Dominic French MBACP - Counselling and Psychotherapy
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor who can provide you with a safe, confidential space where your thoughts, feelings and behaviours can be identified, explored and worked through alongside a supportive and non-judgemental therapist.
You might be searching for help with anxiety, trauma, depression, low self-esteem, panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder, family issues or feeling sad - whatever it is that has brought you here, I believe that although we cannot change what has happened, it is possible to see events differently; no longer being controlled by the past but instead using it as a means of understanding compassionately why the present might look as it does and then exploring how the future could be different.
How I Work
I am an integrative therapist, this means that I do not subscribe to one way of thinking and am instead trained and skilled in a variety of different psychological theories. I believe that every person is unique and hold the utmost respect for individuality, as such, I will work with you collaboratively and relationally, to form the most suitable approach to support you with the challenges you face.
I offer short term, long term and open ended counselling.
Sessions are 50 minutes in length, weekly and at the same time.
I am provide face to face, online (Zoom) and telephone counselling.
I hold that it is fundamentally important to find the right therapist for you. I therefore offer a free, 15 minute no obligation initial phone consultation. This space is for us to talk through any questions or concerns you might have, what has brought you to look for therapy and how I might be able to help you.
After this, if you would like to continue with me, we can arrange an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute.
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute (ongoing)
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
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