Hi, my name is Frances. I am a qualified and experienced counsellor. I have many years experience working with a variety of issues. I offer a confidential environment in which you can begin to explore your difficulties and better understand yourself.
My main theoretical approach is Psychodynamic, which aims to help you understand the influence of the past on present behaviours.
I integrate other models of therapy which include CBT, Person Centred Approach and Transactional Analysis. Integrating various models I feel allows flexibility to support your individual needs.
I have worked extensively with clients who have been victims of sexual abuse (adult and childhood), rape, domestic violence, coercive control, trauma, exploitation and relating issues such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, eating disorders, alcohol and drug misuse, difficulty forming and maintaining relationships, disassociation, PTSD, Complex PTSD,loss and shame.
As well as running my private practice I work for a local counselling organisation providing counselling both long and short term to clients presenting with a range of issues including those who have been victims of crime, sexual abuse and domestic violence.
If you feel I may be the right counsellor for you then please do get in touch. sessions last 50 minutes and are charged at £35.
I look forward to working with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in basic counselling skills.
- Certificate in counselling.
- Foundation degree in psychodynamic counselling.
- BA in counselling and CBT.
- Certificate in Transactional Analysis.
- Certificate in The Aftermath of childhood Sexual Abuse.
- Certificate in Working With Anxiety And Depression.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday to Friday. Some evening appointments are available.