Frances Rayner ~ Registered Member MBACP
Hello. I am a fully qualified humanistic counsellor with experience of working with young people and adults in a variety of settings.
I am incredibly passionate about the work I do and the healing opportunities which counselling can offer. Counselling can benefit people in different ways and there are no guarantees, but generally, the more you put into counselling the more you'll get from it.
Throughout your counselling journey, I will really listen to you and focus on what you need. We will work together to explore and work through any problems you are facing.
What do clients say?
"Frances is the best listener, combining true compassionate attention with the right level of correctly chosen probing questions, which lead you to the heart of where you couldn't have got to without her. A truly safe space to discover what you might not have wanted to admit even to yourself, and feel accepted and cherished as you are. I come away feeling optimistic, having developed specific ideas to put into action to improve my life". Naomi, September 2020
If you would like to find out more about how I can help, please do get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
2018 - present day: Counsellor at Devon Holistic Therapies (private practice), supporting adults on a long term basis.
2018 - 2019: Counsellor at Young Devon, supporting young people aged 11-19 on a short-term basis.
2018 - 2020: Counsellor at The University of Plymouth, supporting students aged 18+ on a short-term basis.
2017 - 2018: Counsellor at SPACE, supporting adults on a long term basis.
2016 - 2018: Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, The Dartmoor Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
What should I expect at my first counselling session?
During your first session, I will give you space and time to talk about your difficulties and decide whether counselling is the best type of help for you. The focus will be on how you feel about your present life and what you hope to gain from going to counselling.
- £40 per hour
Concessions offered for
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