Beverly Franks, Dip Cous & Psy, UKCP Reg.
07821 691 728
How I work
I am an experienced UKCP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist providing Counselling for adults.
I believe that every person is born with the natural capacity to lead a rich and fulfilling life with an inbuilt capacity to heal.
I provide a safe and nurturing counselling environment that is non-judgemental, confidential, caring, supportive and relational that encourages your natural potential to emerge.
I look forward to supporting you to discover more clarity, purpose, meaning and fulfilment.
I adhere to UKCP code of ethics within my practice and I am covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance.
My clients are either self-referred, Bupa registered, referred by their employers directly or through an EAP referral or referred by their GP practice.
The issues I work with are :-
- Grief, Loss, Bereavement and traumatic bereavement
- Self Esteem, Self Worth, Self Image
- Relationship issues/ affairs & betrayals
- Family Issues
- Emotional neglect
I have a genuine desire to work with people who have experienced traumatic bereavement and loss, either in early life or subsequently.
I have five years experience of working for a leading Child Bereavement Charity in London, where I specialised in counselling people bereaved following suicide and homicide. I facilitated bereavement groups, led a clinical team of bereavement counsellors, trained on bereavement in schools and led residential weekends for bereaved families. I have gained further experience working in charities for Cruse Bereavement Care, Mind in Barnet Mental Health, and the Place2be.
Prior to moving to Gloucestershire, I had a successful Private Practice in London taking referrals from insurance companies, Employee Assistant programmes, Church internship programme, Social Services and self-referrals.
Following a three-year course in Somatic Experiencing I integrate talking therapy with nervous system regulation to encourage a natural resolution to trauma.
Where I work
I work in a self-contained, counselling room annexe, with attached bathroom facilities in a lovely location next to the Stroudwater canal, easily accessible from Stonehouse, Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Bath and The Cotswolds,
Approximately 1 mile from Junc. 13 of the M5. Parking is free.
5 min walk from nearest bus stop.
20 min walk from Stonehouse Rail Station.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy. ( 4 Year Course)
Diploma Project: Transformation through loss - Exploring through an experiential group the changes in relation to self, others, faith and belief following loss and bereavement.
Foundation Certificate Fundamentals of Counselling & Psychotherapy
Understanding and applying DSMIV ( One year course)
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution Graduate (3 Year Course)
Attachment Mastery Programme- Trauma Resolutions-DianePooleHeller.com
Since qualifying as a psychotherapist in 2003 I have met the requirements for Continued Professional Development as laid out by my professional body UKCP. Significant short courses and day courses I have undertaken are:
Short course in attachment (10-week course) Bowlby Centre, London
Two three-day courses on treating trauma in adults and children- SOS Internationale
Place-to-be training over one year on working with children through play
Facilitating groups (3-day training) - Child Bereavement Charity
Basic Sexuality (8-week course)- Spectrum
Professional training developmental group. (2 years) CCPE. Learning T’ai Chi and discussing the learning in a developmental group of 10 people.
Understanding bereavement and bereavement care. (10-week course)- Hillingdon Cruise.
Short day courses on topics including child development, ageing, spirituality, addiction, trauma and bereavement- various Counselling and Psychotherapy centres.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Somatic Experiencing- natural resolution to trauma.
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I offer an initial interview session of an hour and a half at £50.
Where we can explore together any questions you might have about the counselling process, how I work and to get a sense of whether we can work together.
If you decide that you would like to continue counselling with me I charge £50 per 50 min session.
I am committed to supporting you to find the therapeutic support that would work best for you. I have a network of colleagues with expertise in many different supporting capacities and would discuss referral onto them or other agencies if what you need does not align with what I can provide.
Often people have conflicting push/pull feelings about embarking on therapy. They are unsure as to whether it is therapy they need or something entirely different. Many are bewildered by the wide - range of therapies on offer and what would be the best approach for them. Frequently people are concerned as to whether they will 'get on' with the therapist. All these thoughts and feelings are natural when you are considering investing your time, money and attention to something new and as important as understanding yourself better.
I am mindful of this 'pre therapy' state and try to make this transition as easy as possible for you. I am happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have. Call me for a confidential chat on 07821 691 728.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available 10am -8pm Mondays to Thursdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|