We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are”  – Anais Nin

The pace of modern living is so fast these days it is not surprising that life can seem overwhelming and impossible at times. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been proven to help.  I am a British-trained Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist and a certified Life Coach.  I have been working with young people, adults and couples facing all sorts of difficulties for over 20 years. I specialise in working with expats, offering sessions online to clients worldwide or in person in Amsterdam.

Embarking on therapy or coaching can seem daunting and the most difficult part of this is often making that first contact, when you are feeling at your worst. I endeavour to make The Cove as accessible as possible and welcome enquiries, whatever the issue.

To find out more, explore my website, send me an email or give me a call. I’ll always look forward to hearing from you.

What people are saying

Melanie has been a fantastic companion in the difficult journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. She’s literally walked me out of a very dark period of my life. When I was stronger, she’s taught me precious tools to walk on my feet again, tackled deep-buried issues and coached me to face big and small challenges alike.

– SB, Italy

What people are saying

Melanie’s intervention in my life was nothing short of a miracle.  When I first reached out to her, I was in a very dark place.  I was held hostage by my own ignorance of pretty much everything – environmental conditions, my relationship to those conditions, my thoughts and emotions.  Melanie helped me inquire into it all with the greatest insight and support. She has always been kind, compassionate and very clever!  – Anonymous, USA

What people are saying

Melanie is armed with compassion, a genuine curiosity to really understand who’s in front of her, and always open to experiment with yet a new approach, she has made every single session memorable, but most importantly, she’s navigated me into a fuller life.

– SR, Netherlands

What people are saying

Melanie was definitely my greatest ally during the most difficult of times of my life and I still consider her my best ally now that “life is good”.   Making that first appointment with Melanie was one of the best decisions I’ve made, benefiting not just me, but also everyone in my family.

– Anonymous, Belgium

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Melanie is very empathetic and was able to successfully mediate between my partner and me, allowing us to finally listen to each other after months of fighting. Thank you Melanie, for your patience and advice!

– F&Z, Netherlands

What people are saying

I met Melanie online and she helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life.  She was able to coach me through some complex emotions and I gained perspective and insight. She gave me coping strategies and focus for the important immediacies, with reassurance that I was progressing as I went through the array of emotions. It is very useful to able to speak with an impartial person about challenges, perspective and goals.  – HM, UK