Carole Francis-Smith

Carole Francis-Smith

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS37
Sessions from £75.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Counselling Psychologist offering therapy from The Old Rectory Clinic near Bristol, and online. 

I have experience of working with people from adolescence to older age groups in different settings (NHS counselling department and hospital, education, charitable organisations), and keep up with research in what interventions might be most helpful. I have undertaken further training since qualifying - including advanced training in Compassion Focused Therapy which can be helpful for people who struggle with self critical thinking and shame. 

Any of us can struggle at some point in our lives and I approach therapy from that understanding. I work with a slightly longer initial assessment appointment where we decide how I might be able to help, then further sessions as required. I work co-operatively with my clients, listening to their needs and placing them at the heart of the therapy.I work short or long term, as required and reviewing as we progress.

I also offer therapy online via Webcam, Instant Message and Email, having undertaken research and further training to safely work via these modes. 

Please feel free to contact me to discuss how we might work together.

What I can help with

Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Business coaching, Personal development, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Women's issues, Child related issues, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Emotion focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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