Frances King FdSc Counselling MBACP
Due to Covid 19, I am currently working online , or by telephone.
I realise that in the current climate ,some people are suffering a loss of income , and are struggling financially. If you are in this position , I am offering concessionary rates
I have a wide range of therapeutic skills offering me the flexibility to work with you in a way which you find most helpful. This could be short term counselling, for example to help reduce anxiety or stress. It could be longer term counselling to explore past issues which are having a negative affect on your life and happiness
I will work with you to form a strong healing relationship built on trust, honesty, and mutual respect in order to provide an environment of open exploration into whatever is troubling you.
Some people find is difficult to express their feelings in words, so I often work with the transpersonal, other forms of communication. This could be using creative ways to work, for example drawing, or sand play therapy. It could be working with metaphor, or helping a client link their emotions to physical feelings. Everyone is different, so I aim to ensure each person is comfortable with the way we work together.
I work with individuals, and do not offer couples counselling at the moment .
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdSc Counselling - Integrative ( University of Greenwich)
- NCFE Level 1 award in Interpersonal skills
- NCFE Level 2 award in helping skills
- NCFE Level 3 award in Counselling skills and theory
- Diploma in Cognative Behavioural therapy ( CBT)
- Enhanced DBS certificate
- 3 years volunteering at the Royal Surrey hospital, counselling Cancer patients and their families.
- 17 years working as a self employed holistic therapist.
- I previously volunteered at a secondary school, counselling pupils.
Further training for continued professional development:
- Mental Health First Aid
- Sand Play Therapy
- Working with Anxiety
- NLP (neuro linguistic processing)
Single session therapy
- Biodynamic psychotherapy
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with the transpersonal, this could be using tools to help you access your emotions for example using sandplay, pictures or coins.
It could be exploring sub personalities, what masks we all use to face the world.
I may work with images or metaphor if my client finds this useful.
I realise that due to the fight against Coronavirus, some people are suffering a loss of income , and are struggling financially. If you are in this position , I am offering concession rates . Please contact me, so we can discuss your rate .
please email me for details
My usual charge is £45 er session.
Concessions offered for
When you have decided counselling may be helpful for you, the next decision is which counsellor to choose? It is so important to find someone you are comfortable to work with. If you think I might be right for you ,we can go ahead bad book an appointment. Please contact me via email . If you would prefer to have an informal chat first, contact me via email , so we can arrange a mutually convenient time to chat .