Your Shelter from the Storm


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy


Therapy & Coaching

Welcome to The Cove!

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s no wonder that life can sometimes feel overwhelming. But you don’t have to navigate it alone. I’m here to help you find your way.

I’m a British-trained Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist and a certified Life Coach with over 25 years of experience. Whether you’re a young person, an adult, or a couple facing challenges, I’m dedicated to supporting you. I specialise in working with expats and offer both online sessions worldwide and in-person sessions in the beautiful city of Amsterdam.

Taking that first step towards therapy or coaching can feel daunting, but at The Cove, I aim to make it as easy as possible. No matter what you’re facing, I’m here to help.

Feel free to explore my website, send me an email, or give me a call. I look forward to connecting with you and starting this journey together.

Therapy & Coaching
“We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are”
~ Anais Nin
Therapist Amsterdam

How I can Help

Ever feel like life throws more challenges than opportunities your way? Whether you’re dealing with unresolved past issues or new problems that have just appeared, it can be hard to see the path forward.

For over 25 years, I’ve been helping clients navigate these challenges using a variety of strategies. Here’s how I can help:

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

CBT helps both adults and young people understand and alleviate negative feelings by exploring the connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. For couples, it can enhance relationships and rekindle connections. Find out more…

Life Coaching (LC)

Focused on the future, LC helps you set and reach personal and professional goals. If you’ve lost direction, LC can keep you motivated and focused on achieving what’s important to you. Find out more…

Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI)

This assessment helps you understand your personal strengths and individual temperament, fostering greater self-awareness. Find out more…


Workshops are a cost-effective way to address group issues. I offer fun, and effective workshops based on evidence-based therapy models, tailored to your organisations needs. Find out more…

We can meet face-to-face at my practice in South Amsterdam, or if you prefer, we can connect online via Zoom.

If I can’t help you, I’ll do my best to point you towards someone who can. Contact me to schedule an initial appointment, either online or in person.

“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place”
~ Miriam Adeney

Meet Melanie

British Therapist The Cove

My name is Melanie. As a UK citizen who spent much of my childhood living abroad, I understand the unique challenges of an international lifestyle. I completed my education in England and began my career with the NHS in London, where I trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and earned my accreditation as a CBT therapist.

Seventeen years ago, my journey took me abroad, first to Amsterdam, then to Munich, and eventually back to Amsterdam. In both cities, I’ve had the privilege of using CBT and Life Coaching to support expats from all walks of life.

  • Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist
  • Registered Life Coach
British Therapist The Cove

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