Dr Francoise Rutland

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Wirral CH60 & Birkenhead CH41
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I started working in mental health in 2001 in mental health, since then I have completed my doctorate with the University of Liverpool and various many other counselling and therapeutic certifications and diplomas with other colleges. Thus I have been training in  psychodynamic counselling  and clinical hypnotherapy, member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP 951571), Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC 03211), Accredited professional member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS NCS23-00110) and with the Mindfulness Association (MA).  

These internationally recognised governing bodies abide by the highest professional ethics, safeguarding and CPD training standards. 

​Apart from the expected confidential and professional standard of clinical therapy I also bring my own lived experiences to the counselling relationship. I find that this is where the healing truly happens.

Training, qualifications & experience

Working in adult mental health since 2001.

Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling

Diploma in Relationship Counselling

Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Doctorate in Philosophy PhD

Certified Parenting Counsellor and Trainer

Parent-led CBT for Child Anxiety

Mindful Based Compassion Practitioner for Healing

Member organisations

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.


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

9am to 4.30pm clinic hours. 15 minute free phone consultation.

Further information

When working with couples I see each individual on their own for the first appointment prior to continuing with joint sessions.

Please be aware that the clinic's cancellation policy is free until 48 hours prior to original appointment, it is then £15 within 48 hours and £55 within 24 hours.

Dr Francoise Rutland is also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

99-101 Brimstage Road, Heswall Hills, Wirral, Merseyside, CH60 1XF

55 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5AS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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