Frances Weston MBACP (Accred) - Counselling/Psychotherapy For Adults & Children
01335 300996 / 07721 674078
Welcome to Brighter Futures Personal Growth. I see adults and children from all over Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and beyond, and have been working as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist for almost 25 years - both in the NHS and private practice.
My business premises, Sunshine Barn, is a suite of beautiful, private, non-clinical rooms in converted farm outbuildings near Ashbourne. I have a dedicated adults' room, a fully-equipped play therapy room, a waiting room, a treatment room for complementary therapies, toilets, kitchen and large training/group therapy room. The rooms are fully accessible, and look out onto our private paddock and offer easy access to nature and animals.
I offer a discreet and highly confidential service, and high profile clients including those in the public eye can be offered exclusive use of Sunshine Barn by special arrangement if they wish.
I work with clients on a short or long term basis, and integrate a number of different approaches, based on each person's needs, including coaching, NLP, ecotherapy and so on. I see individuals, couples, and families as well as offering a specialist child counselling service.
I am a fully qualified Level 3 Advanced EFT (tapping) practitioner. I am insured and hold enhanced DBS certification.
In my specialist work with children, I offer the option of Animal Assisted Therapy with my dog, Tilly (as featured in 'Psychologies' Magazine, March 2008; Staffordshire Life, July 2008; and BACP'S Counselling Children and Young People, March 2010)
Until recently I wrote a regular column for The British Journal of School Nursing entitled 'Counsellor's Casebook' and was a member of their Editorial Board for several years. I have been interviewed on BBC Radio Derby a number of times, and my work has been featured in several magazines and newspapers.
Together with my associates, I offer:
- 1:1 and Couples counselling
- Play Therapy
- Animal Assisted Therapy
- VIP counselling/coaching days
- 'Heal your Heart' 3 day retreats
- Group Therapy for children
- Experiential self-care days for professionals
- Training days and workshops for professionals
- A range of complementary therapies to enhance psychological wellbeing
- Relaxation and rejuvenation days
- Yoga workshops for children
Please visit my website for full details of all the above services, and don't hesitate to give me a call with any queries you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
MEd Counselling 1995
Advanced PG Diploma in Counselling 1993
Diploma in Play Therapy 2001
EFT Level 1 and 2 (2007) Advanced Practitioner Level 3 (2009)
Diploma in Performance Coaching 2010 (Accredited)
ChildLine counsellor 1992-5
Trained as bereavement counsellor with Cruse (1992)
25 years in private practice seeing adults and children
14 years working part-time in the NHS as a Highly Specialist Child Therapist in 2 CAMHS teams working with children, teenagers and their families
Also trained in:
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Motivational Interviewing Techniques
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
Clients can be seen for 50 or 90 minute appointments, or can book 'VIP days' or three day non-residential intensive therapy/coaching retreats.
Some evening appointments available.
For further information about my availability and fees please contact me.
Accredited Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy);BAPT (British Association of Play Therapists); a senior accredited member of the NCP (National Council of Psychotherapists) and AAMET (Association for the Advancement of Meridian Therapies)
Enhanced DBS certificate (formerly CRB disclosure)
Private, cosy consulting rooms in Osmaston (near Ashbourne, just off A52).
Easy access for clients from Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stafford, Derby, Ashbourne, Bakewell, Belper, Buxton, Leek, Burton-on-Trent, Rugeley, Lichfield, Stone and neighbouring counties.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 8.30pm Fridays 9.00am to 2.00pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have over ten years’ experience working as a supervisor with individuals and groups, both in person and over the telephone.View supervision profile