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About me

I am a qualified professional counsellor and trained in Person Centred Counselling at the University of Brighton.

I currently run my private practice in Brighton and Hove where I work with individuals and couples and I have worked in the past in both charitable and college settings with adults and young people. As well as working as a counsellor, I have also worked as a tutor teaching counselling skills courses in a college setting.

My aim is to provide a safe, non-judgemental and accepting space for you to explore in absolute confidence your life, feelings, thoughts and difficulties that you may be experiencing.

I work in a humanistic way which means that I believe that every person is unique and has the ability to grow towards their own full potential and find their own answers within themselves.  My wish is to help you explore and make sense of your situation and be with you on your journey as you work through your issues.

I strongly believe in finding a way of working that most suits you, and in offering you a space that most reflects your needs, so I often draw on different approaches to produce a unique therapy adapted to your own wants and wishes.

I have considerable experience and a professional interest in working with issues around anxiety, low self-esteem, relationships issues, personal development, boarding school survivors, endometriosis, pregnancy issues and miscarriage.

I work in an LGBTQ+ Affirmative way and I welcome people from all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Having a multi-cultural background I welcome working with people for whom English is not their first language and offer counselling in both English and Italian.

Please contact me by phone or email if you wish to find out more about counselling or if you want to book a FREE introductory session.

You can also visit my website: www.fdcounsellingbrighton.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor and have been awarded a 036660_logo.jpgBritish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Degree from the University of Brighton.

I have a background in the Mental Health sector and I worked for a number of years with clients with a variety of mental health conditions and complex needs in Oxfordshire and Sussex. As well as working as a counsellor, I also worked as a tutor teaching counselling skills courses in a college setting.

I am British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered and I am committed to continuing professional development and attend regular training and workshops to inform and broaden my practice.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Boarding School Survivors
  • Major Life Changes
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Low self-esteem and confidence
  • Relationship issues
  • Pregnancy Issues and Miscarriage
  • Endometriosis

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Photos & videos


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer the first session free of charge

This offers the opportunity for us to discuss your needs and what you hope to achieve from counselling, as well as giving us the chance to get to know each other and to decide if we can work together.

Following sessions will last 50 minutes each and will be offered on a weekly basis.

My Fees:
Between £45 to £55 depending on what you can afford.

Couple Counselling: £70

I offer a limited number of concessions to students.


Daytime sessions.

East Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Languages offered



Francesca Durosini - Humanistic Counsellor - BACP Reg.

Francesca Durosini - Humanistic Counsellor - BACP Reg.