Rebecca Franks Adv Dip & UKCP
I am a UKCP accredited, experienced Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor who works in N16 (Stoke Newington/Dalston border), and I have rooms in Primrose Hill (NW1).
My integration is fundamentally formed from the Humanistic and Existential schools of thought, but I am also informed by, and use some Psychodynamic, Gestalt, CBT and Mindfulness based ideas. The nature of this integration allows me to go way beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, and to work with a person as an individual with their own bespoke needs and requirements.
Some of the issues I work with:
- Anger/ aggression
- General feelings of 'stuckness' in life
- Loss of meaning
- Low self-esteem
- Managing emotions
- Panic Attacks
- Relationship problems
- Stress & change
- Suicidal feelings
- Well being
We would work together in a collaborative relationship, with me providing the therapeutic skills, empathy, support and challenge necessary to create the safe environment for possible change.
I always think that therapy is a very strange endeavour indeed, after all, who would automatically think that sitting with a complete stranger and telling them their deepest, darkest secrets was going to be the most helpful and healthy option? But I truly believe that it is.
Even if you are lucky enough to have good family and friends around you, they are not trained to listen without judgement, they do not always hear what is being said, and generally they will have an idea of what they think you should do, which however well intentioned is not necessarily what is right for you.
Only you can truly know what is right for you, sometimes we just lose sight of that, or it may feel that that information has never really been within your reach, but through exploration of yourself in therapy it's possible to connect/reconnect with that lost sense within yourself.
It can feel a daunting or even terrifying idea to consider having to get in touch with those lost or damaged parts of yourself, and it's natural for us to want to avoid that fear, but with the support of the right therapist it's possible to have that fear contained and held, and through this process for a safe space to be created for this difficult work to take place.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed an extensive training at both post graduate and advanced level at Regents University London, and have been working with clients for over eight years. I work in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the UK Counsel for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
My fee is £70 an hour, and therapy sessions are weekly and last for fifty minutes. Cancellations are charged at full price if a session is missed with less than 48 hours notice.
We can work on either a short, mid or open-ended basis, we would mutually agree this at our initial session based on what we both consider your therapeutic needs to be.
I also offer a life-coaching service for those wishing to work on a specific dilemma or issue.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available for both daytime and evening sessions Mon - Weds, please check for my current availability