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

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

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Welcome to my Supervisors profile. I am a Bacp Accredited Counsellor, with over 20 years experience as a therapist. Providing Counselling, Life Coaching, Clinical Supervision, Professional Coaching and Consultancy.

I work from an Integrative Approach, drawn from different theories and experiences, which include Person Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. This enables me to tailor your supervision to your individual or organisational needs.

I am committed to providing supervision in  a safe and confidential environment, where you can explore and reflect on your practice. I believe that the relationship is equal and built on the core concepts of therapy, to enable openess and honesty. A place where you can experience back, the trust and regard that you offer within your own practice. A place  where you can raise any concerns and feel supported with your on going personal and professional development.


From my  career pathway  I have gained specialist experience working with problematic drug and alcohol misuse. With twelve years direct experience working in community and statutory drug services and specialising in the delivery and treatment of Crack Cocaine Service Provision. This has given me a deep understanding of the nature and impact of addiction and compulsive behaviours. As, over recent years I have seen an increase in clients accessing help for gambling, sex addiction and on line addiction. 

Prior to working exclusively in Private Practice,  I developed and managed the counselling service for the Nottingham Rape Crisis Center, based within the Nottingham SARC (Nottingham Sexual Assault Referral Center). Working directly with victims of sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape. Providing a quick access, short term counselling service for the impact of rape and trauma. Working along side the  criminal justice, children's services and medical interventions teams. I was also the designated Safeguarding Office for Nottingham Rape Crisis, responsible for the  assessment of risk and safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults.

Prior to that, I worked for The Children's Society, for a service that provided therapeutic support for children and young people, who were impacted from parental substance misuse. Working creatively through art and play therapy as a means of expression and communication with children from the age of five. As well as engaging with the young people, I  managed a team of Project Workers.

I have worked for the Nottingham Health Service, delivering management and personal development training programmes across the Trust. 

Over the past couple of years I have gained considerable experience coaching and supervising counsellors working within schools and trainee teachers and coaches. 

Training and Consultancy

I offer a range of coaching and training programmes; Managing Change, Stress Management, Work and Well-being Balance, Redundancy Support, Peer Supervision Training. I am happy to develop bespoke training and consultancy to meet your organisational needs.

I am experienced supervising professionals who work with children, young people, adults, couples and families. 

About Me

Through my professional and personal experiences, I have developed a very unique range of knowledge and skills and I am passionate and dedication towards my work.  I would describe myself as warm, creative, intuitive and genuine. I always strive for the highest quality of service for my clients.

I provide individual and group supervision from my Private Practice in Mapperley, Nottingham and telephone and Skype supervision across the globe.


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

Please enquire for group supervision and consultancy fees.

Cancellation Policy

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

Please feel free to email or call me with any enquiries. 

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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

Welcome to my Supervisors profile.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes