Francesca Lo Verso - Registered MBACP
Hi, I'm Francesca, and I am interested in what you as an individual bring to therapy, whilst being aware of the impact your environment, power and inequalities might have on your distress. My approach is culturally aware and sensitive to intersectional forms of oppressions.
The approach I use is Person-Centred. This means that I will follow your lead when you show me what aches and I will try to understand you and your experiences from your point of view. I will listen empathically without judgment, supporting you to access your internal resources to cope with life events.
I also work non-diagnostically: whilst you may have a medical diagnosis of mental illness, I will listen to your individual story of how the diagnosis and issues with your health are affecting you. I offer counselling in English and Italian, and I welcome other languages. Spanish speakers can enquire regarding possibilities for working with both languages.
Do you feel like you are constantly wearing a mask? Do you feel lost and you struggle to reach out to the people in your life? Increasingly, in the modern world we are using substances to cope with stress (it can be drugs, or food, binge watch the TV or stay on your laptop hours to end). Sometimes we lose control of our life and the substance or activity that we are using to cope get out of control too.
Due to the current restrictions, I will be offering online counselling. Online sessions can give you the opportunity to connect at a time that feels more comfortable for you based on your needs. You can decide how many sessions you would like to have and one session may feel enough for you.
You may feel frightened for your health and the ones' who are dear to you during COVID-19. Your lifestyle and habits may be affected and the coping strategies that you reverse to at times of great stress may not be available anymore.
Counselling can support you to look into your struggles, explore and untangle current and historic issues. I offer an initial 15-minute phone call free of charge, so if you have any questions at all, please do get in touch.
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)
- 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
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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.
To book an appointment you can email me or phone me, I will get back to you as soon as I can. First session by cash only (receipt provided), following sessions by BACS or cash as agreed.