Frances (Frankie) Halliday

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Dip CBT; Dip (Children & Young People); BA, Pg Cert
Available for new clients
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Alloa FK10 & Stirling FK7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Frances (I prefer Frankie!) and I’ve been working as a counsellor since 2009, having a ‘person-centred’ base of training. This means I understand the value of a non-judgmental, safe place to talk, where you can be heard and accepted within a genuine, safe, and compassionate therapeutic relationship. I believe all of us can flourish and grow, with the right support and environment.

I work with adults, children & young people, and specialise in CBT Counselling (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). I offer this within an integrative approach, to help you explore your patterns of thinking or relating to enhance helpful patterns and work to your strengths.  

Additionally, I am trained in counselling for children and young people; supporting them with a wide range of concerns, according to their stage of development, and offer a range of play and creative approaches. I have experience as a school counsellor with children and young people aged 3 - 21 years old, and also in an independent school for young people with ASC and anxiety.

We are all different - I offer a flexible approach according to your needs, style and preferences to help counselling be the most effective for you. I value diversity and welcome ALL.
I am glad to support you with any issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship concerns
  • Loss / Bereavement
  • Sexual / Physical / Emotional / Spiritual Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Attachment trauma
  • Sexuality (LGBTQ+ affirming)
  • Eating Distress
  • Self Harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Low self-esteem
  • Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC)
  • Care-experiences
  • Physiological illness / Pain / Chronic ill health
  • Eco-anxiety

This list is not exhaustive and I know life and our concerns do not always fit into clear categories, and my experience and interests extend beyond this list. Please do get in touch with any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dip CBT; Dip Counselling (Children & Young People); PgCert Clinical Supervision; Accredited Registered Counsellor (ACC)

Safe and Professional Practice

I am passionate about growth and development and am committed also to my own personal and professional development.  Recently I have taken further training in:

  • Safeguarding
  • ASIST – Advanced Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Online safety and cyberbullying
  • Mental Health Law
  • Information Governance
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Trauma and the body, trauma and PTSD (Janina Fisher)
  • Moving Your Practice Online
  • Supporting the mental health of young people – and parents (Dan Hughes)
  • Mindfulness
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Tackling the mental health crisis for children and young people


All counsellors need regular supervision.  I meet with a Clinical Supervisor, at least once a month, to reflect on my client work, to ensure I am working effectively and helpfully for you.  Whilst I may share themes of our work with my supervisor, I do not share information that would allow them to identify you.

I am also trained and experienced as a Clinical Supervisor.  I recognise the value of individual supervision in providing counsellors with a dedicated space for reflective practice and supporting other counsellors in their professional development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors and Linked Professions is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

Accredited register membership

Association for Christian Counsellors
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Association for Christian Counsellors


£40.00 - £50.00

Additional information

Online counselling can feel more intense, as we don’t have the natural pauses or silences that can occur in person. I offer 45-minute sessions online for £40.

In person appointments are available for 50 minute sessions, for £50

Please do get in touch if you wish to discuss this or have any questions.

Clinical Supervision is available for professionals for £50 / hour 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

If you feel you would like counselling, but my availability doesn't match, please get in touch. I'm happy to look further at my diary to see if there is a different time that might work.

Further information

Ethical Practice and Accreditation

Counsellors, by nature of our work, often support vulnerable people. Therefore it is essential to ensure a safe and ethical practice. I am registered and accredited by the ACC – Association of Christians in Counselling, and I commit to following their Code of Ethics and Practice. The ACC’s register has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under its Accredited Registers programme.

I subscribe to the DBS Update Service, and have an Enhanced DBS, as well as a PVG for working with vulnerable adults and young people.

Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10

Stirling, Stirling, FK7

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Online platforms



In person

Having trained in Clinical Supervision with the University of Derby I have experience supervising professionals to support and develop their practice.

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Frances (Frankie) Halliday
Frances (Frankie) Halliday