Francesca Pittwright, Ad.Dip. MBACP, LGBTQ+ Counsellor.
My name is Frankie, I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy for anyone who feels stuck in their life. I believe that by working together we can make sense of why you are feeling stuck and help you move forward into a better future.
I identify as Queer myself and am particularly dedicated to working with people who identify as LGBTQ+. 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.
You may not know exactly why it is you are struggling, only that things do not feel as you would like them to – that’s ok. You don’t need to arrive with all the answers. Together we can create safety and an opportunity for you to explore what’s happening and find a way forward.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a 30 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.
Getting in touch
I am now offering extra online and telephone 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.