B76 2SY, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
BA(Hons) MBACP (Reg)
BACP
Session types
Face to face counselling
Clients
Young People
Adults
Older Adults
Couples

Marlene Leach

I originally trained as a person-centred counsellor, also using an existential approach. I am currently doing further Existential Therapy training, (October 2019 – June 2020). I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Ethical Framework of good practice and code of conduct. In counselling, I offer a safe space for the client to express his or her feelings in an empathic environment where they are not being judged – it is their space – their time to talk with a person who also knows how difficult life can be, and through a respectful and trusting relationship, they are warmly invited to join me in my counselling environment where they can freely express and explore themselves.

I also have 6 years experience of volunteering at a local hospice where I’ve lived precious moments with end-of-life patients who have taught me the importance of accepting death and uncertainty, and how to help people face issues of existence head-on when there is: a sense of helplessness, when there is no hope, and seeing life as meaningless. Such situations are the primary aims of existential counselling, including all other everyday issues experienced by people from all walks of life: of different cultures, from all countries, diversity of personalities, gender and spirituality … to whom I warmly welcome to listen to, to be as present and understanding as I possibly can.

Another area of my life experience is to help clients who are experiencing difficulties in a work or college environment. They may be finding it difficult to adjust or learn new ways. My understanding of these aspects  is due to my 40 years experience of teaching languages on one-to-one bases to learners of all abilities and ages, always giving them my utmost attention and empathically helping each individual to move forward confidently towards the freedom of being their true ‘self’ and constantly moving towards their own achievement.

Date Qualified
Couples counselling
Existential therapy
Mindfulness
Person-centred therapy
Psychodynamic therapy
Anxiety
Attachment disorder
Avoidant personality disorder
Bereavement
Borderline personality disorder
Bipolar disorder
Bullying
Cancer
Career counselling
Child related issues
Children’s learning difficulties
Depression
Dependent personality disorder
Depression and anxiety in children
Discrimination
Disabilities
Dissociation
Domestic violence
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Feeling sad
Gambling
Generalised anxiety disorder
Health anxiety
Hearing voices
Internet addiction
Learning difficulties
Loneliness
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Narcissistic personality disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Panic disorder
Paranoia
Paranoid personality disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Personality disorders
Phobias
Psychosis
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Postnatal depression
Separation and divorce
Self-harm
Separation anxiety
Sexual abuse
Spirituality
Stress
Suicidal thoughts
Relationship problems
Trauma
Work-related stress

from Monday to Friday – afternoon and evening

£40,- individual

£65,- couples

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