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Counselling - Psychotherapy
and Couple Therapy

Hi everyone and thank you for being here.

My name is Melania and I'm based in Hove - East Sussex -
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP.

I provide Counselling - Psychotherapy and Couples Therapy, either online or face-to-face.
I offer sessions in English and Italian.

Talking about what is troubling you in a safe and non-judgmental space could help you to move forwards in your life.
Through exploration, you can develop a sense of self-awareness and create a connection between your thoughts and your behaviour. This understanding will enable you to move ahead in your life and to take ‘that difficult first step onwards.'

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“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear”

 Mark Twain - Writer, Humorist

“Melania knows me better than I know myself. During the most painful moments, she has carried me and re-directed me in the right direction. I never thought therapy would be this beneficial.”

~ M 2021

Melania has been an invaluable support to me throughout the past 18 month. She has been supportive, caring, and non-judgemental.


She has a wonderful kind nature and always makes me feel heard. I cannot express enough how beneficial her support has been. 

~ N 2021

Grazie all’iuto dell amia counsellor sto finalmente costruendo una prospettiva migliore, riuscendo cosi a riconoscere ed affrontare le piccole, ma anche grandi difficolta’ quotidiane. 

E un bene averla conosciuta, specialmente per la lingua che rappresentava per me una barriera. Melania e’ un ottimo aiuto morale che mi sostiene nella vita privata, lavorativa e la vita all’estero. 

~ I. N 2021

Our Work Together

Seeking out therapy is a big step to take. It requires you to be open about personal matters which may make you feel vulnerable. I believe this is intead,  a sign of resilience - human beings have a huge amount of strength and braveness! -

Discussing difficult subjects can at times be painful. For this reason, my work is based on a therapeutic relationship and a nurturing approach. This is based on a strong foundation of mutual trust, where you can feel understood, and valued to support you throughout your ‘therapeutic journey’. 


I practise in a supportive and non-judgemental environment which facilitates the exploration of unspoken and painful thoughts. Whatever you are experiencing - loss, depression, anxiety, post-pandemic related issues – counselling can offer you the chance to make sense of your thoughts and feelings. 

I consider you to be the expert in the relationship, you'll show me the way you think and behave, which will enable me to understand your world. This therapeutic process promotes ‘change’ and together we can set new goals and develop new strategies to help you to feel better in your everyday life.  


I consider my approach to be friendly and warm, but I also like to apply a gentle but direct form of communication which will help you to move forward with your therapeutic treatment. 

It is not uncommon to feel hurt, lost, or overpowered.
Together we can comprehend the nature of what is troubling you and move forwards. 

Schedule a Session


Counselling can be very individual. 

I believe it's imperative for you to feel comfortable and safe! I like to offer a free 30 minute consultation where we can talk about how we'll work together, and where you can raise any concerns you may have. 

This consultation doesn't represent a commitment, this time can provide you with a clearer picture of who I am

and the approach I use. There is no charge for this consultation.

Contact me today to schedule a session, either

by email or text message.

078500 76969

Hove, BN1

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