Francesca Lo Verso - Registered MBACP
Do you struggle with relatinships in your life? Perhaps you are tired to trying to meet other people's expectations of you? Or perhaps you are feeling let down, or hurt by people who can't or won't support you when you need it. Maybe you are feeling like a burden and finding yourself withdrawing from those close to you. Oftentimes, withdrawing from loved ones is painful and substances (eg. alcoho, drugs) or behaviours (eg. over eating, self-harming) "help" to fill the void.
Let me sit alongside you, and work together with you to gently explore and untangle your thoughts, feelings and relationships (perhaps including your relationship to substance/behaviour of non-choice, and the most important relationship - your relationship with yourself).
I offer therapy online (video, phone call, emails or instant messaging) and outdoors. There are a lot of benefits from being outside and adding movement to your sessions. I also have limited availability for indoor counselling from my studio in the east end of Glasgow. I offer a 15-min phone call free of charge if you would like to enquire further.
You am reachable by email, phone or text. I will get back to you promptly (please allow for at least a couple of hours because I may be busy when you try to reach me). If you are curious about what therapy entails and what to expect on your first session, I offer a 15-min phone call free of charge to discuss things further or you can have a look at my website, where I go into details of what I have to offer.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Member of the Association for Person Centred Therapy Scotland
- Member of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Strathclyde University, Glasgow)
- Certified Cyber Therapist (The Online Therapy Institute)
- Training on working with Substance Use (Simpson House, Edinburgh)
- Training on working with Hearing Voices (Time and Space, Glasgow)
- Different training days on Trauma (please, email me if you want to know more about these).
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Thanks to my experience within an addiction counselling service, I work particularly well with people who are struggling with their relationship with the substance(s) of choice, trauma, anxiety and depression. I can help you to understand your relationship with the substance(s) by supporting you to understand the relationship you have with yourself.
I also work well with people who experience auditory, visual and tactile hallucinations, paranoia and dissociation thanks to my counselling experience with Time and Space (Glasgow).
I offer an initial 15-minute phone call free of charge.
Thereafter, 50-minute sessions at £40
Payments by BACS only