Sandy Francis


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07867613771

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Therapist - Castle Cary

Castle Cary BA7
07867613771
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I provide psychological therapy for a range of issues, both specific such as anxiety, depression, relational problems, addictions etc and less specific such as ongoing existential questions:

What am I doing with my life?

Why can't I be happy?

Who am I exactly?

Or a combination of issues.

I also specialise in eating disorders and weight management problems.  There are more details about this branch of my work on my website:

http://www.treatingeating.com/


Practice description

I am trained (Masters level) in humanistic psychotherapy and CBT which includes Mindfulness CBT and  Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I have recently left the NHS where I worked for 12 years in various settings including prisons, clinics and GP surgeries. I am a tutor of CBT and Motivational Interviewing on the University of Bath's degrees in Addictions Counselling. I am also a lecturer for the OU in mental health, counselling and forensic psychology. 

I often combine approaches and like to work in an integrative or pluralistic way depending on what is needed/enjoyed by my clients. 

My first session

Therapy is individually tailored starting with a comprehensive assessment. Our work together is collaborative - my expert knowledge of therapy etc meets your expert knowledge about you and your unique experiences.


Assessment lasts approximately 70-90 mins. All subsequent appointments are one hour and are usually weekly, with the exception of severe eating disorders which require twice weekly sessions for around 4 weeks before moving to weekly.

For most issues, sessions are held once a week, moving to fortnightly or monthly over the course of therapy.

All sessions (including initial assessment) are £60, payable 24 hours in advance via bank transfer, phone banking, cheque, Internet etc. If you would like to call for an informal chat and ask questions before booking an assessment, I would be very happy to talk things through.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Eclectic, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Castle Cary

Castle Cary BA7
07867613771
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified and experienced supervisor with 13 years experience  in a variety of NHS and other settings including prisons, clinics and surgeries.  I have a small private practice of supervisees at various stages of their professional lives.  I teach CBT and humanistic approaches to undergraduate students in the addiction field and lecture in mental health, counselling and forensic psychology at the Open University.

I am also a Motivational Interviewing trainer and researcher.

Practice description

Face to face, telephone or Internet supervision available. All levels welcome. I strongly advocate collaborative supervision wherein autonomy support, absolute worth, accurate empathy and affirmation meet risk assessment and clear guidance whenever necessary.   

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Eclectic, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Trainer - Castle Cary

Castle Cary BA7
07867613771
Contact Sandy for session rate.

Features

  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Supervision, therapy, research, study and teaching/training combine in my work - each strand informing the other. I am an accredited CBT/humanistic psychotherapist and supervisor. I also teach CBT and Motivational Interviewing to undergraduate addictions students at the University of Bath. I am a lecturer in mental health, counselling and forensic psychology with the Open University and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.

I am available for training in CBT, MI, Mental Health, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Supervision and related areas.

My first session

I offer very low rates to registered charities who require Motivational Interviewing training.