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Welcome to my page; my name is Constance Ffrench. I run a very welcoming and comfortable private practice.
I am a registered BACP integrative counsellor, using practical approaches from different schools of therapy to allow clients to actively shed light on issues within sessions for in-depth understanding.
In addition to talking therapy, creative interventions such as visualisation, art and object-relational approach are used with clients so they can feel empowered enough to look at some of the unhelpful ways that they may be relating to others. These interventions also help individuals to find new and positive ways of dealing with challenging situations, intending to promote a holistic sense of self.
I work with clients with a wide range of issues, including Bereavement, family issues, relationship issues, work-related issues, Lack of Confidence and Self-Esteem, Depression/Anxieties and overall Well-being.
The loss of a loved one; is one, if not the most unimaginable experience we go through in life. This experience and the depth in which it impacts a person may also be determined by how close of a relationship you had. The grieving process will be different for everyone, even those from the same household. This is because everyone has their ways of coping with situations. For example, some people may feel that it is wrong for them to carry on with life when a loved one has died, and the only way to still feel connected with the loved one is to be in constant pain; as a way of showing that they care, because to feel differently to this will be a betrayal to what relationship they had with their loved one. At the same time, others can cope reasonably better with the death of a loved one.
- Confidence and Self-Esteem
We all have areas in our lives where we are more confident and have greater esteem than others. However, understanding that we have choices and can choose to change aspects of our lives in how we communicate or approach certain situations enables us to start changing our unhelpful patterns of relating to ourselves and others to more positive ways of relating.
Our confidence and esteem can be directly or indirectly affected by how we view ourselves in our world. This may be due to experiences such as being bullied, being victimised or feeling unwanted through changes in our family dynamics. Counselling with me will enable you to rebuild your confidence and self-esteem and take back your control to live the life you choose to live.
We all like to be listened to by someone who sees and hear us.
Someone who understands that our concerns are very personal to us and recognises that even though we may present with similar concerns as other people, the way that our mind processes our situations will be different to how other people process their fears because we are all unique in how we perceive our inner world.
The first step.
Well, you have taken the first step! Accessing my page is the first step.
Taking the first few steps in changing patterns of thinking and behaviour which have been a part of your routine for a while, can sometimes feel confusing or even scary for many of us. However, with my expertise and your engagement in sessions, we will work together to help you make the right changes in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) in Counselling
- Dip Counselling
- Carers Counsellor
- Bereavement Counsellor
- Lecturer in integrative Counselling
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
- Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS)
- Lecturer in Level 2, through to HND in Health and Social Care
- Life Coaching
- Health and Well-being Workshop Facilitator
- Support Worker
I have over a decade of experience as a counsellor and a teacher. The experiences I have gained throughout these years, which continue, have been highly motivational in equipping me in my work with diverse groups of people from multicultural backgrounds.
I pride myself in the continuity of CPD on various issues concerning mental health and well-being for best practice.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 - £85.00
Concessions offered for
Sessions are 50 mins per visit.
Week - daytime :
Week - evenings:
Week - early hours:
Individual: £85- From 6.30 am and 7.30 am
Please feel free to contact me for more information about concession prices.
When I work