Welcome to Melina Therapy. I offer private and confidential virtual clinical supervision to practitioners here in the U.K. and all around the world.
Bringing 30 year's clinical practice to your supervision and drawn from my wealth of experience, working with children, young people, adults, couples and family dynamics. With private clients, charities, the NHS, schools, universities, E.A.P. and corporate business.
I am experienced in working with a vast variety of mental health issues that clients present with. From anxiety and depression, loss, grief to more sensitive and complex crisis and trauma. With expertise in addictions, drug and alcohol, sexual abuse, sexual violence, trauma and PTSD.
I have extensive experience working with marginalised and often hard to reach clients, whether they have been stigmatised due to gender, sexuality, race, culture or circumstance.
I am passionate about supporting supervisee's and value diversity and inclusivity into my practice. Providing support and guidance for supervisee's who work in mental health, crisis intervention, short term to longer term therapy, coaching and mentoring roles.
As a regular practitioner of mindfulness, I pay particular attention to my well-being and self-care, which fits into the ethos and values of my practice.
Clinical Supervision is for counsellors, psychotherapists and health professionals whose roles impact upon their mental health and will benefit from the additional support and process of supervision. Similar to the process of therapy, where you will meet with a supervisor who is fully trained and impartial to you and your practice. For some therapists this is a professional requirement by their professional body. However, more and more practitioners are finding the benefits of clinical supervision.
Anyone who engages empathically with survivors of traumatic incidents, torture and is witness to material relating to their trauma, is potentially affected, including doctors and other health professionals. Often described as vicarious trauma, this trauma affects how you think, feel and act. Feeling anxious, sad, irritable, angry, numb or on edge. Also, vicarious trauma is directly related to a lack of work-life balance resulting in fatigue and burn out.
I would describe clinical supervision as a safe space where you can take time to process your work, decompress and be reflective in your practice. Where you can explore challenges, raise concerns and celebrate the joy of client work.
I regard clinical supervision as a collaborative space for support, guidance and positive growth and an opportunity to check in on your self-care and wellbeing.
I believe that warmth, openness and authenticity are key qualities to building trust and honesty within the supervision relationship. While the consistency of supervision is essential to affirming the supervisory bond and depth of the work.
My therapeutic approach is Integrative and drawn from a unique blend of therapies and coaching techniques. With Person Centred Therapy underpinning my practice with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Neurolinguistic Programming, Creative Play and Solution Focused Therapy skills and techniques. Enabling me to tailor your supervision to your individual needs.
You are safe in the knowledge that I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and Professional Standards, supporting supervisee's to keep clients safe from poor practice, promoting and enhancing good practice.
Whether you are a trainee, recently qualified or a seasoned practitioner. A doctor, nurse or other health and wellness professional, all enquiries are welcome.
Self-care lies at the heart of supervision and drawn from the demands of your profession, we all need space and little reminders with regards to our wellness and self-care.
Please browse my previous experience and some of the fields that I have worked within;
Nottingham Rape Crisis at Nottingham Sexual Assault Referral Centre. Trauma informed, quick response, short term counselling for victims of sexual abuse and sexual violence.
The Children’s Society Stars Project. Therapeutic play for children impacted by parental drug and alcohol misuse. Using creative mediums for expression.
Nottingham NHS. Management and Personal Development Training for staff and volunteers across the trust.
Compass Drug Alcohol Services. Young people and adults with chaotic, problematic substance misuse. Working with women and collaborative outreach services for sex workers and hard to reach service users.
Crack Cocaine Specialist. Client support and research into the development of specialist Crack Cocaine provisions.
The Safe Project. Street-based outreach support for disadvantaged young people and families.
Support After Adoption. Social Services. Adoptees and families support.
- I would recommend Melina if you want an approach that is genuine, warm, caring, reflective and informed. I am able to be fully transparent about my emotions and thought processes about my clients. I have felt safe to be able to explain fully how the therapy I have undertaken has impacted on my own well-being. I have learned to be extremely confident in my abilities and my ethical approach.
- I find Melina extremely warm and encouraging of my development. Able to give enough of herself without taking away from her supervisee's. She is naturally able to guide me towards reflection rather than merely 'making' me do it.
- I have increased my self awareness and assertiveness and improved arrangements for my team through supervision work, setting up policies and procedures and increased my ability to make decisions. Thank you so much.
- I feel that I am becoming a better therapist for my clients working in a specialised area, Gaining a kinder and more compassionate relationship to myself and a better understanding of trauma. A huge impact and thank you Melina, you have been fantastic and I appreciate your supervision and support so much.