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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:

Anxiety

Depression

Stress

Low self-confidence/Self-esteem

Relationships issues

Loss/Bereavement

Anger

Abuse

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.

Certificate in couple counselling.

Certificate in Solution Focus Therapy

I am a 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 certificate .

My professional development is ongoing.

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00

Additional information

£40 per session
£50 couples counselling per session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS checked

Additional languages

Italian

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Francesca Ambrosini-Spaul

Francesca Ambrosini-Spaul