About me

Hello there. My name is Frances Mulraney. I am a fully qualified, registered & experienced counsellor/psychotherapist and dual registered nurse, with over 25 years experience working within the NHS & Private Sector.

Having specialised in Substance Misuse & Addictions, Abuse & Anger Management for the past 15 years I now run a successful private practice based in Weymouth Dorset.

I currently work for various statutory & non-statutory agencies (NHS, Police, Prison service, Probation, Social Services, GPs, Rethink, Victim Support, Solicitors,Various Employee Assistance Programs & HR departments) I am happy to accept self-referrals directly from clients.

I offer an Integrated Approach depending upon my clients individual needs, varying from Client-Centred/Humanistic to a CBT & Solution Focused Approach.

My average number of sessions per client is between 6-10 sessions, depending upon my clients goals & required outcome for therapy. I always negotiate with clients as to length & duration of therapy & do offer longer term counselling if necessary.

I also provide Supervision for other counsellors & psychotherapists & related professions with a clinical/therapeutic caseload.

Clients & colleagues alike describe my approach as informal, challenging, gentle & professional.

Training, qualifications & experience

As part of maintaining up-to-date knowledge & skills I am involved in on-going Continuing Professional Development & Supervision & regularly attend training & networking events.

My previous training has included:
Higher Education / Academic Qualifications
University of Nottingham
MA in Counselling/Psychotherapy
Professional Training & Qualifications
Registered Psychiatric Nurse
Registered General Nurse

Further Professional Training:
Treatment of Sexual Abuse in Substance Misusing Women
Solution Focus Brief Therapy
Motivational Interviewing Techniques
Therapeutic Work with Sexual Abuse Survivors
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Psychodrama/Creative Therapies
Gestalt Psychotherapy
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Voice Dialogue Psychology of Selves

ENB Courses:
Supervision in Clinical Practice
Therapeutic Work with Individuals
Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice
Care & Management of Persons with HIV & AIDS Related Conditions

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have also have experience working with the following issues:
Anger Management, Self Development, Conflict Management, Relationship Issues, Abuse, Bereavement & Loss, Addictions (Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling & Sexual Addiction), Anxiety & Panic, Depression, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorders) Sex & Sexuality issues, Low Self Esteem & Low Self Confidence, Career Counselling, Debt Counselling, Work Related Issues, Bullying, Phobias, Pain Management, Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Postnatal Depression, Psychosis, Bi-Polar Disorders, Personality Disorders & Supervisory Practice.


Additional information

Counselling/Psychotherapy sessions £55/hr
CONCESSIONARY & REDUCED FEE RATES AVAILABLE for low income clients-Limited places available. Please feel free to ask.

Supervision Fees are fully negotiable. Please feel free to contact for further information


Mon-Fri 9.30-6.30

Further information

I also run workshops & facilitate small group work.
These include: Anger Management, Stress & Anxiety Management, Substance Misuse Awareness & Creative Therapy.

For any further information please feel free to contact me or alternatively you may wish to visit my website:


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer supervision to Counsellors/psychotherapists, trainee & student counsellors/therapists & supervision for related professionals (nurses, social workers, probation officers etc) who hold a clinical/therapeutic caseload.

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