Frances Lloyd BA (Hons) Psychol, Dip C.G, Adv. Dip. Couns. MBACP (Senior Accred)

Frances Lloyd BA (Hons) Psychol, Dip C.G, Adv. Dip. Couns. MBACP (Senior Accred)

Saville Therapies Centre
College Suite
College Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

07879 492124 / 07879492124

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About me

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 25 years experience of working with adults, couples and young people in a variety of settings. My practice is generic and based in a private therapies centre within a large GP practice in Central Newcastle upon Tyne. There is plenty of car parking nearby and the centre is only a 5 minute walk from Monument or Haymarket Metro/Bus stations.

My background was originally in Psychology (Newcastle University) followed by guidance in schools and higher education. During the 80's I undertook professional training in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Durham University and since then I have been engaged in practising, teaching and supervision.

I am skilled in and feel comfortable with using a variety of different approaches to therapeutic work and describe myself as 'eclectic' which means that I am able to offer effective therapy for most common problems and life issues. Following the introductory sessions, I aim to be clear and transparent about the approach or approaches I believe to be the most suitable. These are explained to the client in a straightforward way so that he or she can participate in choosing  a way forward.

I offer both short term focussed or goal oriented work and long term open ended work depending on the needs and budget of the client. In short term work (up to 12 sessions) there is generally a clear aim or goal agreed at the beginning which is reviewed from time to time to check on progress towards it. In longer term work, goals are also helpful but there may be more time available to explore the client's past experiences and link them to current difficulties. Understanding how problems have arisen in the first place can be reassuring and provide a solid base from which to plan new and more positive coping strategies for the future. (It is also usually possible to include some past - present work in shorter term therapy.)

It is not always clear at the outset whether short or long term is  required and in any case many clients prefer to proceed on a session by session basis without making any prior commitment to a specific number of sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Experience

  • BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist
  • BA (Hons) Psychology First Class
  • Diploma in Careers Guidance
  • Certificate in Advanced Counselling & Pastoral Care
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling Practice & Personal Development
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Intermediate Level
  • Psychodynamics in Practice. (Regional Dept Psychotherapy)
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Parts 1 and 2
  • Substantial training in: Transactional Analysis, Brief Solution Focussed Therapy, Couple Counselling, Use of Imagery in Psychotherapy & Supervision.


  • Private Practice - individuals or couples fund their own therapy
  • NHS/GP Practices - referrals from doctors and other health professionals
  • NHS & Local Government staff counselling
  • Employees from local companies - referred to me directly or through Employee Support Programmes
  • Higher Education - counselling students and staff & teaching students at two local universities
  • Addictions Agency - working with clients with alcohol and other substance dependencies
  • Community/Adult Education - tutoring Confidence Building, Assertiveness, Stress Management, Women into Work courses
  • Supervision of other Therapists, Occupational Psychologists, Prison Officers and groups of Cancer Care Workers

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Assertiveness, Family Issues, Health Issues.


Individual initial and subsequent appointments             £55.00
Couple initial and subsequent appointments                 £60.00
Supervision 1.5 Hours                                                £72.50
Full time student, unwaged and trainee discount          £45.00                            Organisations                                                            £55-£75

Maps & Directions

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8JG

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Tuesdays 3pm - 6:30pm Thursdays 10am - 1pm Fridays 10am - 3:30pm

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme