Hello, my name is Fran I am a qualified and experienced integrative psychotherapeutic child counsellor, therapist, hypnotherapist and EMDR practitioner offering short and long term therapies with adults, teenagers and children. I am also a qualified supervisor and hold a supervision diploma in person centred therapy but I work intergratively.
I am fully committed to providing counselling and therapy in a safe and calm environment where confidentiality is fully respected. My initial consultation session will offer an opportunity for you to share your concerns and for me to assess which approach would be best suited to your needs. It takes courage and commitment to consider counselling / therapy but it is well worth the investment. I work with individuals across all age groups.
I attend regular continued professional development which enables me to fully support my clients through what may be very challenging times for them and I have several regular supervisions a month incorporating integrative psychotherapeutic counselling, hypnotherapy and EMDR , to ensure my work is of high standard.
I am a qualified and accredited member of UKCP, which means I have reached a recognised higher level of competence and experience. I am also a member of many organisations that cover and govern the practice of the skills I am trained in. My core practice is a form of counselling/therapy where the client and their needs are the sole focus rather than trying to make one size/ technique fit all. I am able to ascertain and to explore with you the techniques that will suit you as an individual and at a pace and timing which is the most comfortable and beneficial for you.
During my career ( 18 years of working with children and familes) and counselling / therapy career I have gained an extensive knowledge and appreciation of a variety of issues that can affect everyday life. I have worked in schools, with parents and children, Local Authorities, Adoption agencies, and also in private practice with adults, children and families covering many areas including my areas of interest and specialisms of attachment, trauma and dissociation.
I work hard with all my clients in order to help them shift as quickly as possible towards their goal in their healing process. In particular, I like to encourage my clients to find their strengths to help them manage the challenges of life.