Francesca Robinson, MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling (MBACP)
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working in Old Street offering short-term and open-ended therapy for adults and young people.
Every client has different needs and expectations of therapy, therefore my approach is not prescriptive and starts with each individual and their specific needs. In our initial meeting we will meet, have a general discussion about what you are looking for and assess if this is a good fit. It is a chance for you to ask any questions and for me to talk you through the process. Our relationship is fundamental in our work, and therefore it is important that we establish that I am the right therapist for you.
Therapy is a collaborative and creative process. I seek to provide a safe and friendly environment where we can talk about painful feelings that are often difficult to speak about. It is an opportunity to deepen self-awareness and self-understanding, encouraging personal growth, self-acceptance in a move towards authenticity. It offers a safe space for a second perspective, a chance to think about things that aren’t working or simply don’t feel right, as well as being a place to work through things that are more distressing or upsetting.
My approach is holistic, not trying to ‘treat’ symptoms but trying to establish what is at the source of the problem. Exploring the web of life and all things connected.
The path that led me to becoming a therapist has been a personal one. My experience is that therapy can be challenging but can also be full of possibility. From this I have developed a deep capacity for compassion and empathy for others in a place where they might feel out of their depth and in need of support.
Over a number of years I have worked with clients with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, health issues, relationship problems, sexuality, grief and trauma. Whether it be a specific problem or a more complex issue, my approach is to start with the individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advance Practitioner Program - ongoing (University of Roehampton)
MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy - (University of Roehampton)
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Roehampton)
Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Regent's University)
My training has included elements of many different therapeutic approaches. I have several years experience of individual face to face counselling in an low-cost open-ended setting as well as experience working for NHS IAPT services.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their ethical framework. I am also a member of the UPCA.
I also have a BA in English Literature.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Your initial appointment is free and is an opportunity for us to decide if you feel it is the right decision to begin therapy with me. We will agree on a fee in this initial session.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to book an initial appointment.
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