About me

Life can be unpredictable. One day things are going well and within 24 hours things can feel overwhelming, stressful and in some cases scary. You may be experiencing sleepless nights, walking on eggshells in your relationship, consumed by negative thoughts and overthinking. It gets exhausting and it can lead to 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 an getting dressed, feels like a major struggle?

I believe in the type of therapy where we build a trusting relationship, looking for solutions, providing strategies and just listening and treating you as a unique individual. 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. 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 Telephone, Skype and FaceTime Counselling

About Me...
My name is Marian, counsellor and owner of  Nu Journeys Counselling.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, 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 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 (current voluntary role)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision

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

     *  Mental Health

  • Suicide
  • 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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity issues

Couples Counselling

Photos & videos


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

Standard counselling fee (individuals) - £45 per session (60 minutes).

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

Coaching Fee - £60 per session or tailor-made packages available.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please discuss during first appointment and a reduction of £5 can be applied to the above fees.

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.


Flexible hours Monday - Saturday, daytime and evening appointments available

Further information

Find out more by checking out Nu Journeys Counselling on Facebook, Instagram and Marian Hanson Counsellor & Coach and Marian Hanson Confidence Coach YouTube Channels. All comments and feedback is 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.

West Midlands

Type of session

Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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