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Ad.Dip. MBACP, LGBTQ+ Counsellor

About me

Are you angry, uncomfortable, afraid, confused, hurt, unhappy or stuck?

You may not know exactly why it is you are struggling, only that you can’t go on as you are. You don’t need to arrive with all the answers, we can figure it out together.

My name is Frankie, I'm a Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I work with people experiencing all sorts of difficulties, including anxiety, bereavement, childhood trauma, struggle in relationships, work, gender and sexual identity and many others.

I believe that the most powerful part of therapy is the relationship we will build between us. Alongside this I also offer tools and exercises to help you build skills you can use for the rest of your life.

I identify as Queer myself & am particularly dedicated to working with people who identify as LGBTQ+, I also practice kink-friendly and poly-friendly therapy. Rural Somerset is not the easiest place to be LGBTQ+ or to be questioning your sexual or gender identity and I provide a safe space to explore what this means for you and what struggles and joys it brings to your experience of life.

Even if the things that bring you to therapy are not related to your LGBTQ+ identity you may feel safer and more comfortable seeing a therapist who identifies as queer and is experienced working with the LGBTQ+ community. Together we can work to make sense of your experiences - past and present and help you feel confident about your future.

I am committed to your confidentiality and security and as a contractor for the local authority and member of the BACP have to uphold strict boundaries to keep you and your information safe and private.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Life Story Work Therapist with a degree in Psychology as well as an advanced diploma in Psychotherapy. I currently work privately and as a contractor for the local authority so you can be sure you are in safe hands.

I am also the co-founder of Glastonbury Alphabets LGBTQ+ youth group and run various trainings, workshops and events on LGBTQ+ issues.

I am experienced in different therapeutic interventions, from sand tray work and other creative approaches to CBT exercises and simple talking therapy. I will provide as much structure in sessions as you'd like and I believe the most important element of therapy is the relationship we build together. This will guide us on our journey.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

LGBTQ+

Queer

Lesbian

Gay

Bisexual

Pansexual

Transgender

Non binary

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I offer a 20 minute free initial consultation to see if I'm the right therapist for you. After that I charge £50 per session, please contact me to discuss concessions.

Sessions last an hour once a week and I ask people to come for a minimum of 6 sessions. There is no maximum number of sessions - we can work together for as long as you find it helpful.

When I work

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In person sessions are available on Mondays, there are now some available online sessions throughout the week, please contact me for availability.

Further information

Getting in touch

I am now offering extra online sessions during the week due to increased need as a result of Covid-19. Concessions are available so please get in touch if you need them.

Please call or email me today to book a free 30 minute initial consultation to see if I'm the right therapist for you.

Stratton-on-the-Fosse, BA3 4QF

Glastonbury, BA6 9EG

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Additional languages

None

Online platforms

Doxy
Zoom