Francesca Sullivan

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MBACP
Available for new clients
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Leatherhead KT23 & KT22
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

We all experience times in our lives when things can feel too much. It maybe difficult to process and understand our thoughts and feelings. We may feel our experiences are holding us back from living and enjoying our lives.

Counselling can offer you a space to explore and process your thoughts and feelings. It offers a space where you feel heard, and your feelings validated. Counselling can help gain understanding, improve self-awareness and make positive changes that feel right for you.  

Hello, my name is Francesca and thank you for visiting my page. I work with people experiencing many different worries including anxiety, anger, and low self-esteem.

I am an integrative counsellor, meaning that I tailor the way I work to fit your needs.

Our sessions are client led, meaning it is your space and time that can be used exploring whatever you wish to bring, working at a pace that is right for you.

I offer a confidential, safe, and non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.

I hold the therapeutic relationship at the heart of our work together and I approach my work with warmth, honesty and the greatest of care. I create a trusting space, in which you feel supported, valued, and listened to.

“Our grief is as individual as our lives.”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

I am a bereavement, grief and loss informed counsellor.

Grief is often associated with the loss of a loved one, whereas grief can apply to every area of our lives. Anything from losing a precious item to a beloved pet.

I have experienced grief and loss myself and understand these effect everyone in different ways. I understand there is no right or wrong way to process a loss and I offer a space to explore yours with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

I am committed to personal and professional development. I undertake regular additional training to enhance my practice, ultimately for the benefit of my clients.

Over the past 6 years, I have been a volunteer counsellor at Mind and Place2be (supporting children from the age of 5-12 years old). I have also been a listening volunteer at Samaritans.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

I offer a free initial 45 minute introduction session. This time is spent getting to know each other, a space to share what has been happening for you and how we can best work together. 

Face to Face: I work from 2 locations, Bookham and Leatherhead. Sessions are £50.00 for 50 minutes.    

Online: Sessions are held either by Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp or FaceTime. Sessions are £50.00 for 50 minutes. 

Telephone: Sessions are £50.00 for 50 minutes.

Walk and Talk: Sessions are £60.00 for 1 hour. These sessions can be held in surrounding areas to Leatherhead, Ashtead, Cobham and Bookham. Where we meet can be agreed in our introduction/ first session. 

I offer a reduced price based on your personal circumstances. We can discuss this in our introduction session.

I offer both short and long-term counselling.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My working pattern is:

Monday-Thursday: 10am-9pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10am-1pm.

I offer flexible session times to work around your life commitments. 

Further information

Creative Counselling

Creative counselling combines talking therapy with creative techniques. They can offer support to communicate thoughts and feelings you find difficult to put into words.

The creative technique we work with are tailored to support your specific needs. I will explore these with you first to make sure you comfortable using them.

Some of these creative techniques can include:

  • Working with images/photos/symbols
  • Painting/drawing
  • Nesting dolls
  • Collages
  • Creative journaling

Little Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23

Woodlands Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Microsoft Teams

Social

Francesca Sullivan
Francesca Sullivan