Melanie Lay Solutions

Business Coaching for COunsellors

Business Coach & Counsellor


Are you a dedicated counsellor or therapist who’s passionate about helping others, but finds marketing and growing your private practice a challenge?

Do you feel lost or frustrated by the ever-changing online landscape, and find it hard to keep up with the latest trends and technologies or jargon?

Did you start your private practice to become financially independent and have more time to spend with your family, but now your spare time is spent trying to figure out how to grow your private practice

If you can relate, then you have arrived at the right place. 

I’m Mel Lay, the owner of Melanie Lay Solutions

You don’t have to let the business and marketing side of counselling hold you back any longer.

As a certified Business coach, Counsellor and formerly Corporate Accountant, I am here to work with you to help you learn the marketing skills needed to grow your private practice while being sensitive to the industry codes of ethics, and achieve the work life balance you desire.

With decades of business and corporate finance experience, including 9 years growing my own very successful coaching business within the wellness industry, my unique blend of knowledge and skills will guide you towards personal and professional growth.

I will help you focus on increasing your client base by expanding your service offerings, improving your online presence or updating your marketing knowledge. I’m here to work with you in all areas of your business.

Through my simple, compassionate and problem-solving approach you’ll be able to reach your full potential as a counsellor or therapist. Here at Melanie Lay Solutions you will have my support and understanding, with patience , simply and without judgement.

There is a myth that therapists are not able to provide life changing therapeutic services AND earn a good living from doing so, this is outdated, unreasonable and no longer relevant today.

So, lets work together to combine your passion for Counselling with more profitable and successful private practice.

Join my brand new FREE private community I’ve created just for Counsellors & Therapists like you.

This community is where the jargon will be explained simply and with patience, so you don’t have to worry about it all going over your head!

I am also a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist and provide counselling to help you feel seen and heard, and to help you find solutions to your problems, and guide you through life’s big changes. As a big believer in empathy and compassion, I offer a warm and accepting environment where you can feel heard, understood, and supported.

Whether you need coaching to expand and grow your private practice, or guidance through more difficult times such as grief and loss, as your coach and counsellor, my priority is to listen to you, understand you, and be there for you, without judgement.

So, if you’re looking for someone who can offer you solutions to your problems, make you feel visible and understood, and guide you to achieve your goals, let’s talk.

Both my Business Coaching and also my professional counselling are provided in a safe, confidential and caring space, responsive and respectful to your needs.

Take the first step and schedule a free consultation today so we can discuss your needs and see if my services are what you need.


Call +34 673162695

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Mel comes from a Corporate Finance background; originally working in the UK for 15 years as a Management Accountant until 2005, when she and her husband left to make a new life in Spain.

Here in Murcia where she is based, she learned Spanish and gained her TEFL qualification and began working as a teacher helping people learn languages. This role soon expanded and Mel began working as a translator for the many British Expats living in the area.

In 2014, Mel undertook a professional accreditation and became self employed Weight Loss coach. Mel solely grew her business, and achieved incredible growth and success just within the first 18 months of launching.

Due to successfully and quickly growing her business, she continued her professional development and expanded her portfolio of skills and services to include Business Mentoring and Coaching to other wellness industry coaches to enable them grow their own businesses successfully.

She also discovered that she had a natural capacity for empathy while dealing with her clients at this period, leading her to pursue professional qualifications in counselling & psychotherapy as well as professional coaching As a qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Mel is also a proud Senior Member of the ACCPH, showing her commitment to ethical and professional standards.

Mel has also worked extensively in Direct Sales and has won many awards for her sales achievements, as well as Business Coaching and Mentoring and also Entrepreneur awards building a strong reputation over the years.

She is known for providing excellent guidance and support to help her clients reach their personal and business goals. Her professionalism is unparalleled and she has a real talent for understanding her clients’ individual needs and challenges. She is also renowned for her empathy and compassion, which is apparent in her genuine concern for her clients’ well-being.

This unique combination of skills has lead Mel to now focus on working with fellow Counsellors and Therapists to market and achieve successful growth in their businesses while being sensitive to the various industries codes of ethics .

On a personal level Mel’s hobbies and interests include simply being with her Dogs and Husband, walking, hiking and cycling in the Spanish countryside, and she also enjoys clothes, fashion and photography.


  • Association of Accounting Technicians – Management Accountant
  • Level 7 Coaching
  • Level 4 Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Level 4 Integrated Therapeutic Counselling
  • Senior Member ACCPH #2162
  • Certificate in NLP Practitioner Training


  • Award winning Entrpreneur & Business Mentor
  • Award Winning Network Marketing Sales Champion
  • Award Winning Weight Management Coach
  • 9 Years working as a Team Business Mentor
  • 15 Years working in Corporate Finance


*****May 2023

Maribel Burgos, Clinical Nutritionist & Dietician “Mel Lay has been a great entrepreneur and consultant. Over the past 9 years she has demonstrated her entrepreneurial spirit and has won numerous awards such as ” Entrepreneur of the year”. Mel has been the Best Consultant of the Year on 6 occasions. Her success as a business coach and mentor over the last 9 years of working alongside me has been due to her ability to teach others, positively influencing motivation and performance, she knows when to press the pause button during a conversation and has effective communication skills to be able to convey her knowledge and experience to the individual being coached in a clear and concise manner, she is flexible and patient. She is a great leader with a real desire to help and share her knowledge and experience, supportive in the process of growth and development, and committed to her team”

*****March 2023

Dr David Deardon, MD Specialist Medical Group Ltd “Mel is a very successful, experienced and highly skilled coached. I strongly recommend her to anyone seek him help and support through their journey”

***** January 2023

“In terms of her professional credentials, Mel has 9 years of experience in this field and has worked with countless individuals during that time. I can attest to how knowledgeable and skilled she is when it comes to providing tailored Coaching and Therapeutic support for specific needs.”

***** 2 Years Ago

“I have had the pleasure of working with Mel for the past 5 years and I can honestly say her skills have been invaluable to me on my journey. Mel has an excellent reputation for her professionalism and empathy; she has a deep understanding of the human condition and is very gifted in her ability to truly listen and understand her clients”

***** 2 Years Ago

“Mel is so dedicated to all her clients and is such an inspiration. She can always turn a negative into a positive which is what we all need on the roller coaster ride.”

***** 3 Years Ago

“Mel’s presence is incredibly calming and I’ve always felt safe and respected when I’m in her care. She’s very intuitive and has a deep insight into people’s emotions and thoughts. She’s never judgemental and provides a non-judgemental space for clients to open up their feelings.”


Compassionate Business Coaching for Counsellors and Therapists

Melanie Lay Solutions