I am a uk based counsellor , with over 13 years experience working with a variety of presenting issues such as anxiety, low self esteem, relationship/family issues , abandonment, domestic violence , abuse , loss & grief , low mood , work related stress.
I work integratively, meaning I adapt my approach to meet client needs. I draw on psychodynamic theory as well as CBT & have a warm & compassionate approach to help clients better understand themselves and make changes to live a life that is meaningful to them .
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #393988
Frances gives me the space to say what I feel, she listened very carefully, and reflects very clearly what I am feeling. It gives me a sense of not being alone, of being able to share without judgment. From ten first session I received from her tools to express and accept what I am feeling . She helps me tremendously. Thank you Frances
Written on Oct 14, 2023 after therapy with Frances for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
A wonderful and wise therapist, she really has guided me and offered great sources for me to look at and study between our sessions. I really appreciate her work with me!!
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Frances for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Frances is a pleasure to talk with. She listens and I feel truely understood what I was communicating and feeling. She offered helpful advice and strategies. I definitely recommend Frances
Written on Aug 20, 2023 after therapy with Frances for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Working with Frances has been a life-changing experience. She's helped me in ways that I can't fully articulate. She listens and understands me almost effortlessly it seems. Not only is she a truly outstanding therapist she's also extremely professional in every way. I couldn't recommend her enough!
Written on May 13, 2023 after therapy with Frances for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Therapy session with Frances was very helpful as a first timer. I never believed in therapy but this has changed my perspective on this.
Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Frances for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She had great insight into my troubled situation. She also offered me good advice about how to handle my feelings.
Written on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Frances for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues