Franeen McDonald (Psychotherapist for Children, Adolescents and Adults)
(I will only have availability again as from the 11th of November 2019.)
I am an Integrative Therapist working in the centre of Cheltenham (parking available), providing help and guidance to adults, children, teenagers and families. I use a variety of proven therapies and approaches to help you, your child or your family to achieve success.
With 30 years of experience in helping children, teenagers and adults to deal with various emotional and behavioural difficulties and concerns like anger management, bullying, anxiety, self harm, fears and phobias, low self esteem, bereavement, coping after a divorce and depression, I take great care to consider your specific needs to establish the best approach and support to help you.
I have an enhanced CRB check for working in Gloucestershire schools, where I am consulting children and teachers.
I am an expert in the field of Clinical Child Assessments, during which I determine how the child perceives his/her world in all the areas of life, identifying possible problem areas and the reasons thereof.
I am also employed as an external Counsellor for Occupational Health at the Gloucestershire County Council.
My latest exciting speciality is helping people deal with trauma or critical incidents. I also do sports performance enhancements seeing great results using the effective method of BSP.
Brain Spotting (BSP) - an intensive mindfulness technique
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - accredited with the BABCP
Clinical Child Assessments
Individual Counselling / Psychotherapy for children, teenagers and adults
Neurolinguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy (TM) and Hypnosis
School Counselling Services
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a degree in Psychology and Social Sciences, a Certificate in Child- and Play Therapy, a Certificate in Family and Divorce Mediation and a Certificate in Neurolinguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy(TM) and Hypnosis. I did various post graduate courses in Child and Family Counselling and engages in Continued Professional Development. I am busy with my Master's Degree in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics and practice. I am also a full member of Counselling Children and Young People (CCYP) and an associate member of the British Association for Play Therapists (BAPT). I am also a member of the American Boards of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP), Hypnotherapy (ABH) and the Time Line Therapy(TM) Association (TLTATM). I am an accredited CBT therapist with the BABCP. Iam a qualified Brainspotting Practitioner.
I have an advanced CRB check and trained to work with child protection issues and is registered with the General Social Care Council (GSCC).
I have experience in counselling children and families since 1986 and have worked in a variety of medical, voluntary and local authority sectors.
My office is in the centre of Cheltenham with easy access from the M5 and the A40. Calderwood House is situated in a beautiful area of Cheltenham and is situated in such a way that clients can access therapy in a confidential setting. There are visitors parking available on the premises.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
Please see the website for an outline of the fees, or contact me for an appointment. I would appreciate it if you can leave a contact telephone number with your enquiry in order for me to get back to you as soon as possible.
Various methods of therapy are used according to each individual person's specific need, e.g. play therapy, sandtray therapy, psychotherapy, CBT, BSP, Hypnosis, NLP, TLT(TM), Counselling and Family Therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I will only be able to take on new clients as from the 11th of November 2019.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|