Joanne Leech - Marley Blu Counselling Registered MBACP

Joanne Leech - Marley Blu Counselling Registered MBACP

Newcastle Under Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5

07851 769459

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Newcastle Under Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5

07851 769459

About me

Do you find yourself either stuck in the past or constantly worrying about the future? Or do you feel anxious and believe that you will always feel this way?

Life can bring many challenges, often making it difficult for us to deal with the issues that we are presented with which in turn may be having a negative impact on our lives, sometimes causing us to feel emotionally overwhelmed, fearful, anxious. depressed or panic. This can lead us to not knowing where to turn, who to trust, who to ask for help and therefore leaving us struggling to cope with life's difficulties.

How counselling can help

Welcome to Marley Blu Counselling. I’m Joanne, a Person-Centred Counsellor based in the Newcastle Under Lyme area. I offer a warm, comfortable, confidential and safe environment for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a caring and non-judgemental way.

I believe that everyone is unique in their process and has the ability to trust themselves to make informed choices and decisions based on their own values and beliefs and fulfil their own potential for growth. Therefore, my aim is to work with you to ensure that you feel safe enough to be yourself and talk freely as well as explore your thoughts and feelings, whether positive or negative, without fear of rejection or disapproval using the Person-Centred approach as a foundation.

I feel that by offering you the opportunity in counselling to work through any difficulties you may be experiencing and recognise for yourself what is and isn’t acceptable can be enough to make significant changes to your life, in your own time and in your own way, which in turn creates empowerment. This can be achieved by patience, commitment and perseverance.

My passion is also in supporting those who are affected by Pet Bereavement and Loss. The loss of a beloved pet can affect people in many ways similar to those who experience the loss of a human being. This can include effects such as; depression, anxiety, loneliness and emptiness. I feel that losing a pet isn’t as recognised as such a loss in society, therefore, many suffer in silence which can feel isolating. Along with personal experience of losing a pet, I have enhanced my learning by completing further training in the area of Pet Bereavement and Loss with a recognised national animal charity.

What to expect from me

I don’t have a magic wand but I do strive to bring wisdom, empathy, integrity, respect and humanity into the counselling relationship along with genuineness, trust, high levels of self-awareness and a passion for counselling.

I am committed to helping you achieve what you want to gain from counselling and recognise that everyone is an individual, therefore, base the approach of the therapy to suit your needs and what fits best for you. Sometimes finding words to explain how we may be feeling can be difficult, therefore in therapy I am open to your suggestions of what works best for you. This can include things like play therapy, writing, art, music, drawing, etc.

I believe that I am friendly, approachable, welcoming and endeavour to always work within my capabilities as a therapist and to the best of my abilities.

Your experiences are unique to you. So what are you waiting for, let your journey towards self-discovery and personal growth begin!

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I have over 8 years experience and began counselling as a volunteer in 2010 supporting clients who have experienced sexual and domestic abuse. I fulfilled many roles within the same organisation initially starting in 2008 as a volunteer administrator whilst studying for the Certificate in Counselling to gain some experience of working within a counselling organisation. This provided me with the knowledge, skills and experience I needed to fully appreciate the impact that both sexual and domestic abuse has on people, including their families and supporters.

For me, training as a counsellor helped me to explore my own personal experiences through various methods including creativity which in turn has helped me to trust myself and work at a deeper emotional level. I also feel that through personal development I have experienced empowerment for myself, therefore, adopt this in practice with clients.

Training and Qualifications

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Improve Your Memory
  • Pet Bereavement Counselling
  • Pet Bereavement Support
  • Postgraduate Certificate and Advanced Development Programme in Advocacy for Victims of Sexual Violence
  • Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Bereavement and Loss - Counselling Skills

Further Training

Health and Complimentary Therapies

  • Body Healing Coach
  • Kinesiology
  • Play therapy
  • Meditation
  • Mediumship

CBT and Counselling

  • Emotional Intelligence

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pet Bereavement and Loss

Photos & videos

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Fees

I offer the first appointment at £20 for a 1 hour session and £40 per 1 hour session thereafter. Concessionary rates are available on request.

Further information

Therapies offered

  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Pet Bereavement and Loss
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Humanistic Therapies

Membership Organisations

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists (IAHT).  I work ethically and professionally and abide by the BACP ethical framework.

Further Information

I offer both short and long term work. Counselling sessions are normally offered on a weekly basis to provide consistency.

You can contact me by e-mail, call or if you prefer you can text and I will respond to you as soon as I am able to.

Free parking is available and I am located within walking distance of bus routes.

Thank you for taking the time to read my page.

Maps & Directions

Newcastle Under Lyme, ST5

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the hours of 9am until 3pm, Tuesday evenings until 8pm and Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme