About me

I offer one to one and group sessions in private practice.

I have many years of life experience working in the mental health system, schools and hostels.

Sometimes the world can feel a harsh and lonely place, none of us are really alone, although it can feel that way. We might begin to feel depressed, hopeless and anxious. We can not get the lives we want on our own.

You can reach out and get the help you need.

We will work together to develop a therapeutic alliance. A safe enough space for you to feel listened to, and heard.

We will begin where we are. We can explore your feelings and experiences through talking and using art materials. Sometimes just getting the "stuff" from our heads onto paper can be a big relief.

Being with a committed other every week is a rare and precious gift to yourself.
This time will be your time.

I am an Integrative practitioner, which means I bring everything I know, theoretically, intuitively and emotionally.
I work in the moment, going back for the young you when older experiences and memories suggest themselves. Discharge of emotions is very welcome.

I am totally committed to giving you and your experiences a full hearing and therefore change will occur.

I work from a Carl Rogers perspective, I have in mind the Gestalt Cycle and also work with a Cognitive Analytic frame, which includes naming and addressing learned patterns from the past.

I am registered with HCPC

I am a co-counselor of 20 years

I love my work

Training, qualifications & experience

Fine Art BA Hons degree 1st class
MA Fine Art
MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
RHS gardening
I worked in the mental system as an artist.
I have worked in primary schools as an artist facilitator.
I worked in pupil referral unit, one to one.
I work running therapeutic groups in homeless hostels for 10 years, ongoing.
I am a mother of 30 years.
I have worked in the NHS one to one offering Integrative Art psychotherapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy for 4 years.
I practice 5 rhythms and Contact Improvisation.
I am a Re Evaluation Cocounsellor of 18 years.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Arts therapies
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis


I offer a sliding scale


I have availability Monday and Tuesday mornings on Harley Street, Thursday afternoons and some evenings. Please contact me to confirm.

12 Harley Street


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Francesca Gore

Francesca Gore