Francesca Johnson Reg. MBACP (Accred)

Francesca Johnson Reg. MBACP (Accred)

6 Ermington Terrace

07970 659690 / 07970 659690

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About me

I truly value my work as a counselling therapist and feel honoured to be a part of someone's journey to a more peaceful and fulfilling place. I practice general counselling seeing clients with a broad range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, low self esteem, work issues, under confidence, weight loss and family issues.

I firmly believe that the trust and relationship between therapist and client is vital and central to the process of change and enjoy practicing in a highly relational and humanistic way. Working through difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions in a safe, respectful and non-judgemental way empowers clients to reach within and attain overall wellness. This may at times be a challenging process but the rewards come in abundance as many happy clients have testified to.

I originally come from a varied background in health, beauty and fitness, having worked as a Beauty Therapist, Consultant, Lecturer/Trainer and Assessor for City & Guilds, BTEC and NVQ as well as a Fitness/Pilates/PiYo Instructor. 
I embrace change and have a personal philosophy to always take a positive out of a negative……make everything count!

Through years of experiencing the trauma around living with my daughter’s eating disorders, I realised I needed to understand more in order to aid her recovery and not let this devastating disease destroy us all as a family. I therefore underwent extensive re training to become an Integrative Counsellor, an Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner and learn more about how to curb the effects of her eating disorders.

Working with a range of integrated models and tailored interventions, I can offer help to clients from all walks of life covering a wide range of difficulties as well as the families of Eating Disordered (ED) Individuals. (* I no longer work with the ED sufferer them self). I am extremely passionate about the need for the ED family to be supported by placing them in a position of educated awareness, understanding, patience and hope. The more they understand what their person is going through and how best to live alongside and manage situations at home, the better chance there is for the ED person to recover.

I have worked in the NHS and now counsel clients privately and from employee assistance programmes and am proud to state that I safely practice counselling as a fully accredited and registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics.

How I Work

Sometimes things can feel overwhelming. This may be obviously caused by present or historic situations or you may be unaware as to the real reason why you feel unable to cope. Talking to a skilled counsellor can help to alter your perception of a distressing situation and therefore greatly alleviate the worry and assist you in finding a better way forwards. This is done in strictest confidence and within a safe, warm and welcoming environment to put you at ease while we work together to unfold your story.

Having trained as an Integrated Counsellor I work with several models of therapy that include the following:

  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Human Givens Model
  • Functional Imagery Training (FIT)
  • Person Centred
  • Gestalt

I can see clients for counselling Individually or as a Family Unit re ED's, whichever is best suited to obtain the desired outcomes.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling

Professional Diploma Children & Young People

Excellence in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders

Emotional Freedom Technique Advanced Practitioner

Functional Imagery Training (FIT) Advanced Practitioner

'Rewind' Practitioner (The Fast Trauma & Phobia Cure)

OldPain2GO Practitioner

Compassion Focused Therapy

TA 101 Transactional Analysis

City & Guilds 7307 Trainer Award

D32 & D33 Assessor Awards

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Through personal experience, to those living with an eating disordered sufferer - parents, siblings, extended family, carers and friends - I can offer understanding, insight and help with this very difficult, distressing and at times all consuming way of life.



Individual Counselling                   £40 per hour

Maps & Directions

Plymouth, PL4 6QG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


I can offer clients flexible session times throughout the week and am also happy to accommodate some evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme