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About me and my therapy practice
Are you experiencing a feeling you no longer want or is there a situation you would like to see changed? Do you need help dealing with anxious thoughts, relationship issues, or depressed or sad feelings? Talking to a professional counsellor, who isn't a close friend, gives you the chance to explore any challenges together and discover better ways of living.
I offer safe, confidential, non-judgemental counselling for a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, recovery from trauma (including emotional trauma) and difficulties with relationships (partnerships or friendships). I am an Integrative counsellor which means I use a variety of theories in supporting you and our work together.
A past client, 'L.C.', has given me permission to print her personal reflections on our recent work together. She wrote:
'I went to visit Fran after some very painful family issues rose to the surface, that I thought had been dealt with over 20 years ago. She walked me through this difficult time in my life helping me to talk about and understand these issues, my anxiety and my feelings. With Fran I felt very at ease. She helped me release so much pain, shame and guilt that I had been carrying for so many years. Such a blessing.'
My work integrates a variety of theoretical approaches (see below), to meet the needs of each unique client. Exploring problems can help you understand your thoughts and feelings. Gaining personal insight will lead to finding better ways of coping. Talking things through brings about a clearer perspective; setting goals and developing new skills can transform behaviours that seem stuck; Counselling is about you having the opportunity to talk freely about any problems. We can explore the meanings behind your experiences, helping to understand any anxiety, and searching for new choices in life.
What I can help with
Addictions, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Personal development, Self esteem, Women's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Stress
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited