Frances Barlow Dip.Couns, MBACP
Are you looking for emotional support? Do you need space to talk? Are you struggling with life changes, feeling sad or need some support to cope with family, relationship or personal issues?
I qualified in 2014 and work from a person centred approach, putting you and your individual experiences at the heart of what we do. I offer a safe, non-judgemental environment that will support you to find your own solutions and strengths.
I offer both short-term counselling and more in-depth, on-going flexible counselling support. To provide you with an opportunity to meet me and ask any questions you may have in the first instance, I offer a short initial meeting. This gives us chance to discuss what you hope to get out of counselling and whether I feel like the right person to support you. If you're then happy to continue we'll set up a second session and take it from there.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, fully insured and experienced counsellor, working in private practice in Drighlington (Bradford) and Morley (Leeds). I work face to face and online through Zoom.
I work from calm and comfortable counselling rooms in Drighlington (Bradford), a short drive from J27 of the M62 and just off the A62 Gelderd Road. I also offer online counselling.
The type of support I offer is helping adults who feel challenged by anxiety, relationships issues, bereavement, loss or grief so if you're looking for emotional support, need space to talk or are struggling with life changes, I may be able to help you.
The aim of our sessions is to help you have a better understanding of yourself, and to work through issues to enable a happier and more settled life. I understand first hand that life can feel overwhelming and confusing and that it can be difficult to reach out for help.
I have previously worked at Bradford Bereavement Support helping people to find a path through loss and grief and for national charity Place2Be supporting vulnerable children in schools.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£25 initial meeting (up to an hour)
£45 standard (50 minute) counselling sessions, face to face or online
I offer discounted rates to counselling diploma students, please get in touch to see how I can support you.
Concessions offered for
If you are thinking of getting in touch, please do so. We can talk through what to expect from counselling, and discuss how we can work together to support you.
I offer an initial meeting that will last up to an hour where you can ask questions, and share what is bringing you for counselling.
I am working face to face in a risk assessed building that is compliant with the latest government guidance around Covid 19 social distancing. I also offer Zoom and telephone sessions.