Frances Palmer-Thompson

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Foundation Degree Arts in Integrative Counselling / MBACP
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Oldbury, West Midlands, B68
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I’m Fran, an integrative counsellor here to walk alongside you through life’s twists and turns. Life can throw some pretty tough stuff our way, and managing thoughts and feelings can be quite the maze. If you’re finding it a bit tricky right now, know that it’s okay—I’ve been there too. Sometimes, all you need is someone willing to lend an ear, and that’s exactly what I’m here for. I get it; sharing your problems and difficulties can feel like opening up a whole can of worms. But, it’s also the first step to making sense of everything. In this safe space, we can unpack those thoughts, and dissect those feelings.
Whether it's the ache of grief and loss, the weight of anxiety, the shadows of depression, or the complexities of relationships, our one-on-one sessions offer a safe haven. Together, we navigate these intricacies, forging a path to healing and connection tailored to your story.
Understanding the challenges on your journey can be overwhelming, but you’re not alone. I’m here to provide warm support. When you’re ready, let’s connect and delve into how I can assist. Your unique needs matter, and I’m genuinely honoured to be part of your journey, offering guidance and support just for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed NCFE Levels 2 and 3 in Counselling skills, and obtained the Foundation Degree Arts in Integrative Counselling at Newman University in Birmingham.

Additionally, I have a Level 4 Certificate in Visual Impairment from Birmingham City University and I am a accredited Sight Loss Counsellor.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Up to £36.00
Free initial telephone or online session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Oldbury, West Midlands, B68

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams