Francesca Marjoram MBACP
I am an experienced counsellor. I work from a integrative model that respects where you find yourself at this time, and seeks to support you to make the changes you want.
I have worked for the last four years for a charity providing face to face and telephone counselling for adult survivors of sexual violence, additionally I have a private practice. In my private practice work I have supported individuals to work through issues such as redundancy, divorce, bereavement, loss and grief, sexuality and gender. I work with you to create a space and a therapeutic relationship where you can feel safe to explore presenting difficulties such as anxiety and depression. I offer you empathy, a non-judgmental approach and will respect your confidentiality.
Life can be complicated and many of us have times when we feel we aren't coping. Whatever our age, life's experiences can 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.
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.
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.
What is Humanistic Integrative Counselling?
The main goals of humanistic counselling are to find out how individuals perceive themselves in the 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.
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." Viktor Frankl
Training, qualifications & experience
I work as a Integrative counsellor and I hold the following qualifications:
- 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.
My current CPD also includes studying for a Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
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 a particular 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 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
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 £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. During this time I am offering telephone counselling to frontline NHS keyworkers at a reduced rate, please contact me if this would support you.
I operate a 24 hour cancellation policy.