- Phone number
- 07503 040785
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor & psychotherapist (BACP & BPC registered) working with all ages of adults on a one to one basis from my peaceful and private consulting room in Charlbury, Oxfordshire. I have a wide experience including working with relationships, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, bereavement & loss, trauma and self worth. Counselling can also be of help to those who have experienced loss of meaning in their lives or for those seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships.
Following official guidance regarding coronavirus I was not seeing clients in my consulting rooms earlier this year. I am now seeing clients for face to face sessions from my consulting room in Charlbury (a spacious room with good ventilation) and am continuing to see some clients using the Zoom or Skype online platforms or by FaceTime or phone
As a qualified psychodynamic therapist, I will work with you in a non-directive way so that together we can explore what is troubling you.
Some life experiences can result in impact which is fairly straightforward to manage. However some experiences earlier in life or from childhood can lead to feeling and behaving in ways as an adult that you may not understand and which can cause problems in your life and relationships now.
Therapy is a safe and confidential space where these experiences and feelings can be explored together in a non-judgemental way in order to gain understanding of yourself and your relationships. This can be very freeing, allowing you to find fresh and creative ways to approach your life.
How long does therapy last?
I usually work in an open-ended way which means that we will not fix the number of sessions at the start. We will continue until you feel ready to end. This may be for a short time focused on a particular issue (e.g bereavement or redundancy) or more longer term lasting for a number of months or years depending on your situation and needs.
We meet on a weekly basis with clients having either one or two sessions a week depending on individual need. The sessions are at the same time and on the same day(s) each week and sessions last for 50 minutes.
My first session
I use this first session as an assessment - an exploration of why you are coming now, what you are hoping for from therapy, your present situation and your past history. It is also an opportunity for you to decide whether I am the right therapist for you and for us to think about how your needs can best be met.
You may also want to look at my website: www.francesmaclean.co.uk which provides more information about me and you can send me an e-mail via the "contact me" section on this if you prefer.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, OCD, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited