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

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

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About me

Welcome to my profile. I am highly experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor with over 20 years clinical practice, with individuals, couples and organisations. Providing discrete private and confidential therapeutic services.


If you have unresolved issues from your past, struggling in the present or fearful of the future. Talking to someone who is professionally trained but impartial can really help. I can offer you a safe place, to explore your difficulties, gain clarity and restore balance and well-being that you deserve.

I am experienced in working with a wide range of emotional and behavioural issues, from universal problems such as anxiety and depression to issues that may be personal to you. With expertise in addictions, eating disorders, loss, relationship problems, sexual abuse, rape, P.T.S.D. and trauma.

I work from an Integrative Approach, drawn from a variety of modalities to create a bespoke and tailor made service for you. Including Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T), Mindfulness, Neuro Linguistic Programming (N.L.P), Solution Focused Therapy.

My Practice is built on the core concepts of therapy, to listen without judgement, to build trust and openness and honesty within the therapeutic relationship. Working at a pace that feels safe and right for you. I work with short term solution focused counselling to longer term counselling relationships.


Coaching is ideal for clients wanting to make some sort of positive change in their lives. I can offer you the support and guidance to overcome obstacles and reach the goals that you want to achieve. Whether that is in your career, confidence, relationships, health and well- being. Or if you are feeling stuck and lost direction, or experiencing some sort of change in your life. Coaching you from self doubt to self belief.

I find that some clients benefit from a combination of counselling and coaching and I am happy to discuss these options.

More organisations are recognising the benefits of professional coaching. If you are interested in professional coaching, please contact me for more information. I am highly experienced in providing coaching for Charities, N.H.S and Healthcare staff, Schools, Trainee Teachers and Young People Mentoring Programmes.

Relationship & Couple Counselling

If you are experiencing difficulties within your relationship. If 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 painful decision to seperate. 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.

Therapeutic Practice

I work exclusively from Private Practice, in Mapperley, Nottingham in the UK. However, I also provide telephone, online and International Skype therapy.

I am committed to providing a high quality therapy 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. 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.

Online Sykpotherapy

With an increase in on-line activity, more clients are recognising that Skype therapy has all the benefits of traditional 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.

I have extensive 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.

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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                £60.00 per one hour session.

Coaching                    £60.00 per one hour session.

Couple Counselling    £65.00 per one hour session.

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

All Skype and telephone services are at the above 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

Melina May - 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
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Some Italian.


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


  • Monday - Thursday

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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