Leanne French Profile

Leanne French


Mangawhai, Northland, New Zealand

I love to write, both blogs and books and am lucky enough to be asked to contribute to the media from time to time.My passion is to uplift, inspire, spread sunshine and lift spirits. Transforming lives and spaces is my superpower.I’m a chaser of joy, a lover of mindfulness and a maker of many gorgeous things. I have an artist husband Wolfie, a pig called Giggles, a grown up human son and a cat named Bunny.I’ve always been interested in health and wellbeing, research, deep wisdom and finding the smoother road ahead.I am blessed with both Irish and Maori, Ngai Tahu heritage.

Hi, I am Leanne!

I’m a Registered Counsellor (MNZAC) Relationship Expert, Addictions Counsellor, Artist & Author of Fairytale Love, How to Love Happily Ever After. I encourage and empower clients to gain coping strategies to: transform troubles, enhance communication skills, ditch dependencies, resolve or strengthen relationships and to challenge less helpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
We all need to buffer against distress, bolster resources and build towards positive emotional wellbeing, which often requires different approaches. I have 30 years of experience and am trained in various client centred modalities ranging from Positive Psychology, CBT, TA, Gestalt, Jungian, Dreamwork, Grief, Mindfulness, Relationship Therapy, Relapse Prevention & Addiction including being a Stop Smoking Practitioner.
New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) – Full Member
Human Development & Training Institute Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy – 1993
C.I.T Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counselling – 1996 and Relapse Prevention Therapy Addictions – 1998
Mindfulness Stress Reduction Training with Dr Jim Carmody – 1999
NTS Stop Smoking Programme for Health Practitioners – 2022
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