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Frances Holloway

London, Greater London, N15 4NT
07895 741572 07895 741572

About me

I work from a humanistic perspective which means that I believe the relationship which develops between client and counsellor is key to facilitating understanding, acceptance, genuine regard and the potential and capacity for change.

My view is that the client is best placed to determine the focus and pace of sessions. It is my aim to facilitate this by offering a safe and confidential space where you can talk freely about yourself and your life and to engage with you openly, without judgement.

My guiding models are person-centred and existential. These approaches compliment each other well with both supporting the potential of the client to see themselves as an individual with power, freedom to change and an ability to gain a clearer understanding of their world.

I work with a diverse range of people with a wide range of issues, life experience and backgrounds. Something we share is a curiosity and desire for insight and understanding.

I have the benefit of undertaking counselling from both sides, as a client and as a counsellor, and have experienced the transformative possibilities this relationship can have. Through the counselling process, I have acquired skills which have been extraordinarily useful in determining outcomes in my own life and which have helped me in my efforts to be an open and authentic individual. I believe that I am able to use those skills to good effect, to be present, as a practitioner in the joint exploration of self-determination and agency. I offer short term, time limited and long term, open ended therapy to adults over 18.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work in private practice in North London - Seven Sisters, and have worked as an Honorary Independent Psychotherapist (HIP) with a leading UK charity. I have also worked at East London Out Project an LGBTQ project in Walthamstow, East London.

I am a Registered Member of BACP and a member of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility.

I trained in both person-centred and existential models and work with people across a wide range of experiences and backgrounds sharing a purposeful quest for insight and understanding.

  • Post-grad diploma in person-centred and existential counselling* 1996-1998
  • Foundation certificate* 1994-1995 & introduction to counselling* 1994

*All professional training courses accredited by BACP.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

An initial meeting is free and subsequent sessions are charged at £55 for 50 minutes.

I review charges on an annual basis and notify clients in advance of any change.

Further information

Location

Public transport links provide good access from North, Central and East London. I am located three minutes walk from Seven Sisters tube & rail (Victoria Line - exit 3) and South Tottenham (overground).

Buses 76, 149, 243, 476, all stop at the end of the street. Bus 41, 259 & 279, stops are five minutes walk.

My practise room is located on the first floor and therefore, regrettably, not wheelchair accessible.

Townsend Road
London
Greater London
N15 4NT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Appointments are availabile Monday to Friday from 8.00am -7.00pm

Types of client

Adults
Frances Holloway

Frances Holloway