Hello, and welcome. I am Francesca, a well-qualified, experienced and professional psychotherapist supporting individuals to work through feelings of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, grief and loss. Since you are reading this page, I imagine you would like some aspects of your life to be different and wondering if I - or therapy - can help you. We come to therapy for a myriad of reasons, perhaps you struggling to like yourself or coming to terms with a trauma or loss and looking to process your experience and see a way forward. Maybe you are struggling with overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression.
I run Talk for Change Therapy from welcoming premises in Princes Risborough, and High Wycombe supporting adults, and young people from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of issues. I work as a humanistic integrative psychotherapist and believe that you are the best person to know what you need to live well and work to support you to determine this. I have supported clients with presenting issues including depression, anxiety, loss and grief, childhood trauma, sexual violence, chronic pain, and domestic violence. I have worked with adults and children with autistic spectrum disorders, and A.D.H.D.
I am passionate about improving the mental health and well being of my clients. Research evidences that for many people with common mental health problems, talking therapies are proven to be as effective as medicines. They create long-lasting positive changes so you not only feel better but stay better.
Through psychotherapy I listen without judgement and confidentially to whatever you decide to bring. I support you to make sense of yourself and your experiences and, together with your thoughts and emotions, explore options and choices for changes you may want. I will greet you with empathy, congruence and compassion for your journey.
What I Can Offer You:
6 years experience as a therapist
6 plus years experience as a trainer and lecturer in Further Education.
Completed Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
6 Years experience of delivering telephone counselling.
A background in Nursing and Social Care.
Registered Member of the BACP.
Clinical supervision and a commitment to on-going professional development
How do I work?
I offer short term or long term face to face counselling, and psychotherapy and secure online video connection and telephone counselling from anywhere in the U.K.
I would like to offer you a free 20 minute telephone consultation to enable you to decide if I can be of support to you in your therapy journey. You can call me on 07921936120 or email me.
If you decide to work with me then we will schedule further appointments on a regular basis.
I offer a contract and privacy statement and will explain my ethical responsibilities to you.
"We are not capable of healing in isolation. We need other people. We are hurt in relationship and we heal in relationship. Our brain and nervous system are not isolated, but interconnected and social." MaYoga.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work as a integrative counsellor and I hold the following qualifications:
- Certificate in Creative Counselling Supervision (On-going)
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB) 2019
- Certificate of Professional Development in Trauma Informed Stabilisation: Working with Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Compulsive Self-Harm and Suicidality
- Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People.
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register.
- Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling with CBT elements (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
- Level 5 Open University Certificate in Childhood Studies
Since qualifying as a counsellor I have undertaken my continuing professional development training in shame and trauma, mindfulness, chronic pain, blocked care and carers fatigue, adult and children safeguarding, PREVENT training and adverse childhood experiences and resilience.
I have supported clients with presenting issues including depression, anxiety, loss and grief, childhood trauma, sexual violence, chronic pain, and domestic violence. I have worked with adults and children with autistic spectrum disorders, and A.D.H.D.
I have an interest in supporting student counsellors. There is challenge in the dynamic of course required personal therapy and in the learning of theories that may or may not match your experience in the therapeutic space. I offer a student counsellor concession.
I access regular clinical supervision and adhere to the ethical framework of the BACP.
My employment history has spanned both health and education, working as a nurse, trainer/assessor, and lecturer.
I hold indemnity insurance and a current enhanced DBS.
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free initial half an hour telephone consultation to support you to decide if you would like to work in therapy with me.
Thereafter sessions are charged at £50.00 per hour, fees to be paid by cash or bank transfer
I have a particular interest in training and teaching and offer a student counsellor rate of £30.00.
I operate a 24 hour cancellation policy.
I work Monday to Friday, day times and evenings. I work from premises in Princes Risborough and High Wycombe
I am now taking face to face bookings working Covid 19 secure from bright large well ventilated rooms in Princes Risborough and High Wycombe