Frances Maclean MBACP & BPC Registered Counsellor

Frances Maclean MBACP & BPC  Registered Counsellor

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About me

I am an experienced and qualified psychodynamic counsellor working with all ages of adults (individuals) in a safe, confidential space in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. I have a wide experience including working with relationships, anxiety, depression,panic attacks, bereavement & loss, anger and self worth. Counselling can also be of help to those who have experienced loss of meaning in their lives or for those seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships.

My Approach

As a qualified psychodynamic therapist  I will work with you in a non-directive way so that together we can explore what is troubling you.

Some of the feelings, thoughts and experiences that you struggle with today may well be connected to the situations or relationships you find yourself in now but others may arise from an unconscious part of yourself; an inner world of forgotten feelings or unresolved experiences that influence the way you think and feel today.

We can explore together how underlying emotional issues may be impacting on you and your relationships. As this understanding is gained, it can be very freeing, allowing you to find fresh and creative ways to approach your life.

How long does counselling last?

I usually work in an open-ended way which means that we will not fix the number of sessions at the start. We will continue until you feel ready to end.

I can also work in a time-limited way, usually 6 to 12 sessions  which we agree at the start. Some people find this helpful if this is their first experience of counselling.  it can also be effective in dealing with recent onset difficulties such as bereavement, relationship breakdown or redundancy.

We meet on a weekly basis at the same time and on the same day and sessions last for 50 minutes.

What happens next?

If you would like to arrange an initial consultation, please e-mail me or phone on 07503 040785. I use this first session as an assessment - an exploration of why you are coming now, what you are hoping for from counselling, your present situation and your past history. It is also an opportunity for you to decide whether I am the right therapist for you.

You may also want to look at my website: which provides some more information about me and you can send me an e-mail via the "contact me" section on this if you prefer.

The cost of this first session is £30, please see fees section below for further details.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS) -training accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

Associate Programme, GCS - training accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council

Certificate in Counselling Skills, GCS - training accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council

Registered member of the BACP

Registered member of the BPC

Specialist training in brief dynamic therapy

Over 5 years experience working in counselling agencies including Gloucestershire Counselling Service and Cotswold Counselling

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


Fees are usually £50 per 50 minute session unless there are very specific circumstances which make this difficult in which case this should be discussed at the initial consultation.

The fee for the initial consultation is £30.

Further information

My consulting room is easy to find with ample parking nearby, both free  (2-hour spaces) and public car parks. It is in the town centre which has many independent shops, cafes and coffee shops nearby.

Accessibility- my consulting room is on the ground floor and has disabled access.

Maps & Directions

Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

Ample parking (2 hr free public parking) close to consulting room

Types of client

Older adults