treatment of these patients in a therapeutic residential setting.

Her specialist interest area is working with patients experiencing trauma-related complex mental health needs in particular complex PTSD and dissociative disorders.