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Counselling and Grief / Bereavement Support

About me

Experienced counsellor offering negotiable concessionary rates.  Weekend as well as weekday appointments available.

All sessions are currently online and via telephone.

Having trained in counselling both in the UK and the USA, I work using a variety of gentle techniques to help you feel less overwhelmed, less desperate and altogether more at peace with whatever you may be dealing with.

Please rest assured, here you will be met with warmth and empathy.

You will find a safe haven where laughter and tears are equally valued.

A place where there is no need to censor your thoughts, language or emotions.

Following a background in nursing and midwifery, I became interested in mental health and complementary therapies. I trained in massage therapy and reflexology and introduced these practices to the NHS hospital wards and community settings in which I worked.

In my later work as a GP practice nurse, I developed a scheme for community mental health support for the elderly.

I have a depth of experience in working with a variety of issues.

I have a special interest in grief and loss, including recovery from narcissistic abuse.

During my counselling training and for a subsequent five years, I worked as a bereavement support volunteer for Cruse (bereavement support charity).

I am currently undertaking a training in Optimal EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) which I will be incorporating into my counselling work.

Please feel free to contact me by email if you would like any further information.

All enquiries will be responded to within 24 hrs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB UK)
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care (Cruse UK)
  • Comprehensive Bereavement Skills Training (Center for Loss and Life Transition, Colorado USA)
  • Reconnective Healing  (USA)

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Narcissistic Abuse


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Please feel free to ask me about concessionary rates.

I offer a free initial telephone or online chat (up to 20 mins) for anyone who wishes to get a feel for the way I work before booking a full session.

When I work

My working hours are flexible and start from 8 am both on weekdays and weekends.

Further information

All sessions are currently online or over the telephone.

As well as sessions throughout the week, I am also have some availablity at weekends.

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Francesca Manzi

Francesca Manzi