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Hi there...

I’m Marie McLeod, a positive psychotherapist, qualified social worker, adhd & mental health coach, speaker, wellbeing educator and founder of Need To See Someone, Thriveability, and creator of the BEACON framework.


I’m so glad you’re here. 


You can watch my full story in the video, or read all about it below.

The Full Story

Thank you for your bravery in taking the first step to feeling better. I know it’s not easy to put your hand up and say you’re struggling or, to seek help. 


I get it, I've been there too. In the early years of parenting my three beautiful children, I was depressed, anxious and felt achingly alone.

You see, as well as being the lights of my life, all of my three beautiful kids are diagnosed with ADHD, one has autism and another severe dyslexia. So we’re a neurodivergent bunch!

As you can imagine, in the middle of diagnosing and dealing with all of ‘that’, we ALL needed to see someone…In fact, we saw a lot of people!  Psychologists, relationships counsellors, paediatricians, psychiatrists – you name it, we saw them!  But there was an unsettling theme I noticed in seeing all of these professionals. The focus always seemed to be on what was ‘wrong’ with us, rather than what was strong with us.

Our discussions were so often about the deficit, the dysfunction and the disorder and how we needed fixing. 


Now, as a qualified social worker, I have to admit I used to work like that too. 


But since then, I've discovered new ways of helping myself, my family, and many others, to thrive.

My coaching is based on positive psychology and wellbeing science and using this to help people thrive despite struggle.

Is coaching right for you?

Wondering if coaching is right for you? Read on.


By working with me or one of my associate coaches you'll be getting practical, evidence-based advice on ways to turn your life around


We will help you look forward not back. There will be no fluff or navel-gazing... We will get straight to the heart of the matter. 


We will listen to where you are now, where you want to be, and give you the tools, tactics, and accountability you need to get there.  


Our process is gentle but respectful of both of our time.

Through a nurturing space and powerful, persistent, and practical nudges, you’ll be moving from a mode of survival to thriving.


What makes me so confident about our future success together? 


Amid the madness of 2020, my coaching approach was featured in the filming of the documentary ‘How to Thrive’.

Over the course of several months, I coached 10 people who had serious struggles, all being watched by the cameras, and supervised by Dr. Peggy Kern (a researcher at The University of Melbourne). 

The results surpassed even my expectations – and I’m a high-hoper.


Using my BEACON Framework, we successfully taught all participants how to thrive, even under the pressure of being filmed and all in the midst of the pandemic. 


Dr. Kern said “It’s been amazing and inspiring to see BEACON coaching make a significant difference to the lives of participants. The data really speaks to the impact the program has had upon both participants and others that they are connected to.”   


You see, when we change our own lives, we also positively impact those around us. So, what are you waiting for?

We’d love to help you move from wherever you are now to wherever you want to be in the future. 

Still not sure? Perhaps our FAQs might help
Let's Work Together

Let’s Work Together

Book a session or reach out with any questions. Our mission at Need To See Someone is to help people like you learn to thrive. It’s our passion and our reason for being. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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