Melanie Hope

Melanie Hope

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

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£45 per session.

Maps & Directions

Kirkcaldy, KY2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Sunday 08:00 - 20:00 and Monday 08:00 - 20:00

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples