Francesca Marjoram MBACP
Life can be complicated and many of us have times when we feel we aren't coping. Depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss and grief can all cause us to lose a sense of ourselves. Through counselling I can give you space and time to explore your anxieties or difficulties.
Deciding to work with a counsellor in a therapeutic relationship is a big step and you may be feeling apprehensive or nervous. Together we will work collaboratively to set goals and work towards achieving whatever change you decide to make.
I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor and have worked for the last four years for a charity providing counselling for adult survivors of sexual violence, as well as in private practice. I offer a safe, empathetic, non-judgmental and confidential space in which to explore any issues that may be concerning you.
How do I work?
I can offer short term or long term face to face counselling and telephone counselling. Our work is mutual and I offer a confidential space for you to explore previous decisions you have made and to understand the direction and patterns of your life. Our work together can help you to trust your decisions and to think and act as an individual improving the way you feel about yourself.
What is Humanistic Integrative Counselling?
The main goals of humanistic counselling are to find out how individuals perceive themselves here and now and to recognise growth, self-direction and responsibilities.
Humanistic counselling is optimistic and attempts to help individuals notice their strengths by offering non-judgmental empathetic acceptance. Integrative humanistic counselling uses person-centred, transactional and CBT approaches to meet the individual where they are. In humanistic counselling the capacity for growth and fulfillment underlies the approach to all clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work as a Integrative counsellor and I hold the following qualifications:
- 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 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 with autistic spectrum disorders, and A.D.H.D.
I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and see this as the key to the facilitation of improved mental wellness. I will travel with you on your journey to greater self acceptance and self compassion.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
I offer a free initial half an hour face-to-face or telephone consultation to support you to decide if you would like to work in therapy with me.
Thereafter sessions are charged at £45.00 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work Monday to Friday, day times and evenings. Please contact me to discuss availability.
Types of client
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