Frances Friswell, Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor, UKCP Reg, BACP
I have over twenty years experience, ten of those years as working as Lead Therapist within a college and now focus on my growing private practice in Kings Hill, West Malling.
I work with young people and adults who work with me to overcome a wide range of issues including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, childhood and transition difficulties, self esteem, anger, stress, gender, relationship, work related problems, bereavement and loss.
I also have experience of working with young people and adults who are on the autistic spectrum.
I work on a one-to-one basis offering long-term and short-term counselling and can offer evening appointments and some daytime appointments are available. My practice is run from a discreet confidential setting with easy access and free parking.
I am a registered BUPA healthcare professional which enables you to use your policy allowance for our therapy sessions.
In addition to this I offer clinical supervision and training to Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Health related workers.
I supervise counsellors and psychotherapists both in training and also those that are qualified. I have experience of working as a lecturer and tutor on training courses. I ensure that I keep up to date with any changes in the industry and ensure my continual professional development by attending regular courses and conferences around the world.I originally qualified as a counsellor and extended my training to become an integrative psychotherapist with an MA from the Institute of Arts and Therapy in Education, London.
An integrative therapist works with a range of theoretical concepts tailored to meet the needs of the client including CBT, in the creative Humanistic approach.
I run Creative Arts Workshops on a regular basis within the communities I work to support well being and improve mental health.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Integrative Psychotherapist IATE / London Metropolitan University
Diploma in 1:1 and Group Clinical Supervision
Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in the Therapeutic application of the Arts
Diploma in Group Dynamics
Diploma Working with Adolescence
Post graduate member of Institute of Arts and Therapy in Education London
UKCP registered Psychotherapist
Trainer Qualification: PTLLS: City & Guilds – Level 4
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
- Arts therapies
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Discussed in first session.
BUPA approved and registered.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm Saturdays: 9am - 1pm Appointments outside of these hours are available on request.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I provide clinical supervision and training to Counsellors and Psychotherapists both in training and also those that are qualified.