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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 refloxology 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 or telephone if you would like any further information. Voicemail messages can be left 24/7.  All messages 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 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Narcissistic Abuse


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Please call or message me to ask about concessionary rates.


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