Frances Taylor MBACP - Dip. Therapeutic Counselling, Dip. Substance Misuse

Frances Taylor MBACP - Dip. Therapeutic Counselling, Dip. Substance Misuse

Swanley
BR8

High Street
Sidcup
Kent
DA14

07903 661150

Save profile

Swanley
BR8

High Street
Sidcup
Kent
DA14

07903 661150

About me

Would you like to have a space just for you, to share your story with someone where there is empathy and understanding, a journey with enhanced listening and the freedom to release whatever is weighing you down?

Maybe you have considered talking to someone but have felt unsure which way to turn, to take the first step towards therapeutic support.
This time of year often triggers feelings and memories that lead to seeking support in a safe space. I have found clients really need someone to listen to with Christmas approaching. I still have some availability for new clients at this time, and the upcoming term breaks.

I am an experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, who is skilled in providing support to children, young people and adults, tailored to individual needs and concerns a client has. I work Integratively from a Core Humanistic Base, also known as client centred therapy. This enables you as client to manage the work, and know where you may wish for support or challenge, to recognise changes and areas you might like to focus on. As well as being a member of the BACP, I have passed the certificate of proficiency, an enhanced level of quality in practice.

I am also a Qualified Substance Misuse Counsellor and trained Bereavement Counsellor. I recognise the difficulties faced in the process of grief and coping with loss. The feelings of depression, anger, disbelief and shock. I am able to support those struggling with addictions across the scale, from seeking recovery, abstinence and the journey along the way. I work with all addictions and related patterns, such as the impacts on your relationships.
I am also a trained school Counsellor, having worked with children of all ages. I have worked in Primary and Secondary schools and agencies and other settings with children and young people.

I provide one to one counselling for both long and shorter term work. This could be a structured contract of 6-10 sessions, or ongoing where there are issues you would like to explore in depth. There is no time limit.

I can also provide Group therapy sessions, and specialise in bereavement, transition and substance misuse groups. I also have experience working with post natal depression and children in groups.

I have over 20 years experience working with diverse communities, and incorporate culture and faith into my work as therapist. I have worked with clients with Complex Mental Health needs and those whose first language is not English. I support access to therapy for local minority groups, and Women's health. I have a particular interest in this area, including post natal depression, children of a post natal mother and related attachment issues, and impact of women's health conditions on the mind and body.

I work with children, young people and adults of all ages. I have worked extensively within complex bereavement, schools, substance misuse and addictions and general counselling services. As well as talking therapies, I use creative tools, play therapy, drama and masks, sand trays and chair work. I encourage clients bringing what they need too, such as music, keepsakes and memorials.

The therapy space is calm and welcoming, with parking and direct transport links.
Just Therapy in Sidcup is in the High Street, benefitting from parking and great bus and train links on the doorstep.
I have a central location in Bromley too.

I cover all local areas - including Swanley, all of Dartford and villages, Sidcup, Bromley, Bexley, Eltham, Sevenoaks, Orpington, Thurrock and all surrounding towns. I am able to see you if you are in another borough or local area too.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BACP L4 Diploma in Substance Misuse Counselling
St Christopher's Hospice Certificate in Bereavement Training for Counsellors
CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling studies
CPCAB Levels 2 and 1 in Counselling skills
MIND in Bexley Training Induction Certificate
Specialist Training in Bereavement in West African Communities
Attachment Theories with Colin Murray Parkes Certificate
Improving Mental Health Services for Young Adults - Transition into Adulthood
Improving the Quality of Perinatal Mental Health Services
British Psychoanalytic Council Biennial Training Conference
Place2Be School Counsellor Training and Safeguarding Certificate
Place2Be Working with Metaphor, Secondary School Trained Counsellor, Attachment Theories and self awareness of counsellor, Helping Children Tell their stories, Making Endings with Children
Engaging with Gypsy and Traveller Communities - Bromley Healthcare
8 Module Training Certificate CRI Bromley - includes Safeguarding Adults and Children, probation and working with multiple agencies, safer usage for substances and key work.
I worked at CRI as a Group Facilitator with attendees from 2 - 25 people, from Ambulatory Detox to maintaining recovery. I worked as sole facilitator using both weekly programmes, SMART recovery and my own work, these were very well received by the diverse client base.
Memorial Support Counsellor/ Facilitator at St Christopher's Hospice

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialist needs of local communities, hidden impairments and disabilities, Anxiety, Depression, Epilepsy and neurological issues including head injuries,Family systemic work, IBS/Crohns/Coeliac, gynaecological conditions including endometriosis.
I am a specialist in attachment theory and the experience in children and development. This is a key part of my work with both children, young people and adults.
Relationships between different races and cultures, Children and Families of mixed cultures and races, nature as therapy, improving services for adult survivors of a post natal childhood and new Mums or Mums to be, Support for guardians/carers of children in Social Care Services.
Economic change and workplace support - including job loss, TUPE, discrimination, capability, flexible working, equality, stress and bullying.

Fees

Individuals (Adults, Children and Young People) - £40 - £50 per therapeutic hour
Groups - price to be agreed dependent on attendees/location/timing. I am able to facilitate groups days/early evenings.
Family sessions - £60/£70
I can consider home visits, please note a small fee may be incurred dependent on location.
Student counsellors - I am currently offering a reduced rate of £30.
Supervision - £40 ph 1-2-1. Group and organisations - please contact for fee/details

Further information

I have passed the BACP Certificate of Proficiency, ensuring enhanced awareness of your needs from a professional perspective.
I hold a current enhanced DBS Certificate
I hold specialist skills and experience supporting clients with disabilities (including hidden conditions), diversity, bereavement, training, workplace support and palliative care.
I have my own transport to work with clients and staff in agency settings or for EAP work.
I am experienced working with Foster carers and children and a respite worker for looked after children in Bromley .

Maps & Directions

Swanley, BR8
Sidcup, DA14

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: I can offer support to those whose first language is not English

Availability

I have flexible day and evening availability Monday to Friday, and am able to offer Saturday appointments between 9am - 3pm.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am able to provide Supervision, either one to one or group.

View supervision profile
We love feedback