Marian Hanson

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Counsellor & Coach
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Birmingham, West Midlands, B1
Available for new clients
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About me

Life can be unpredictable. One day things can be going well and overnight, everything can change for the worse. You may be struggling with an issue from your past that it impacting upon how you feel in the present,  you may be experiencing sleepless nights, walking on eggshells in your relationship, consumed by negative thoughts and overthinking. It can become exhausting and overwhelming sometimes and lead to both emotional and physical issues if not addressed or resolved. Maybe you feel like giving up, or doing the usual everyday tasks such as shopping, talking to people, getting out of bed and getting dressed, feels like a major struggle? Whatever the case may be, maybe it's time to reach out and get the help you need and deserve.

I believe in the type of therapy where a trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation. It's not only about exploring solutions and providing strategies. Counselling is also about being heard without judgement being treated as the unique individual that you are. Do you feel like people listen to you but you don't always feel heard? I've felt like that in my life. Possibly, that's one of the reasons I decided to become a therapist and a coach so that I can be there for others and understand you where you are, as well as working with you to get you to where you want to be. There is no magic wand and I don't possess a 'fix-it' kit, but I am committed to working with you for as long as you need me.

I provide a space for individuals and couples to explore their feelings without judgement and to discuss what is impacting upon your lives and then together, we can hopefully find solutions. I also provide supervision to counsellors. I currently do not have access to a counselling room so I provide Phone, Zoom Video, WhatsApp and FaceTime Counselling

About Me...
My name is Marian, counsellor and owner of  Marian Hanson Counselling Service. I have been a counsellor since 2009. I believe that with support, people have the inner strength to overcome any difficulty in life. I am passionate about most things including personal development, meditation and positive thinking and this is reflected in all areas of my life as well as in my therapeutic approaches. My specialist areas are couples counselling, Depression, Low Self-esteem, Stress, and individuals with trust issues or struggling to move forward or maintain a relationship due to their past relationships. I am also a qualified Life Coach specialising in confidence and self-esteem. I have spent time working as a volunteer counsellor for Women's Aid so I have a particular interest in supporting women who have experienced domestic abuse.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I have a certificate of proficiency and working towards accreditation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Children's Counsellor (Amazon Young Person's Counselling Service)
  • 5 years counselling experience at Carrs Lane Counselling Centre
  • 3 year's counselling experience at Women's Aid 
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision
  • Experience of Working for an Employee Assistance Programme 

I have attended training courses and have experience in working with individuals in regard to;

Mental Health and Suicide Awareness

Sexual Abuse

  • Bereavement
  • Domestic Violence
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Couples Counselling

I will be also be providing several workshops in relation to different areas in 2016 and 2017, please go to my Facebook page or Website for details.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity issues

Couples Counselling


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

Standard counselling fee (individuals) - £45 per session (50 minutes).

Standard counselling fee (couples) - £55 per session (60 minutes)

Coaching Fee - £50 per session or tailor-made packages available

Additional support provided in between counselling sessions in some cases including telephone contact, email contact, videos and book recommendations.

Tailor-made programmes for agencies and organisations who refer clients. please discuss this with me.

When I work

Flexible hours Monday - Saturday, daytime and evening appointments available

Further information

Find out more by checking out Marian Hanson Counsellor and Coach Page on Facebook, Instagram and Marian Hanson Counsellor and Coach and Marian Hanson Self-Esteem Coach YouTube Channels. All comments and feedback are welcome.

Short-term, long-term and tailor-made counselling programmes provided.

I am also a Confidence and Self-Worth Coach providing coaching to increase confidence and low self-esteem.

Published articles

2 Tenby Street South, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1

Type of session

Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages




Hi there, my name is Marian and as well as being a qualified therapist, I also hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision and provide holistic and integrative supervision to individuals.

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Marian Hanson
Marian Hanson