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 Bacp Accredited Counsellor, Life Coach, Clinical Supervisor and Professional Coach with over 20 years experience as a therapist. I work with individual clients, young people, couples, businesses and organisations. I provide discreet, confidential and professional support to improve emotional  health and well-being.


If you are struggling with your emotions or have unresolved issues from the past.  Maybe you are experiencing anxiety, panic and fear. Feeling overwhelmed, low or depressed. Or you may have destructive behaviours that you want to overcome.

I can offer private and confidential counselling, for you to explore your difficulties, help you to gain clarity and find peace of mind.

I am experienced in working with a vast range of emotional and behavioural problems. Specific areas of expertise include: addictions, abortion and pregnancy, eating disorders, confidence and low self esteem, identity, loss and grief, relationship problems, sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape, post traumatic stress disorder and trauma.

I work from my well established Private Practice, in Mapperley, Nottingham in the UK. However, I also provide telephone counselling and Skype therapy across the globe.

I work with short term solution focused counselling, to longer term counselling relationships.

Life Coaching

............Become the person that you want to be.

New beginnings and fresh starts. Whether that is a change in outlook, career, finances, health and fitness or relationship goals. Now is the time to make a positive change in your life.

If 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 want to achieve.

As your  PLC (Personal Life Coach0, 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.

We will develop your own personal Action Plan to follow. With step by step support and guidance to enable you to shift thoughts into positive actions.

Relationship and Couple Counselling

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.

Theory and Practice

I work from an Integrative Approach, this means that I draw from a variety of professional theory and therapies. Which include; Person Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Solution Focused Therapy,  and Mindfulness.This enables me to provide a bespoke tailor made service to meet your individual needs.

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.

Through my professional and personal experiences, I have developed a very unique set 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.


With an increase in on-line activity, more clients are recognising that Skype therapy has all the benefits of therapy without the time and expenses spent travelling. Clients are not restricted to finding a therapist 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.
I am able to offer all of my services via Skype.

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 with addictions. Having worked for leading charities and organisations, providing services to children, families, young people and adults. Specialising in the development and provision of substance misuse. This has given me a deep understanding of the nature and impact of addictions on the individual and family members.

Previously,  I developed a Counselling Service, based within The Nottingham Sexual Assault Referral Centre, as a manager for Nottingham Rape Crisis. Providing an instant access counselling service for victims of sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape.

I have extensive experience delivering specialist training programmes on addictions, sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape, post traumatic stress disorder and trauma. As well as delivering management and personal development training programmes, to the Nottingham Health Trust.


I am an Accredited BACP Counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I abide by the BACP Framework for Ethical Practice and I have professional indemnity insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Training and Consultancy

Is your business under achieving? Experiencing low staff morale and high staff sickness? I provide training programmes to support continuing professional development, promote well-being and achieve success.

I have extensive experience delivering professional and personal development training and workshops, which include; Stress Management, Communication Skills, Assertiveness, Change Management and Work/Life Balance.

I can tailor your care to meet your specific needs.

Employee Assistance Programme

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

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Counselling                from £60.00 per one hour session.

Coaching                    from £60.00 per one hour or £ 75.00 per 1.5 hours.

Couple Counselling      £70.00 per hour.

Clinical Supervision    from £60.00 per hour or  £ 75.00 per 1.5 hours.

All Skype and telephone sessions are at the above related rates.

Rates may vary dependant on individual and organisational needs.

Cancellation Policy

I require 24 hours cancellation notice please. Or the full fee for the missed session will be charged.

Please feel free to contact me with any enquiries. I can ensure you that your enquiry will be dealt with discreetly and confidentially.

Further information

Service Reviews

"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." *****

"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 in". *****

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

"The Coaching has made a considerable difference to my life and the changes that I have made 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: Some Italian.


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday - Thursday

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Welcome to my Supervisors profile.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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