Melina May

Providing independent, professional, support & guidance to enhance and maintain good practice, whilst protecting clients from poor practice.

Appointments face-to-face, by telephone or Skype

Individual & Group Supervision.

With over 20 years' experience as a therapist, I provide supervision to a variety of professionals, including, counsellors, psychotherapists, coaches, trainee counselling students, trainee teachers and organisations.

Supervision is a professional service, rather than a managerial role for practitioners.The supervisor acts in a mentoring and consultancy role, providing emotional support as well as information and guidance.

In accordance with the BACP  (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Codes of Ethical Practice, supervision is an obligatory requirement for counsellors in practice. However, more and more professionals and organisations are recognising the benefits of regular independent supervision.

                  ...Theoretical Approach

I work from an Integrative Approach, drawn from a variety of counselling and coaching disciplines.This enables me to tailor the supervision to meet your specific needs and requirements. Which include; Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neuro Lingustic Progamming, Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness.

                  ....My Practice

My Private Practice is in Mapperley, Nottingham, UK, however, I also provide supervision via telephone and Skype.

Skype Supervision is ideal for therapists living abroad looking for an experienced BACP accredited counsellor and for professionals who do not want to be restricted by their geographical location. This has enabled me to reach clients Internationally, in countries such as; France, Italy, Mexico, U.S.A., Dubai and Japan.

I offer a confidential and professional service, within a safe and supportive environment for supervisee's to explore and reflect on their practice.

I believe that the relationship is equal and built on the core concepts of therapy, to enable openness and honesty, where you can feel supported with your personal and professional development and wellbeing.

                 ....Experience and Career Pathway

I am experienced in working with children, young people, adults, couples, families and organisations. Engaging in short term to longer term therapeutic relationships.

I have had a varied career working in a variety of settings including drug and alcohol services, charities and public and private healthcare. These have included; The Children's Society, Nottingham Rape Crisis, Compass Drug Services and the Nottingham National Health Service.

My areas of expertise include; addictions, eating disorders, sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, P.T.S.D and trauma, pregnancy and termination counselling. 

I have significant experience working within the drug and alcohol field.This has given me a deep understanding of addictions and compulsive behaviours. I was instrumental in the research and implementation of specialist cognitive therapy based cocaine programs in Nottingham and delivering specialist drug and alcohol training to professionals.

I have worked with children from the age of five impacted from parental drug and alcohol misuse. Providing therapeutic interventions through art, play and activities. As children may not always be able to express themselves through talk therapy, creative interventions offer a safe and supportive way of engagement. 

As the Counselling Co ordinator for Nottingham Rape Crisis, I was based at the Nottingham SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Center). I developed a quick access, short term counselling service for victims of sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault. This gave me a deep insight and understanding of the impact of rape and trauma.

I have significant corporate and business coaching experience. Supporting organisations through change, managing stress and re addressing a healthy work-life balance, as well as delivering management and personal development training programs. 

Through my professional and personal experiences I have developed a very unique mix of knowledge, skills and experience. I am passionate and dedicated to my work.  I would describe myself as warm, creative, intuitive and genuine. I always strive for the highest quality of service for my clients and supervisee's.

I abide by the ethical guidelines set out by the BACP and UKCP Code of Ethics and Practice.

For any supervision enquires please do not hesitate to contact me.