Hello, I'm Marina Broadley, an experienced psychodynamic counsellor and mindfulness practitioner. A very warm welcome to my women-only private practice located in the heart of Groby village, Leicester.
Here, you will find much to inspire, uplift, reassure, guide and support you. Sometimes something we see and read reaches us in a profound way. This is my intention here.
Good for you
Counselling is extremely good for us. Its a natural thing to unburden that which harms us. Its natures way. Yet somewhere along the way most of us learned to do just the opposite. That is, to block, push away, avoid, deflect, bottle up...
And this is where the problems occur. Things happen. Painful events. Terrible shock. Trauma. Neglect, emotional or physical. Disinterested parents. Absent parents, perhaps emotionally. Losses. Family breakdowns. Not many of us had the opportunity to process the confusion, pain and distress at the time. Who with? How? It all had to get pushed down and therefore blocked up inside.
Counselling is good for you. Its an incredibly process that is vital for health. Some might save life-saving. Certainly life transforming.
There is tremendous value in talking about the things that really matter. There aren't always the 'right' people. We worry about others worrying about us. We worry about their reactions. It just may make things worse.
Yet talking to me, as your counsellor, all of those concerns can drop away. Because its a very different experience than talking with someone who is involved in your life. Somehow that person is part of the mix. And they may have an opinion based on their own experiences and view of life.
My women-only counselling space is easy going. Its an atmosphere that makes it easy or easier to talk together. Its a different talk to 'out there' in many ways - its therapeutic. Much needed.
In all my experience as a counsellor I know this: that which we take in, (as negative experience) remains. And the really sad thing is that this taints every single aspect of our lives. Nothing is left untouched. It colours our vision. Influences choices, decisions, including choice of partner. It eats away, silently.
It doesn't need to stay this way. Come and see me. This lovely practice is tucked away in Groby, Leicester, just ten minutes from the city. Respect rules. As does kindness and non-judgemental understanding.