Melanie Hope

Kirkcaldy, KY2

About me

You know that feeling of not feeling good enough? I know I do. In fact I believe that we all do from time to time. Do you wish for a more fulfilling relationship with your partner or yourself? Perhaps you would like to change some patterns of behaviour that have caused difficulties in past relationships and are recurring in your current relationship. Maybe you are just feeling stuck from trauma that has happened in your past and these worries are getting in the way of your future; that you would like to live more in the present.

If you are feeling anxious, depressed or confused about your feelings then you have come to the right place. The relationship that you have with your therapist is very important to the healing process. A good therapeutic relationship is built on mutual respect and trust.  It is a relationship where we join together to reach the goals you have. In each session we will look at the presenting issue(s) and try to untangle them from different angles. At the end of the session you may be presented with exercises, or "homework", to work on until we meet again.

As no two people are alike neither is therapy. I offer a service that is tailored to your needs. I enjoy working with couples and individuals and issues ranging anywhere from dealing with the aftermath of an affair, conflict resolution and children to self-discovery, bereavement and loss.

On a more personal note, I enjoy being outside and embracing all of the beautiful walks that Scotland has to offer. I enjoy travelling, especially to visit family in Canada - where I am from. And I also enjoy catching up for a chat with friends, old and new.  In general I want to embrace all that life has to offer and love what I get to do everyday with the people I get to do it with.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in Psychology with Human Relations and worked predominantly in schools until 2014 when I decided to pursue a career in counselling. I have been practicing in Relationship Counselling for the best part of five years, having been rewarded a Diploma in Relationship Counselling in 2016. In 2017 I decided to further my practice by completing a Diploma in Sexual Therapy which will come to an end in June 2019. I have, and continue to, work with Relationship Scotland on a part time basis. I am a registered member of BACP and COSRT.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy


£45 per session.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Sunday to Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00.  I will only be offering online counselling from April to December 2020.

Types of client

Older adults
Melanie Hope

Melanie Hope