Sonia Francis MBACP Integrative Counsellor
Cure By Nature
95 Replingham Road
07852 623 660 / 0208 875 1101
I am an experience and qualified BACP registered integrative counsellor. I offer confidential and non-judgemental counselling and work therapeutically through a relationship based on trust, honesty and respect. The clinic is located in Southfield where I provide counselling to adults, couples and adolescents.
As an integrative counsellor, I work by integrating solution focus scaling questions and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to get an idea of how the problems have been currently managed and to develop an understanding of motivation. I also draw upon a psychodynamic approach to obtain some insight of the unconscious mind and how it expresses itself through one's emotions and actions.
I have worked with many different issues and problems that we as human-beings may have or might be experiencing. These might be difficult thoughts of having no purpose and feelings of sadness, loneliness, fearful and even tearful, which might be affected by bereavement, relationship break downs, abuse, self-harming, school, court case, bullying or parental separation. There are times when individuals might experience an emotional or physical crisis, which is reflected in their behaviour by not wanting to get out of bed, not eating, not sleeping and not taking care of their well-being.
It is during moments such as these that counselling can help to bring some understanding and changes to current situations. The aim of therapy is:
•to make you feel better emotionally;
•to become confident in making your own decisions that are right for you;
•to help you grow in such a way that you can cope realistically on your own;
•to find different ways and solutions to manage the problems;
•for couples to find their own inner voice to freely communicate to each other; and
•ultimately to feel satisfied with the outcome.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work within their ethical guidelines. I have professional insurance, regular professional supervision for my work and undertake regular development and training.
"At first I thought why spend so much money on six counselling sessions, now at the end of my sixth session it was money well spent and a very good investment on myself"
"Surprised how challenging some sessions were, which I liked because it allowed me to really think about things"
"I have gained self-worth from counselling, a better understanding of myself and feeling confident on making choices for myself"
"Communication and understanding was difficult for myself and my partner. We now communicate with confidence and with better understanding of our issues. Thank you"
Training, qualifications & experience
I have many years counselling experience within school settings, work-base settings and Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), counselling training in Solution Focus and qualifications such as Advance Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling, Postgraduate Diploma in CYP-IAPT, Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling and a BA Hons Degree in Counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling for Young People
School, Teachers and Friends
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
Your first intitial consultation is for 30 mintues and FREE. Further appointments would be for 50 minutes. Fees for individual is £50 and £80 for couples per session. If you have any questions and would like to arrange an appointment please do not hesitate to contact me. Please leave your name and a telephone number, if the line is busy, I will return your call as soon as I can. Some concessions are available for students or those on reduced income.
Appointments available day time, evenings and Saturdays.
Address 95 Replingham Road (5 mins walk) from Southfield Underground Station on Wimbledon Park Road. Trains to Clapham Junction, buses from Clapham Junction 39, 156, N87 straight to Merton Road (Southfield Community College). Bus 493 Wimbledon Park Road from Richmond or Tooting.
Good parking available....
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Most evenings and Saturday mornings
Types of client