Marina Broadley MBACP: Hinckley Counselling
0116 2395245 / 07342 652 090
I'm Marina Broadley and I provide confidential counselling and therapy for men and women who are experiencing personal, emotional, physical and relationship difficulties in their lives.
If you've chosen to feel better and live differently you'll be looking for a counsellor who you feel drawn to. From my profile here you can link to both my websites - Hinckley Counselling and Heart of Well Being. They are very different to all the others. I hope you find them helpful.
In addition to private counselling I run wonderful Mindfulness and Meditation groups for beginners. See my lovely mindfulness website for all the information: www.heartofwellbeing.co.uk
As a counsellor I work with adults and young people (post 18) and I can provide an initial free phone consultation.
Putting yourself first
People often say they feel guilty investing in themselves. They may be used to caring for others and feel uncomfortable focusing on their own needs. In reality the opposite is true. When we invest in (or take care of) ourselves we can come to respect and value ourselves in ways that are fundamental to life satisfaction.
I understand how difficult it can be for any of us to acknowledge that we are struggling with a problem or difficulty. It's therefore hard sometimes to take the first step to talk to a counsellor. Making contact, by phone, or email if it feels easier, is experienced by many people as a first positive step in the right direction. We can then talk through what you need to know and what you are looking for.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have very many years experience working as a professionally qualified psychodynamic counsellor and I've work with private clients who have either come directly or been recommended.
Please note that the kind of counselling I provide is not the same as the kind offered at most doctor's surgeries. The kind of professional training I embarked upon took several years to complete. This was not a superficial, quick fix, 'counselling skills course'. It was much much more. A deeply complex psychological understanding of human beings, how we develop, who we become, how we cope, how we heal: attachments, loss, pain, recovery.
I mention this because as in many professions, there are different levels of training. Does this matter to you? Maybe, maybe not. What will always matter however, is the type of person the counsellor is - the type of personality, the humanity, the humility, the sensitivity, the capacity to understand you in a way that you've possibly never experienced. This is crucial.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work within their comprehensive ethical code of practice ensuring that appropriate standards of professional conduct are maintained.
My core professional training was undertaken within the University of Leicester's Counselling and Psychotherapy Department and I hold recognised professional qualifications.
Although I accept referrals from Doctors, Occupational Health Specialists and other professionals most people contact me directly.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The above is just a guideline. For example, many people contact me about anger management counselling or because of relationship issues and discover that what lies behind these difficulties is the real problem. Equally many people seek out counselling not because they feel in crisis, but more because they feel unhappy, worried, alone, unfulfilled and have a gnawing sense that there has to be more to life.
Whatever you are struggling to deal with, counselling is experienced by many people as a really helpful way forward. Please however know that counselling is not offered as a substitute for GP consultation, diagnosis or medical treatment.
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Please contact me for information about the fees.
One of the many benefits of private counselling is that you are not left for months on a waiting list. People need to feel able to seek out counselling a the point when life feels difficult. They need the freedom to choose who they sense 'feels right' for them and who is available at times that fit in with their lives.
There are times when you may get the message leaving facility. I access messages on a very regular basis so be assured that your enquiry will be responded to within a short space of time.
You lose nothing by making contact. You may however gain a great deal. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Type of session
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