As an experienced and qualified humanistic counsellor and group facilitator for 18 years and Member of BACP, I know the importance of finding the perfect counsellor. No matter what you may need counselling or therapy for; anxiety, depression or relationship problems, alcohol addiction, smoking addiction, terminal illness counselling; I believe the humanistic approach which is to be empathic, genuine, honest and provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space where you can explore the issues affecting you, while discovering your inner resources is the best way I can help you heal.
I have many years of experience supporting those suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, separation and divorce, alcohol addiction, smoking addiction, family support who have members who have addictions, parents, whose children have social services involvement, historic sexual abuse, terminal illness such as cancer, bereavement and trauma
Through being heard in a non-judgmental environment we can work together to unlock the key to your issues, develop a high self-worth, and learn skills to address the issues that have affected you.
I am a fully qualified Therapeutic Counsellor, practising in the Orpington/Bromley borough area (10 minutes’ walk from Orpington High Street and 15 minutes by car from Bromley). I provide various models of therapy, according to need, including: CBT, DBT, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief therapy and Systemic. I work with all ages and provide therapy for Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups.
My experience includes 10 years within SLAM NHS Trust in London, supporting people with mental health issues, including those in the above list. This work involved 1:1, group and family therapy. During this time, I also received one year’s training at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, studying Systemic (Group, Family, Couple) Therapy. Previously, I worked in a secondary school for two years, providing counselling for pupils aged 11-18, covering a range of issues. Prior to this, I provided bereavement counselling for two years in an established Bereavement Service in Bromley.
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2004. CPCAB.
I am a Gestalt Humanistic Counsellor, and my approach is client centred, meaning that I work with clients according to their needs, together exploring what has brought you to therapy and what you wish to achieve. I then work towards achieving this.
I provide a supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space for you which is compassionate, understanding, professional and focused.
I have many years of experience and training in; trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss and bereavement. I have a decade of experience working with people in therapeutic settings, many with highly complex backgrounds. I also have experience of working with many agencies, in therapeutic and mediator roles; social services, law enforcement, drug and alcohol and mental health services. In turn I have a wide range of experience.
I also facilitate groups, I work to increase self-esteem, confidence and inner freedom. I am in constant continued professional development.
My aim is for those I work with to create a better life for themselves, to increase emotional robustness, mental strength, a strong sense of self and in turn confidence.
Diploma in Gestalt Counselling (BACP Accredited) and qualification in Humanistic Counselling.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have extensive experience working in both primary and secondary schools supporting all age groups with a wide range of issues. I have experience working within social care and charity based organisations that support families and communities that are affected by drugs, alcohol and other addictions. Below are some of the issues I can offer support with:
Stress related issues, addiction, sexuality, abuse, self-harm, bereavement, OCD, anxiety and depression
My aim is to provide a service to my clients that is based purely around their individual needs, however, adaptable if needed. I feel it is extremely important that a professional, non-judgemental and therapeutic relationship is created between client and counsellor and so I offer my clients an initial meeting at a reduced rate. The first meeting provides the opportunity to discuss what they require from their counselling and talk through how their sessions could progress.
My personal and professional experience contributes to my success as a counsellor. I have the ability to offer total empathy and a non-judgmental attitude. I am very down to earth and clients have said this helped them to relax, and be honest and open with me. I have helped clients overcome issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, lack of self-esteem or self-confidence, relationship issues and work related stress.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the main approach I use. It is short term and goal focused which encourages you, with my support, to set your own goals to achieve. It helps you become more aware of your thinking patterns and how they affect your feelings and behaviour. I will also use other approaches ( Psychodynamic and Person Centred ) in the sessions if I feel it will benefit the counselling process.
I have been counselling for 12 years, and I have received referrals from various agencies including the Prison Service, Transport for London and GP surgeries. I have also worked in the Primary Care setting.
I will assist you in finding ways of living a more happy and fulfilling life, by overcoming emotional hurdles which you feel are a hindrance.
I am a qualified BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor, working with both individuals and couples. With over 16 years experience, I provide a safe, confidential environment in which you can discuss your feelings and concerns without judgement. My aim is to help you gain greater understanding and awareness of the way you feel or behave.
My experience includes working for Bexley & Greenwich Resource for Alcohol, and for Family Matters (counselling adult/child survivors of sexual abuse.) I have also worked in the private and NHS care sector, which has given me the discipline and grounding now integral in my practice.
As an Integrative counsellor, I don’t adhere to one specific counselling model but draw from several approaches including humanistic, psychodynamic, transactional analysis and cognitive behavioural therapy. Every client is unique and so I will adapt my way of working to what we both believe might work best for you.
I can offer short or long-term support for the following issues: Relationships, Anxiety and Depression, Addictions, Bereavement & Loss, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Affairs & Betrayals, Anger Management, Low self-confidence/esteem, Pregnancy & birth, Work related stress, Redundancy, Domestic Abuse, Terminal illness.
Life can take you on a difficult journey and at times be frustrating or confusing, making you feel like you don’t know which way to turn. Seeking counselling can be the first step. I can offer you a safe and calm environment, enabling you to talk about what you are experiencing without the fear of being judged. I am a BACP registered integrative counsellor who uses a variety of therapeutic tools to empower you to explore, unravel or make sense of what is happening for you now. I have experience of working with children, adults and parents through face to face counselling, offering short-term or long-term support. I specialise in trauma, bereavement and use play to support children in their counselling.
I can support you with Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Addictions, Collision (victim as a result of a death, driver or witness), Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Stress, Child Related and Loss.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Member of British Association for Psychotherapists and Counsellors
My name is Frances, a Qualified Humanistic Counsellor and BACP L4 Substance Misuse Therapist. I work from a client led perspective, utilising approaches from Integrative practice, such as attachment and links between the present and past.
I work with children, young people and adults across a diverse case load. I am able to offer brief therapy or long term work as feels right for the client.
I have extensive experience as a Bereavement Counsellor, ranging from palliative care, planned losses to complex and sudden deaths. I am very aware of all the confusing and difficult emotions clients experience through loss. I provide the space to freely allow the offloading of emotions without fear of judgement, and to see where reflections can be made to other life patterns.
I have worked extensively across the local areas with referrals from a wide source. I gained experience working with young people in a secondary school in South London with Place 2 Be, and work creatively with this age group.
I started my practice in the field of addictions, and noticed the links between childhood behaviours, traumatic loss and culture. As well as one to one therapeutic work I was a group facilitator and support worker.
CPCAB Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling
BACP L4/CPCAB L2 Combined Diploma in Substance Misuse
I am an Accredited and Registered member of the BACP and have been counselling for ten years. I truly believe that we all have the ability to improve our wellbeing given the right support.
My experience includes working as an NHS counsellor, managing a counselling service and working with young mums. I have also worked for various local counselling charities, providing counselling for depression & anxiety, panic attacks, relationships difficulties, bereavement, trauma, abuse and phobias. I have extensive experience in both short term and long term therapy and also offer CBT and relationship counselling. I work integratively & creatively, seeing counselling as a collaboration working towards a positive outcome.
Couples Counselling for Depression Certificate (Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust)
Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)