A little about me
I'm Marina Broadley, a professionally qualified counsellor. I’m the owner of Hinckley Counselling. I specialise in women’s health and wellness through all stages of the life cycle.
My training in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling began in 2002. This was an incredibly intense 4 year programme run by the University of Leicester. I think it was probably the most enlightening and transformational experience of my life.
I qualified with a distinction. A tremendous amount of heart-opening work had taken place and it needed to.
I have worked as a school and college counsellor in Leicestershire for a good few years, loved every minute of it and to see the difference counselling made to those youngsters was something I could never have imagined. I launched my first private practice, 16 years ago.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy is my regulatory body, and I’m an accredited registered member. I’m also accredited with the National Counselling Society.
You and me
Its an interesting thing. Whilst qualifications matter very much, nobody asks, really. What we all seem to be more concerned about is the 'fit', how we interact together, how we relate to each other.
I come from place of thoughtful and non judgemental understanding. This is priority. This is powerful. All too often it is something that was, and perhaps still is, missing from our lives.
No matter what, I support you where you are. Support is crucial. Again it was/is often absent in our lives. I offer you a safe space so you can allow yourself to let go, even just a little. This is often a complete revelation for the women I see, who are often in the position of supporting and caring for everyone else.
There are many painful experiences that women are faced with at different stages of their lives:
Infertility. Loss of babies. Their own fractured childhoods. Partners. Sexual matters. Sexuality...
...Abortion. Transitions. Midlife issues. Body image. Society pressures. Post natal suffering. Pre natal suffering. Empty nests. Loss of loved ones. Menopause. Illness. Breast cancer. Cancer. Relationship to food, Maternal issues, Mother-Daughter issues, Loss...
Counselling helps you to resolve what hurts. Below all the horrible symptoms of depression, unhappiness and anxiety we can often see what really matters. This is where the counselling is most needed. This is where I can help you.
What to expect
The clients I see gain on so many levels . Their health improves because their immune system functions better. They feel empowered. They make decisions more easily - often ending something that no longer serves them. They get their life back.
They feel deeply understood, perhaps for the first time - this alone allows stress to drop away.
They feel lighter, hopeful and less defended. They realise what their behaviour is about. This brings closure.
They realise what matters.
They look at their loved ones in a different way. Their relationships are deeper and more loving.
They sleep well!
Many of my clients choose counselling by phone or video call. I use FaceTime or WhatsApp.
I do however see some clients in-person at my private practice in Kirby Muxloe LE9. This is about a 5 minute drive from Earl Shilton. It is a welcoming and peaceful location with private parking.
Contact Marina: 07342 652090 or email here
I charge £45 for a 50 minute session and for a 1 hour session the charge is £50.
If you’re thinking about counselling with me I offer a free 20 minute Introductory Call for those who want it. It’s your chance to ask questions and for us both to talk a little bit about your needs and reasons for counselling. Clients say they find the call reassuring and it helps to reduce any anxiety - which is great.
Disclaimer and Ethical Practice
Counselling is not a substitute for a GP consultation. I do not diagnose or offer medical treatment of any kind. If you are ill, please see your Doctor.
I can’t help everyone. I do not work beyond my limits of competence.
If I feel that my competence, my skills, my clinical experience and my counselling modality are likely to be insufficient / unsuitable / unhelpfuI I will say so. This can be prior to or during counselling.
There may be other counsellors better qualified to help. There may also be specialist organisations that are better placed to support you. This is extremely ethically important and something that my professional bodies, The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and The National Counselling Society are very clear about. In the event of a referral I will do my best to offer you more appropriate professionals/organisations for you to consider.