Francesca Robinson, MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling (MBACP)
Life can be challenging and an upwards struggle; sometimes we find ourselves feeling out of control and unable to cope. Therapy can help gain a better understanding of oneself through identifying the stumbling blocks that seemingly hold us back. It’s an opportunity to look at the things that aren’t working or don’t feel right and think about how we might change them.
I am BACP registered existential-analytic psychotherapeutic counsellor working with individuals and young people in Old Street. My therapy endeavours to help ease emotional pain as well as supporting my clients in working towards living a more fulfilled and rewarding life. I provide a safe, supportive and friendly environment in which to explore difficult feelings to develop your understanding of them.
You will have your own specific needs and expectations of therapy, and this would be our starting point. In our free initial assessment we would discuss what has brought you to therapy at this point in time and what it is you are looking for. We will assess if this is a good fit and if I am the right therapist for you.
If you would like to consider open-ended or short term therapy please do contact me by email or on 07584 222 697.
Training, qualifications & experience
TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS
Advance Practitioner Program - ongoing (University of Roehampton)
MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy - (University of Roehampton)
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Roehampton)
Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Regent's University)
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their ethical framework. I am also a member of the UPCA.
I have experience working with individuals and young people from many different countries and cultures and ages in the NHS, private and voluntary sectors. Some of the issues I have experience in include:
Abuse, addiction, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, feeling sad, self-harm, identity, isolation, depression, stress, health issues, relationship issues, sexuality, grief and trauma.
My approach, whether it be a specific problem or a more complex issue, is to start with the individual.
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
Your initial appointment is free and is an opportunity for us to decide if you feel it is the right decision to begin therapy with me. We will agree on a fee in this initial session.