• Home
  • >Francine Blanchet MBACP,(Accred.) MA, BA, Adv Dip Couns

Francine Blanchet MBACP,(Accred.) MA, BA, Adv Dip Couns

Exeter EX1 & Plymouth PL6
07881 266788 07881 266788 Registered / Accredited
Exeter EX1 & Plymouth PL6

About me

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.
nfertility 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

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.

Qualifications

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£45. per session/ hour

£55.00 per session/ couple/hour

19 Wilton Way
Exeter
Devon
EX1 3UH

Derriford Road
Plymouth
Devon
PL6 8DH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages French

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Monday all day. Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday afternoon and evening. Friday morning. Saturday morning

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

Francine Blanchet MBACP,(Accred.) MA, BA, Adv Dip Couns

Francine Blanchet MBACP,(Accred.) MA, BA, Adv Dip Couns