Shelley Francis PG Integrative Psych UKCP Reg.
I am a fully trained and qualified UKCP psychotherapist. I work with individuals, couples and groups. My work draws on over 20 years working in the field of intuitive bodywork, healing and counselling, which has helped to shape and inform my approach to the work.
I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment, where we can explore your situation and gain a deeper understanding of the current challenges you are facing. Whether it's for short term counselling which focuses on a specific issue, or long term counselling/psychotherapy.
My training is integrative, which means I use a variety of therapeutic approaches depending on what is needed as we explore your issues. The approach I use will be tailored to suit your individual needs.
As an integrative therapist I pay attention and really listen to the many different aspects of you and your experiences in life. This can enable you to uncover buried patterns and beliefs, which have prevented you from living a richer and fuller life.
This may be the first time you have considered counselling/psychotherapy in order to reflect on, and perhaps understand a long term issue or maybe to embark on a period of personal growth. Whatever the reason I am happy to talk through any concerns you may have.
I work with individuals and couples on an open-ended basis.
I have a private practice in Hertfordshire as well as working from consultation rooms at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in Little Venice, London.
Training, qualifications & experience
2012 One year clinical supervision course at the Centre for counselling and Psychotherapy Education
2008 I attended the Drugs Prevention Education & Awareness Project (DPEAP) Bucks County Council.
2006 Four year post graduate training in Integrative/transpersonal psychotherapy at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education.(CCPE).
2005 Foundation in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
2002 Fundamental training in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I have six years experience as a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care working with all issues related to loss and bereavement, including those affected by sudden death trauma and the suicide of partner or loved one.
I am currently working as a group supervisor for Help Counselling Centre.
Code of ethics.
I am registered with the United Kingdom for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and abide by their code of ethics.
I am fully insured.
I continue to study and research psychotherapy both professionally and personally.
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
I offer clinical supervision both to individuals and groups in Hertfordshire and London. I also offer skype sessions from my Herts base.