Francesca Rothera

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Exeter EX1 & Bridport DT6
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

As a warm and empathetic therapist, I offer support to individuals navigating distress across various aspects of life. With experience in trauma therapy and a special interest in stress, burnout, attachment and self esteem, I help cultivate awareness of how our past shapes our communication, thinking, and behavior. This understanding serves as a foundation for transforming our present experience to make it more fulfilling. 

Life experiences often leave us feeling stuck, fragmented, or anxious. In my safe and non-judgmental space, you can freely explore emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, asking the essential questions: 'What?' 'Why?' 'When?' and 'How?'. The answers we discover will be your guide for growth.

I examine how past relationships with ourselves and others influence coping strategies that may no longer serve us. I highly value the therapeutic relationship, believing that genuine connection and understanding drive growth.

Throughout our time together, I support you in rediscovering your innate self-determination and resilience. I employ active listening, reflection, empathy, and, when needed, challenge, investigation, and questioning.

I work in person from my office in Exeter, and I offer walk and talk therapy in Bridport and the surrounding Dorset areas. 

Feel free to reach out, either here or through my website. I offer a complimentary introductory session, where we can understand the difficulties you're facing and explore if we can work well together. Following this, we can collaboratively create a support plan tailored to your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Integrative Therapist registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

Academic Qualifications: 

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling 
  • Certificate in Person Centred Counselling 
  • Masters Degree in Health Psychology where I looked at the emotional impact of chronic pain conditions.
  • 1st class Psychology Degree. 

Further training:

  • Applying attachment theory in counselling 
  • Polyvagal Theory in the counselling room 
  • The Master Series: Trauma Edition 
  • Working with loss and bereavement 
  • Trauma, the brain and recovery 
  • Walk and talk Therapy 
  • Working with survivors of narcissistic abuse

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation via zoom or over the phone. 

After this sessions are 1 hour long and are £50. Payment is asked for before the session. 

I have a limited number of concessionary spaces available for low income households or students.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am happy to do early morning sessions.

Further information

Feel free to book an introductory call on my website. If you can’t do the times shown just send me an email and I’m sure I will be able to fit you in at a different time. 

4 Barnfield Crescent, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QT

Bridport, Dorset, DT6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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