Welcome to my page, my name is Constance Ffrench. I run a very welcoming and comfortable private practice in South West London that has easy access to transport and plenty of parking areas.
I am a registered bacp integrative counsellor, using effective approaches from different schools of therapies in allowing 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 is 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 helps individuals to find new and positive ways of dealing with challenging situations, with the aim of promoting a holistic sense of self.
I work with clients with a wide range of issues including Bereavement, Domestic Violence, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Lack in Confidence and Self-Esteem, Depression/Anxieties and overall Well-being.
The loss of a loved one; is one, if not the most unimaginable experiences that 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 process of grieving will be different for everyone, even if they are from the same household. This is because everyone has a different way of coping with situations. 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 showing that they care, because to feel differently to this will be a betrayal to what relationship they had with their loved one. Whereas, others are able to cope reasonably better with the death of a loved one.
- Confidence and Self-Esteem
We all have areas in our lives that we are more confident and have grater esteem in than others areas. 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 individual concerns will be different to how other people process their concerns because we are all unique in how we perceive our internal world.
Are you are thinking what is the first step?
Well, you have taken the first step! You have accessed my page.
Taking the first few steps in changing patterns of thinking and behaviour which has been a part of your routine for a while — can at times feel confusing or even scary for many of us. However, with my expertise and your engagement in sessions, we will work together in helping you too, start to make changes that are right for 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 Wellbeing Workshop Facilitator
- Support Worker
I have over 9 years experience as a counsellor and a teacher. The experiences I have gained throughout these years which still continues has 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 varies issues concerning mental health and wellbeing for best practice.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are 50 mins per visit from.
Week - daytime :
Week - evenings:
Individual : £75
* Day time slots are from 10am to 5pm
*Evening slots are from 5pm to 9pm