Frances King FdSc Counselling MBACP
I work within an integrative counselling model, which offers 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 now.
I work with my clients to form a strong working alliance between us, building 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 currently volunteer 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)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Work-related stress
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.
Photos & videos
I charge £40 per session, which lasts 50 minutes, however I am happy to discuss a reduced fee for long term counselling.
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 , I suggest we have an informal chat first . You can phone and speak to me or leave me a message as to a convenient time to call back. If you prefer, you can make initial contact via email.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Thursdays morning, Thursday evening, Friday evening.
Types of client