Melina May, Accredited Bacp Counsellor, Life Coach & Clinical Supervisor.

Melina May, Accredited Bacp Counsellor, Life Coach & Clinical Supervisor.

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About me

Welcome to my profile.  I am a highly experienced Accredited BACP Counsellor, with over 20 years experience offering Counselling, Life Coaching and Clinical Supervision. I am experienced in working with individual clients, young people, couple counselling and mediation and working with organisations. Providing discreet and professional support for your emotional wellbeing.


If you are struggling with your emotions or have past unresolved issues. Suffering from anxiety, panic or fear. Feeling  low or depressed. I can offer private and confidential counselling, for you to explore your problems, gain clarity and find peace of mind.

Experienced in working with a vast range of emotional difficulties and behaviours. Some of my areas of expertise include addictions, confidence and low self esteem, domestic abuse, eating disorders, identity issues, loss, relationship issues, sexual abuse, P.T.S.D, trauma, health and fitness.

I work from my well established Private Practice, in Mapperley, Nottingham in the UK. Providing face to face, telephone and skype counselling and coaching worldwide.

Life Coaching

New start, new you. It's never too late to become the person that you want to be.

Are you ready to make some changes? Now is the time for new beginnings and fresh starts. Whether that is a new job, new outlook or  new relationship. Or maybe you are feeling unfulfilled and unsatisfied with your life. Unsure of what direction to take. Coaching provides you with the support to reach and maintain the goals that you have always wanted to. Whether that is career, family, finances, fitness, health or relationships. Now is the perfect time to make a positive change in your life.

As a Life Coach, I will provide you with the professional support and motivation which is committed to your success and happiness. I can help you to overcome obstacles, build confidence and self esteem and turn YOUR dreams into reality. Moving from self doubt to self happiness.

Some of my clients benefit from a combination of counselling and coaching. Please feel free to call for more information.

Couple Counselling & Mediation

If you are experiencing relationship problems. If you have been betrayed or trust has been violated. Maybe you have grown apart or experiencing a loss of intimacy. If there is conflict or lack of communication in your relationship. Maybe you have a very good relationship, but would just like to improve certain areas. Or if you have reached the decision to separate or divorce. I will provide impartial support for each of you and the professional guidance within a safe and confidential setting for you to be open and honest, explore your difficulties and find a way forward, whether that is together or apart. Please visit my website at for more information on couple counselling.

Theory and Practice

I work from an Integrative Approach, this means that I draw from a variety of professional training skills and techniques. Some of which include, Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Solution Focused Therapy, Transactual Analysis and Mindfulness.This enables me to provide a bespoke, indualistic service to meet the needs of each client.

I am committed to providing a high quality counselling and coaching service. Working within a safe and confidential setting. A time and space, for you to explore your emotions without fear of consequences or being judged. An opportunity for you to be completely open and honest, because you are in the safety of someone who is trained, highly experienced and  impartial to your circumstance.

I provide short term solution focused counselling, to longer term counselling relationships.

Through my professional and personal experiences, I have developed a very unique mix of skills, qualities and dedication towards my work. I would describe myself as warm, creative, intuitive and genuine. I work from my experience and from my heart. At the core of my practice is the relationship built on trust and regard .As a professional, I have always and will continue to maintain the highest of standards for each client.

Skype Counselling and Coaching

Skype counselling has all the benefits of therapy without the time and expenses spent travelling. Clients are not restricted to finding a counsellor in their specific geographical location or country. Skype is ideal for clients who travel a lot, are away on business or have difficulty finding childcare. More and more clients are accessing therapy in this way. Often feeling more relaxed and comfortable in their own environment and more in control of the process. For more information on Skype counselling please feel free to give me a call or Skype me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Experience

BACP Accredited Counsellor. UKCP Register. Diploma in Integrated Counselling Skills & Theory. Certificate in Integrative Counselling  & Skills.  RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills. Certificate in Life Coaching. Certificate in Therapeutic Play. Btec in Social Care.

From my career pathway, I have gained substantial experience working within the drug and alcohol misuse field. Having worked for leading Charities, providing services to children, families, young people and adults. Specialising in the development and provision of Crack Cocaine services.This has given me a deep understanding of the nature and impact of addictions on the individual and family members.

Previously, I managed a Counselling Service, based within The Nottingham Sexual Assault Referral Centre, we provided an instant access counselling service for victims of sexual abuse and rape.

I have extensive experience delivering specialist training programmes on Substance Misuse, Rape and Sexual Assault, P.T.S.D and delivering  Management and Personal Development training programmes, to the NHS.


I am an Accredited BACP Counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I abide by their codes of ethical Practice. I am CRB checked and I have professional indemnity insurance.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Training and Consultancy

Is your business under achieving? Experiencing low staff morale? Or trying to manage change. I provide training programmes to support continuing professional development, promote self care and achieve corporate success. I can tailor your care to meet your specific needs.

Training Programmes and workshops are available in Stress Management, Communication Skills, Assertiveness, Teamwork, Managing Change and Work/Life Balance.

Employee Assistance Programme
I provide short term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to enhance employee psychological wellbeing and return to work.


Individual Counselling/Coaching     £50.00 per hour
Telephone & Skype Counselling/Coaching     £50.00 per hour
Couple Counselling or Mediation     £60.00 per 1 hour & 15 minutes
Clinical Supervision     £50.00 per hour
Clinical Supervision     £70.00 per 1.5 hours
E.A.P./Organisational Counselling     £60.00 per hour

Frequency of appointments can be arranged to suit individual need and budget.

I require 24 hours cancellation notice please, otherwise a full charge will be made for the missed session.

Please feel free to call, skype or email for any further enquiries. 

I can assure you that your call will be dealt with discreetly and in confidence.

Further information


"I have never, probably like most people, thought that I would need counselling and have always been fairly sceptical. However, my experience with Melina has completely changed my opinion."

" I am able to let things go, rather than dwelling on them and I am able to reason with my negative thoughts. I am confident that I am able to keep this going and not fall back into the position I was."

"I have never felt that I could be happy again, but now I am thanks to my sessions in counselling."

"I just wanted to thank you Melina, for everything and make you aware of the huge impact counselling has made on me and my ability to now get on with my life."

"The Counselling and Coaching has made a considerable difference to my life and I do not feel depressed anymore. I want to say thank you Melina."

"One of the reasons that I really like coming to see Melina, is that she gives me plenty of reflection time in between sessions and re caps on the previous session, which shows the amount of progress that I have made."

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Learning Italian.


Mon - Fri 9.30am - 6.00 pm. Daytime and evening appointments available via skype.

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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