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About me

have a strong background in Nursing and Health Visiting, so listening to peoples' difficulties in confidence has always been at the centre of my work. We all need to be heard and accepted whatever the problem and it doesn't necessarily need a crisis for us to acknowledge that we need help.

As a counsellor I prefer to practice psychodynamically, which means linking current behaviour and relationships with peoples' past experiences and relationships. However, I can also help clients to overcome their difficulties by using solution-focussed therapy and CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy).

My private practice is in a confidential setting in Rutland and there is adequate parking space available. However during the COVID 19 pandemic I can offer Clients sessions using Face Time, Zoom or by Telephone calls.
If you decide to contact me you will initially be offered an assessment session (no charge), and if we feel that counselling is appropriate we can then arrange to meet for weekly sessions.

Areas of counselling I can help with: abuse, adolescent issues, anxiety, bereavement and loss, bullying, depression, eating disorders, family problems, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, panic attacks, self-harm, stress, relationship issues, the ageing process and its challenges.

Clients I work with include, adults, older adults, and young people 16 years+

Training, qualifications & experience

  • RGN   Guy's Hosp, London
  • Obstetrics King's College Hosp, London
  • Health Visitor
  • Counselling in Eating Disorders Cert.
  • PG Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Leicester).

    I am a member of BACP, and am bound by their code of conduct guidelines. I have regular supervision in line with the ethical framework for good practice, I am DSB checked, and I hold professional indemnity insurance.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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


Additional information

I offer long-term or short-term therapy to individuals 15years+ (£40)

Individual counselling
Introductory session: Free
Following session fees: £45.00 (concessions available) made payable by cash/cheque at the beginning of each (50 minute) session.

Couples counselling
Introductory joint session: £50 Joint sessions thereafter: £50
Individual sessions thereafter: £45

Sessions can be terminated at any time but at least 24 hours notice must be given if the session needs to be cancelled, otherwise the full fee will be charged.

Counselling is always confidential.  The nature of this confidentiality will be explained to you in detail during your introductory session along with information regarding client counsellor contract.
For confidential enquiries, please contact me on:
Mobile 07913513809 (If I am with a client my phone will be turned off.  Do please leave a message and I will return your call)

Email: fran@equilibrium-counselling.co.uk


Monday-Friday 9.30am to 7.30pm.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Frances Harrisson

Frances Harrisson