Francesca Castronovo - BA, MBACP (Accred): Integrative-Relational Counsellor
I am an accredited counsellor with NHS experience and a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I am currently working at Kingston Bereavement Services. I have had past experience in running a counselling service at a local GP practice in Kingston and working at the Kingston Women's Centre. I have a counselling practice in the Richmond upon Thames.
What I can offer
Through counselling you are able to understand and deal with life's everyday pressures. The unique relationship between counsellor and client can help explore thoughts and feelings so that we are able to understand ourselves, our situations and our own issues in a better way. Acquiring these skills of understanding and awareness can help in making more positive choices in our lives, understanding our past and present and moving forward into the future.
I offer individual counselling and work with a range of issues including abuse, addictions, anger management, bereavement, identity problems, personal development, depression, loss, mental health issues, self-esteem, self harm, trauma, work related issues and general counselling.
I can offer long-term face-to-face, short-term face-to-face, telephone and time-limited counselling. Each person is unique and I tailor the therapy to the personal needs of the individual.
Who I work with
I welcome working with clients age 16 + irrespective of gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity, cultural/religious background or nationality.
Types of therapies offered
I am specialised in a range of therapeutical approaches enabling me to tailor my approach to the individual needs of each client which may include:
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA in Integrative-Relational Counselling, Middlesex University
- Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate
- Level 3 Counselling Skills Diploma
- Level 3 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
I regularly attend workshops for continued professional development some of which have included:
- working with bereavement and suicidal clients,
- personal development
- working with dreams
- Mental health in teenagers
- Sexual Abuse
As an accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I follow their Guidelines for Good Practice. You can read these on their website www.bacp.co.uk.
I have full professional indenminty insurance with Balens.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
The initial consultation is an opportunity to tell me about yourself and to discuss a relevant counselling approach and the number of sessions that would be suitable.
Fees per session are £60.00 for 50 minutes.
Counselling and Therapy Students: £50.00
I offer concessions to individuals on low income or benefits, subject to discussion.
Although I am bi-lingual in English and Italian, I only offer complete counselling sessions in English.
Consulting from - RICHMOND TW9
Principally practising ASCA, based in Richmond, just 8 minutes from Richmond Tube (District & Circle Line) or mainline. There are regular buses, as well as car parking facilities around the corner.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Morning, daytime and evening appointments available. Please call or email me for further details.
Types of client