Frances Taylor

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Therapy for Adults, Children and Adolescents. Supervisor
Available for new clients
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Sidcup DA14 & Bromley BR1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome. I offer Therapy to Adults, Children and Young people. An experienced Counsellor, I'm here to listen and offer support. Exploring Children's emotional health and issues, Anxiety, Loss, Trauma, Addictions, Depression, Family issues and more.

I'm an experienced Counsellor and Supervisor based in Sidcup, working from a client centred base with Adults, Children, Teens and Young People, incorporating aspects of Integrative therapies tailored to your individual needs. I'm a specialist Diversity Practitioner, Children's Therapist and Looked After Children Therapist. I support students during their academic or creative journey and have lots of experience within schools, creative arts, and local performance art colleges.

Helping you deal with issues including Anxiety, relationship issues, social anxiety, ADHD, addictions, Child and Adolescent issues, Neurodiversity, loss and bereavement. Experienced working in NHS, Education, Agency, Charities, Private Sector and community settings. Availability at flexible times from morning to after school or work.

I work with services in Bromley, Bexley, Sevenoaks, Dartford, Lewisham and Greenwich boroughs to provide a high standard of support as a Child and family Counsellor . I also work as a Diversity Specialist Practitioner, and was a speaker for World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th at the Piccadilly Theatre in London.

Would you like a space just for you, to share your feelings with someone where there is empathy and understanding, a journey to be heard and the freedom to release whatever is weighing you down? Maybe you have been considering talking to someone but felt anxious or unsure which way to turn, to take the first step towards therapeutic support.

Have a look at my Supervision profile if you are a counsellor, student or allied professional worker. I supervise in charities, local services, education, healthcare and other settings.

I am a member of the BACP, and have passed the certificate of proficiency, an enhanced level of quality in practice. I am also a member of ACAMH, the leading organisation for therapists working with Children & Adolescents.

I am a Qualified Substance Misuse Counsellor and trained Bereavement Counsellor.  I recognise the difficulties faced in the process of grief and coping with loss. The feelings of anxiety, sadness, depression, anger, disbelief and shock. I am able to support those struggling with addictions across the scale, from seeking recovery, abstinence and the journey along the way. I work with addictions and related patterns, such as the impacts on your relationships.
A trained school Counsellor, I work with children of all ages (4-18 yrs). I've worked in Primary and Secondary schools, a specialist centre with talking and creative therapies, Private Practice, local services and other settings with children and young people.

I started my journey working with Complex Mental Health issues 23 years ago within the South London and Maudesley NHS Trust.

I provide one to one counselling for both long and shorter term work. This could be a structured contract of 6-10 sessions, or ongoing where there are issues you would like to explore in more depth. There is no time limit.

I have over 23 years experience working with diverse communities, and incorporate culture and faith into my work as therapist. I work with clients with Complex Mental Health needs and those whose first language is not English. I support access to therapy for minority groups, and Women's health. I have a particular interest in this area, including post natal depression, children of a post natal mother and related attachment issues, and impact of women's health conditions on the mind and body.

The therapy space is calm and welcoming, with street parking and direct transport links outside both practices.
My practice in Sidcup is next to the High Street with street parking outside and transport links. 
I have a central location in Bromley town centre. It's close to all amenities, direct parking and transport links, bus stop outside.

I cover all local areas - including Swanley, Dartford and villages, Sidcup, Bromley, Bexley, Croydon, Eltham, Sevenoaks, Orpington, Lewisham, Greenwich and surrounding towns. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of BACP and ACAMH, the leading organisation for Children's Emotional Support.

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BACP L4 Diploma in Substance Misuse Counselling

LC&CTA L6 Msc. Supervision Certificate.

Specialist Disability and Cross cultural therapist with over 25 years of experience, including articles written for the press. My own experiences have just been published in a national report for Headway (May 2024)

Experienced Looked After Children/Local Authority Psychotherapist

Risk Assessment Training 

CBT For Anxiety, Depression and Low Self esteem
St Christopher's Hospice Certificate in Bereavement Training for Counsellors
Place2Be School Counsellor Training and Safeguarding Certificate
Place2Be Working with Metaphor, Secondary School Trained Counsellor, SENCO, Attachment Theories and self awareness of counsellor, Helping Children Tell their stories, Making Endings with Children.

West Kent MIND Full Induction Training - November 2016
MIND in Bexley Training Induction Certificate
Specialist Training in Bereavement in West African Communities
Attachment Theories with Colin Murray Parkes Certificate
Improving Mental Health Services for Young Adults - Transition into Adulthood

Improving the Quality of Perinatal Mental Health Services
Engaging with Gypsy and Traveller Communities - Bromley Healthcare
8 Module Training Certificate CRI Bromley

I worked at CRI as a Group Facilitator with attendees from 2 - 25 people, from Ambulatory Detox to maintaining recovery. I worked as group facilitator using 12 step programmes, SMART recovery and my own work, with a diverse client base.
Memorial Support Counsellor/ Facilitator at St Christopher's Hospice, attended by over 200 bereaved family and friends.

Member organisations

BACP
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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialist needs of local communities, hidden impairments and disabilities, Anxiety, Depression, Epilepsy and neurological issues including head injuries, Twins, IBS/Crohns/Coeliac, gynaecological conditions including endometriosis.
I am a specialist in attachment theory and the experience in children and development. This is a key part of my work with both children, young people and adults.
Relationships between different races and cultures, Children and Families of mixed cultures and races, nature as therapy, improving services for adult survivors of a post natal childhood and new Mums or Mums to be, Support for guardians/carers of children in Social Care Services.
Economic change and workplace support - including job loss, TUPE, discrimination, capability, flexible working, equality, stress and bullying.
Experienced worker addressing gaps in local service provisions and working to promote change with other agencies, such as Directorates, Service Heads and Chief Executives.

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Fees

From £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

Individuals (Adults, Children and Young People) -  £60 - £70 per therapeutic hour/session.

As clearly set out in my contract, the full fee applies when 24 hours or less cancellation of your appointment is given.

Students - Selected spaces come available for a reduced rate

Insurance/Health Care providers accepted, also known as Employee Assistance Programs(EAP).  Registered with CiC, Health Assured, Workplace Options and other EAPs

Supervision - £60 one to one per hour. Group Supervision - contact me for details/cost. £40 for counselling students

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Flexible day and evening appointments Monday to Thursday, between 9am - 7pm. Subject to availability

Further information

I have passed the BACP Certificate of Proficiency, ensuring enhanced awareness of your needs from a professional perspective.
I hold a current enhanced DBS Certificate
I hold specialist skills and experience supporting clients with disabilities (including hidden conditions), Common to Complex Mental health including anxiety and personality conditions, diversity and inter-cultural work, bereavement, trauma, training, workplace support and palliative care.
I have my own transport to work with clients and staff in schools, one to one, agency settings or for EAP work.
I work with Foster carers, guardians and children, and was a respite carer for looked after children in Bromley .

I am trained in Mental Health First Aid with West Kent Mind.

Sidcup, Kent, DA14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access
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.

Both my Bromley and Sidcup practices are fully accessible ground floor premises.

Additional languages

I can offer support to those whose first language is not English

Online platforms

Zoom
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Are you looking for enriching diversity friendly supervision? I'm an experienced Supervisor working with children, teens, students and adults.

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Frances Taylor
Frances Taylor