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. In my private practice work I have supported individuals to work through issues such as redundancy, divorce, bereavement, loss and grief, and to explore presenting symptoms such as anxiety and depression. 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.
"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 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.
I hold indemnity insurance and a current enhanced DBS.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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 cheque
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. I work from offices in Aylesbury and High Wycombe. Please contact me to discuss availability.
Types of client