Rebecca Franks, PGdip, Adv Dip & UKCP
I am a UKCP accredited Integrative psychotherapist, counsellor and life coach working in Brighton, and have been working with clients for over 10 years.
My integration is fundamentally formed from the Humanistic and Existential schools of thought, but I am also informed by, and use some Psychodynamic, Gestalt, CBT, CBTi and Mindfulness based ideas. The nature of this integration allows me to go way beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, and to work with a person as an individual with their own bespoke needs and requirements.
Some of the issues I work with:
- Anger/ aggression
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- General feelings of 'stuckness' in life
- Loss of meaning
- Low self-esteem
- Managing emotions
- Panic Attacks
- Relationship problems
- Sleep problems
- Stress & change
- Suicidal feelings
We would work together in a collaborative relationship, with me providing the therapeutic skills, empathy, support and challenge necessary to create the safe environment for possible change, and we can work on either a short or long term basis.
I always think that therapy is a very strange endeavour indeed, after all, who would automatically think that sitting with a complete stranger and telling them their deepest, darkest secrets was going to be the most helpful and healthy option? But I truly believe that it is, and I have seen life changing results in both my clients and through my personal journey with therapy.
Even if you are lucky enough to have good family and friends around you, they are not trained to listen without judgement, they do not always hear what is being said, and generally they will have an idea of what they think you should do, which however well intentioned is not necessarily what is right for you.
Only you can truly know what is right for you, sometimes we just lose sight of that, or it may feel that that information has never really been within your reach, but through exploration of yourself in therapy it's possible to connect/reconnect with that lost information within yourself.
It can feel a daunting or even terrifying idea to consider having to get in touch with those lost or damaged parts of yourself, and it's natural for us to want to avoid that fear, but with the support of the right therapist it's possible to have that fear contained and held, and through this process for a safe space to be created for this difficult work to take place.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed an extensive training at both post graduate and advanced level at Regents University London, and have been working with clients for over 10 years. I work in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the UK Counsel for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I update my knowledge annually through continued professional learning and development.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £60 an hour, in Brighton and £100 an hour in London, and therapy sessions are weekly and last for fifty minutes. Cancellations are charged at full price if a session is missed with less than 48 hours notice.
We can work on either a short, mid or open-ended basis, we would mutually agree this at our initial session based on what we both consider your therapeutic needs to be.
I also offer a life-coaching service for those wishing to work on a specific dilemma or issue.