Dr Francisco Flores

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(CPsychol) DPsych, MSc, BSc, PGDip
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Cambridge, CB4
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I am a chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and  registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Prior to my doctoral training I was already a fully qualified and BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and registered counsellor with the BACP. I am also a EMDR accredited and have over 20 years experience in the treatment of a wide range of complex psychological, behavioural and emotional problems and I have worked in primary, secondary, forensic and acute settings.

I am originally from Venezuela, and so I’m able to provide my services in Spanish if preferred.

I work collaboratively and have a humanistic philosophy – I believe that while I may be an expert in my field, clients are experts in themselves so I listen empathically and place great emphasis on the therapeutic relationship.

I abide by the professional and ethical standards laid down by the BPS, HCPC, BABCP and BACP and have full DBS (formerly CRB) clearance.

My primary interests are in the treatment of anxiety disorders (panic disorder, generalized anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety), depression, addictions, low self-esteem, childhood abuse and relationship problems.

Training, qualifications & experience

My background is in Psychology (BSc Hon degree from 1998-2002) and later I completed a diploma in Integrative Counselling (2002-2004).

I have an MSc in Evolutionary Psychology which is useful for understanding the biological basis and the evolutionary reasons of why psychological problems develop.

I completed a post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Therapy for anxiety and depression as part of the NHS IAPT programme (improving access to psychological therapies) where I have worked between 2009-2016.

My last training was a four year doctorate course in Counselling Psychology which lead to HCPC accreditation and registration as a BPS Chartered Psychologist. I later completed training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and have obtained accredditation.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BABCP
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

BPS
British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

HCPC
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

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

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Fees

£100.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • BUPA
  • Cigna
  • WPA

Additional information

CURRENTLY OFFERING ONLINE SESSIONS ONLY 

After 5:30 pm sessions are charged an additional £10

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

11:30 am - 6:30 pm Mon, Tues

Thursdays 9:00 to 5:00 pm

Further information

Please feel free to phone me or write to me and we can arrange an informal conversation where you can ask me any questions that may help you decide whether we would be a good fit.  

Cambridge, CB4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Additional languages

Spanish

Online platforms

Google Meet
Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person

I offer CBT supervision as well as supervision for psychologists and counsellors both in private practice and in training.

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