About Karl

Karl Melvin is an Irish based Psychotherapist, who has specialised in the area of Family Conflict and Estrangement for over 13 years.

Karl is an accredited therapist with the IACP (Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and has a Master’s Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. His dissertation was entitled “The Experiences of Familial Estranged”, which offered an Irish perspective of the impact of Family Estrangement.

Karl works with all estrangement perspectives, such as parents, adult sons and daughters, siblings, grandparents, etc. to help them connect with the deep sense of loss and rejection they carry as a result of their family situation. Focusing on each individual’s strengths, both intrinsic and learnt, he addresses how they can manage the many Psychological, Social and Relational challenges of being an estranged adult in this complex world, where estrangement is often misunderstood and stigmatized.

Karl has worked with various media outlets, including Virgin Media Television, Spin FM, the Irish Examiner, A Lust for Life, The Garda Review, Elite Daily (US) and Good Housekeeping Magazine (US), discussing issues such as men’s mental health, anger mgmt., and family estrangement.
As well as working 1-2-1, he also deliver workshops globally on his unique approach to understanding and working with estrangement, to  every one from estranged individuals and professionals, such as therapists, counsellos, psychologists, mediators, and social workers.


He has one academic paper published in the Family Journal entitled “The Changing Impact and Challenges of Family Estrangement” (Available here: https://doi.org/10.1177/10664807211035490)





4 thoughts on “About Karl

  1. Hi,

    I was hoping I could get an idea of pricing for your 1-2-1 session and how they operate. I am 21, I am based in Ranelagh. I no longer live at my family home and I have been estranged from my father for about 2 and a half years. It is something I have not wanted to focus on over this time but of course it is always in the back of my head.

    Many thanks

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