Frances Taylor MBACP - Therapeutic Counsellor
I am an experienced Counsellor working from a client centred base, incorporating aspects of CBT and Psychodynamic therapy tailored to your individual needs.
Experienced in working in NHS settings. Sessions available at flexible times. Includes evenings and weekend appointments to fit around your schedule.
Would you like a space just for you, to share your feelings 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 been considering talking to someone but felt unsure which way to turn, to take the first step towards therapeutic support.
As an experienced Therapeutic Counsellor, I'm skilled in providing support to Children, Young People and Adults, tailored to individual needs and concerns you have. 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 anxiety, sadness, 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 addictions and related patterns, such as the impacts on your relationships.
A trained school Counsellor, working with children of all ages. I work in Primary and Secondary schools, a specialist centre with talking and creative therapies, local services and other settings with children ,young people and adults.
I started my journey working with Complex Mental Health issues within the South London and Maudesley Trust.
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 more depth. There is no time limit.
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 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, 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 ample parking and direct transport links.
My practice in Sidcup is in the High Street, with parking and public transport on the doorstep.
I have a central location in Bromley town centre. The rooms are relaxing and cosy. Close to all amenities and transport.
Home visits also available for those with relevant needs.
I cover all local areas - including Swanley, Dartford and local villages, Sidcup, Bromley, Bexley, Eltham, Sevenoaks, Orpington, Lewisham, and 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
CPCAB L6 Supervision Training.
Experienced therapist in NHS settings.
CBT For Anxiety, Depression and Low Self esteem
St Christopher's Hospice Certificate in Bereavement Training for Counsellors
Place2Be School Counsellor Training and Safeguarding Certificate
Place2Be Working with Metaphor, Secondary School Trained Counsellor, SENCO, Attachment Theories and self awareness of counsellor, Helping Children Tell their stories, Making Endings with Children
West Kent MIND Full Induction Training - November 2016
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
Engaging with Gypsy and Traveller Communities - Bromley Healthcare - includes named BHC supporter/card holder
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 group facilitator using 12 step programmes, SMART recovery and my own work, with a diverse client base.
Memorial Support Counsellor/ Facilitator at St Christopher's Hospice, attended by over 200 bereaved family and friends.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
Experienced worker addressing gaps in local service provisions and working to promote change with other agencies, such as Directorates, Service Heads and Chief Executives.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
Individuals (Adults, Children and Young People) - £40 - £50 per therapeutic hour.
As clearly set out in my contract, the full fee applies when 24 hours or less cancellation of your appointment is given.
I also offer home visits within a certain radius, please note a small fee may be incurred dependent on location.
Student counsellors - I am currently offering a reduced rate of £30.
Insurance/Health Care providers accepted, also known as Employee Assistance Programs(EAP).
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), Common to Complex Mental health including anxiety and personality conditions, diversity, bereavement, trauma, training, workplace support and palliative care.
I have my own transport to work with clients and staff in schools, one to one, agency settings or for EAP work.
I am experienced working with Foster carers and children and am a respite worker for looked after children in Bromley .
I am trained in Mental Health First Aid with West Kent Mind.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||I can offer support to those whose first language is not English|
Flexible day and evening appointments Monday to Friday, and some Saturday appointments between 10am - 3pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am able to provide Supervision, either one to one or in a group.View supervision profile