Frances Howlett MBACP (Accred). BACP Registered Counsellor & Supervisor
Sometimes we feel lonely even when we are not alone. It is often difficult to talk with those who are close to us. Having someone who will not only listen to you, but will enable you to feel heard is a very important step toward feeling more positive, empowered and motivated.
Life can sometimes be overwhelming and reaching out is often difficult. We may think that our "stuff" is not as important as someone else's; not traumatic enough. There doesn't have to be a trauma; there are no "rules" for seeing a counsellor. Sometimes we might just need some support or someone to talk to. Perhaps support to help us to unpick or to cope with any difficulties or experiences, past or present. Everyday life can present us with challenges and difficulties. These need not be faced alone.
We are often affected by what some people perceive to be everyday events such as moving house or changing jobs or school. But this can create a huge feeling of upheaval. We can sometimes feel displaced when we experience something life changing like separation/divorce or the end of a relationship; short or long term.
Becoming a parent or a step-parent can sometimes be daunting and present its own challenges.
Changes such as redundancy or a long term career change such as civilian life after leaving the forces. Perhaps even returning home after being away on a tour of duty. A feeling of "belonging" can be very important. So too is feeling we have a place of safety.
Abuse, abandonment, anger, jealousy, insecurity,anxiety, loss and bereavement, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, SAD, trauma, relationships, partnerships, family issues, carer responsibilities, stress and feeling down: These are some of the many issues which may be affecting your quality of life.
For whatever reason you may be experiencing any of these, whether it is caused by issues within a relationship, bullying, sexuality, gender, work pressures (or study pressures), life events, childhood experiences or trauma, health, PTSD or any kind of trauma, counselling is a good first step toward addressing the problems and moving forward positively with your life.
Problems can often be more manageable if shared in the right circumstances with the right person. We often have times when there is so much going on that everything feels tangled and difficult to deal with or even make sense of. Counselling can help to separate things out so that they can be looked at and dealt with independently.
No one wants to tag onto the end of a long waiting list. Whatever is going on for you is going on now! I do my absolute best to allocate appointments as soon as possible.
Counselling offers a safe, confidential, non-judgemental way of exploring any issues or difficulties you may be experiencing; placing priority and importance on you and your feelings. As an accredited counsellor I can work with you to help you move forward at your own pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and an accredited and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I have a wide experience of working with all types of issues and with various age groups. My work has included counselling young people in a school based setting. I also have extensive experience of working with male and female victims and survivors of all types of abuse, trauma, rape and sexual violence. This includes current, historical and childhood abuse and trauma.
My service is available to individuals and couples. Couples counselling is open to not just married couples but to those living in civil partnerships, living together, parent-child, siblings, friends, employee-employer; in fact any person to person relationship. Workplace and school counselling (students and staff) can also be offered by arrangement.
I offer a confidential counselling and supervision service which is respectful, non-judgemental and non-discriminatory. I am available to work with clients on a long term or short term basis.
My practice is based in Wisbech in peaceful and private surroundings with spacious, designated private parking (although parking is safe I do need to mention that it is at visitor's own risk). There is also access to a main bus route. I am in easy reach of the Fenland area, Peterborough and parts of Lincolnshire and Norfolk. Geographically I am quite central!
Please note that for reasons of safety and security children under the age of 16 must not be left waiting in cars unattended by an adult.
A Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the BACP UK Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
An Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Qualified Counselling Supervisor (Lindum College Lincoln ISPC & BACP endorsed course)
Qualified in Counselling Children & Adolescents (Lindum College Lincoln ISPC & BACP endorsed course)
- BACP Accreditation
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Diploma (with distinction) in Counselling Supervision
- Diploma (with distinction) in Counselling Children & Adolescents
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
- Certificate in Understanding Substance Misuse
- Certificate in Equality and Diversity
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Teenagers/Adolescents and Young People
Counselling Trainees/Students (also Supervision in placements available)
Older Adults (seniors)
Services and Ex Services Personnel
Emergency Services Personnel (current and former)
Work/School/Study Pressure and/or Anxiety
Gender Dysphoria/Transgender issues
Mid-Life associated issues
Supervision of Qualified and Trainee Counsellors
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
My fees are:
£30.00 per hour for individuals (90 minute appointments available at £45.00 please state this requirement when booking appointment if wanted)
£15.00 per ½ hour starter appointments available for under 14’s
£40.00 per hour for couples.(90 minute appointments available at £60.00 please state this requirement when booking appointment if wanted)
£45.00 per hour for groups
£40.00 per hour for Schools, Workplace, EAP, Organisations, Agencies etc.
£45.00 per hour and half Supervision session (please see supervision profile for further details)
Some concessions (for counselling) are available for counselling students. Please contact me for details.
I want my counselling service to be affordable and accessible to all to enable consistency and continuity of service. I hope my fee charges reflect this commitment.
Evening and daytime appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Some weekend appointments may be available under special circumstances.
I also welcome enquiries/referrals from Employer Assisted Programmes, G.P’s and other health professionals, agencies and charities. Work places, schools and colleges (for staff, students, parents).
Skype sessions may be possible (also £30.00 per session in advance of session), but I would ask that first contact is made by telephone or email to enquire. Parental/Carer consent is required for under 18's
Child and Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding Training
Child and Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding Training in a Faith Setting
Child Protection Training
Sand Tray Therapy
Using Mindfulness in Counselling
Working With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Methods of Unpacking Trauma
Counselling Client Couples
Counselling Survivors and Victims of Abuse
Working with Emotional, Physical and Mental Bullying
Unlocking Abuse and Managing Its Implications
Working with Loss & Bereavement
Working with Anger and Fear
Working with Abandonment and Attachment Issues
Counselling Clients Through Family Issues
Techniques in Counselling – Applying Theory to Practice
Counselling with Tools and Props
Understanding Cultural Diversity
Awareness of Females as Sex Offenders
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments are available Monday to Friday throughout the daytime and evening. First appointment 8.30am. Last appointment 8.30pm For Skype sessions please phone first to discuss details.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Supervision should be Normative, Formative and Restorative.