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Frances Maclean MBACP & BPC Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Moreton In Marsh GL56 & Charlbury OX7
07503 040785 07503 040785 Registered / Accredited
Moreton In Marsh GL56 & Charlbury OX7

About me

I am an experienced and qualified psychodynamic counsellor & psychotherapist working with all ages of adults on a one to one basis. I work from my consulting rooms in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire and Charlbury, Oxfordshire.  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.

Covid-19

Following official guidance regarding the coronavirus I have not been seeing clients in my consulting rooms over the last few months.  I am continuing to see clients using the Zoom or Skype online platforms or by FaceTime or phone and I am still accepting new clients.  I am now also seeing some clients for face to face sessions from my consulting room in Charlbury.

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.

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 may also be linked to your past experiences which may have been forgotten or unresolved and may be having a powerful influence on the way you think and feel now.

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.  This may be a few weeks or months; some clients choose to have therapy for several years.

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 with clients having either one or two sessions a week depending on their needs. The sessions are usually at the same time and on the same day(s) each week 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 and for us to think about how your needs can best be met.

You may also want to look at my website: www.francesmaclean.co.uk 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.

I charge £50 per session, 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

Currently undertaking further professional training as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at the Society of Analytical Psychology, London

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

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 £50.

Further information

Moreton in Marsh: My consulting room has 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. The consulting room is on the ground floor and has disabled access. There are toilets on the ground floor.

Charlbury: My consulting room has ample parking nearby (a few minutes walk). It is in the centre of the town and there is a cafe nearby.  The consulting room is on the first floor accessed by stairs.  There are toilets on the ground floor.

Sheep Streey
Charlbury
Oxfordshire
OX7

Moreton In Marsh
Gloucestershire
GL56

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

ample free parking close to both consulting rooms. Charlbury: room is on the first floor accessed by stairs Moreton-in-Marsh: room is on the ground floor

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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Frances Maclean MBACP & BPC  Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Frances Maclean MBACP & BPC Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist