Francine Blanchet MBACP,(Accred.) MA, BA, Adv Dip Couns. AMBICA (Accred)
Humanistic, integrative counsellor...
Whether you have had counselling before or this is the first time you've considered seeking professional support for a difficult issue in your life, I hope I may be able to offer something that can help you at this time.
I have been a counsellor for fifteen years and have a wide range of experience in individual and couple therapy.
My specialist areas are infertility and miscarriage support as I have been involved in this field since 2012.
I also offer counselling to those couples for whom their fertility treatment is coming to an end and who are thinking about having a family through adoption.
I counsel couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships - either due to infertility difficulties or for other personal reasons.
And finally I have experience in supporting those who sadly may be going through divorce or separation
Individual and Couple Counselling
At times of stress or distress counselling is the chance to talk through the problems or dilemmas you may be facing with a skilled therapist. This allows you to discover your own way to a greater understanding of yourself and your problems and find your way towards the solutions that work best for you.
infertility and Miscarriage Counselling
As a specialist infertility and miscarriage counsellor my field of expertise is in counselling women, men, couples, single women and lesbian couples who are experiencing difficulties having the family they desire. I can offer specialist support if you are:
- Undergoing fertility tests, investigations and treatments
- Suffering miscarriage, multiple miscarriages or ectopic pregnancy
- Having fertility treatment or donor conception either in the UK or abroad
- Contemplating being a solo mum using donor sperm
- Having to make the decision to terminate a much wanted pregnancy
- Ending or not even able to start fertility treatment
- Considering adoption
- Experiencing secondary infertility where a longed for second child eludes you
- Facing a life without children for whatever reason
- Experiencing the grief of having no children in the later stages of life
Training, qualifications & experience
My therapeutic approach is humanistic and person-centred. I provide an open, non-judgemental, non-directive client-therapist relationship to enable you to find the answers and resolutions to the difficulties in life you are experiencing.
In addition to my private counselling practice I have worked in a range of settings including;
- Specialist Infertility Counsellor at The Derriford hospital, Plymouth, Centre for Reproductive Medicine.
- NHS Exeter, counselling people from all ages and across a huge range of life experiences.
- Cruse bereavement care offering, confidential help to people who have experienced the loss of someone close, whether it is the death of a parent, a loved one, a friend or a child.
- Margaret Jackson Centre, a charity in Exeter which provides a low cost counselling service for adults over the age of 18.
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.
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
Monday all day. Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday afternoon and evening. Friday morning. Saturday morning