Francesca Ambrosini-Spaul

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MBACP (Accred), Dip. Integrative Counselling
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Colchester, Essex, CO3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

“it’s ok not to be ok.”

Emotion can be overwhelming. You may feel pressure to change or feel unable to be true to yourself.   Sometimes, past experiences can pull you down. You may feel shame or guilt, or feel completely lost and sad, or stuck in a behaviour pattern that you don’t know how to stop. You may want to change your life but simply do not believe you can. You may not know how to. People may tell you that you should be strong and carry on.

How would you feel if I told you that it is ok not to be ok, that your feelings are important and what you want from life matters?

I work with people from all walks of life and I have had the privilege to witness the positive transformation and resilience that people have. You are not alone and I know change is possible.

I am passionate about helping people and this began with a degree in Educational sciences. It gave me in-depth insight of the human condition. I can help you to find and develop your own resilience to overcome the difficult times in your life.

I can help with a variety of issues such as:




Low self-confidence/Self-esteem


Relationships issues




Addiction and more

I work with adults, young adults and couples.

My approach

My approach to counselling is integrative which reflects my belief that each person is unique and, given the right conditions, has the potential to grow and move forward in their own way.

I work in a creative way offering a calm, genuine and warm atmosphere. Everything we discuss is confidential.

I practise from a safe and professional space and this is easily reached by public transport. Parking is available also.

Appointments :

If you have any questions or you would like to book an appointment, please get in touch. You can email, text or call and we can have an informal chat about how to move forward. If I am unavailable please leave a message and I will get in touch as soon as I can.

I can offer face to face, online (Zoom, Skype or FaceTime) and telephone appointments.

What’s happen next?

The initial contact will be an opportunity for you to asks me any questions you may have regarding the counselling process and my way of working. I will also have the opportunity to introduce myself to you. You can then decide if you would like to book an initial session. You can come to counselling as much as you want and need. I offer long term and short term sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Life-Force
  • Certificate in couple counselling, Life-Force 
  • Certificate in Emotionally Focus Therapy: Attachment-base interventions for couples in crisis , Dr Sue Johnson, PESI
  • Certificate in Solution Focus Brief Therapy, Elliott Connie, PESI
  • Certificate in working with bereavement and complex grief, BACP
  • Certificate Anger Management, Martin Hogg, BACP
  • Certificate Integrative Trauma Treatment, Janine Fisher, PESI

I am an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
As a member of the BACP I abide by their ethical Framework for Good Practice.
This means I follow a framework to ensure good practice, part of which is to have regular clinical supervision.

I have an up-to-date  DBS enhanced certificate .

My professional development is ongoing.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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 Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 - £60.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • BUPA

Additional information

£50 per session
£60 couples counselling per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekdays and evenings.

Appointments :

I can offer face to face, online (Zoom, Skype or FaceTime) and telephone appointments.

Further information

Free parking

Colchester, Essex, CO3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Francesca Ambrosini-Spaul
Francesca Ambrosini-Spaul