Frances KingCounselling and Holistic Therapy
Kirdford near Plaistow, West Sussex and Online

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Specialities Anxiety, depression, bereavement, cancer, relationship issues, fertility issues, anger, transpersonal , miscarriage






About online therapy

Since the arrival of Coronavirus, my therapy room is closed due to government restrictions.
I am working online via Zoom or Offering telephone sessions. I still use my therapy room for these sessions. This offers the same ‘feel’ for those who were used to coming in person, and ensures my space is confidential.


For online counselling I use the video platforms Zoom, ( my preference) or Skype .
Zoom is FREE to download and use .

Please refer to the links below, or seek information online to read more about how these work .
Please also refer to their privacy policies, to gain understanding about what information about your session they may hold, and to check if you accept and agree to their privacy agreements.

Zoom is a video platform , preferred by Counsellors

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We will arrange our counselling sessions via email. I will send you the ‘ link’ to the session on the day , via email. When it is time for your appointment, all you need to do is
‘ click’ on the link within the email to take you straight to your counselling session . It’s very easy , and no technical skill is required

If there is a technical problem during the online session , and either of use lose internet connection, we will continue our session via telephone, FaceTime or similar. We will discuss your preferred back up plan at our first session.

I will be in my counselling room during your session. This is a quiet and confidential space . It is important you can find a quiet and confidential space for yourself to engage in your session . Just to mention, if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the session will not proceed.

Payment is to be paid by bank transfer in advance of your session please.

Please give at least 24 hours notice of cancellation if possible. Cancellation less than 24 hours will be chargeable . Cancellation or ‘ no show’ on the day will be still be charged as a session.

I will be ready on time to start our session together. If you are late to the meeting , I will wait 15 minutes . If you are later than that , it will be classified as a ‘ no show ‘

If I have to cancel, I will try to give at least 24 notice. If I have to cancel with less than 24 hours notice , I will offer you your next session at no charge.






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Advantages of online therapy


There are advantages to online sessions
Also known as remote sessions , or video sessions

Stay safe at home, following Covid restrictions
No driving, fuel costs, or worry about bad weather conditions
More convenient to stay home
No time spent travelling
More flexible appointments
Some clients feel better able to share their feelings from a remote location
Some clients feel more comfortable not meeting their therapist in person
Stay in the comfort of your own home
More convenient if clients have mobility issues
Choose a counsellor from anywhere in the UK
More choice of therapeutic preference without the restriction of finding a therapist close to where you live







your first appointment

Our initial contact will be via email please .I find most of my clients arrange a mutually convenient appointment and begin their counselling journey as soon as possible, however If you require more information, we can arrange a convenient time to talk on the phone. I also offer a free brief initial online chat if you feel you want to meet me before making your first counselling appointment.

We will arrange our counselling sessions via email. Because appointments are currently online, I will send you the ‘ link’ to the session via email. When it is time for your appointment, all you need to do is‘ click’ on the link within the email to take you straight to your counselling session, It’s very easy , and no technical skill is required.

If there is a technical problem during the online session, and either of use lose internet connection, we will continue our session via telephone, FaceTime or similar. We will discuss your preferred back up plan at our first session.

I will be in my counselling room during your session. This is a quiet and confidential space . It is important you can find a quiet and confidential space for yourself to engage in your session . Just to mention, if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the session will not proceed.

Payment is to be paid by bank transfer in advance of your session please.

Please give at least 24 hours notice of cancellation if possible. Cancellation less than 24 hours will be chargeable . Cancellation or ‘ no show’ on the day will be still be charged as a session.

I will be ready on time to start our session together. If you are late to the meeting , I will wait 15 minutes . If you are later than that , it will be classified as a ‘ no show ‘

If I have to cancel, I will try to give at least 24 notice. If I have to cancel with less than 24 hours notice , I will offer you your next session at no charge.


How I work

I trained in Petruska Clarkson’s integrative counselling model , offering me a wide range of counselling skills in my ‘toolbox’ offering me the flexibility to work with different clients, with different issues in a way which will help them most. there is no one size fits all.
This could be short term counselling, for example to help reduce anxiety or stress. It could be longer term counselling to explore past issues which are having a negative effect on your life and happiness. It could be single session therapy, which is one single longer session, focusing on a specific goal
I will work with you to form a strong healing relationship built on trust, honesty, and mutual respect in order to provide an environment of open exploration into whatever is troubling you.

I am a mature person, with wide life experience, offering me insight into a diverse range of human experiences.
I trained as an integrative counsellor, which gives me have a wide range of therapeutic tools, what does that mean for you? This is great for my clients because it offers me the flexibility to work with you in a way which YOU find most helpful.
I offer short term counselling, for example to help reduce anxiety or stress.
I offer longer term counselling to explore past issues which are having a negative effect on your life and happiness. I also offer single session therapy, which is useful for a client with a specific issue they want to talk about, and goal they want to achieve by the end.
My aim is to work with my clients to form a strong counselling relationship between us, building trust, honesty, and mutual respect in order to provide an environment of open exploration into whatever is troubling you

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cost

sessions are £45 per 50-minute session.
single session therapy is a longer session, up to 2 hours at £75
I am sensitive many of you have lost some, or all your income due to Coronavirus. If you are in this position, I am offering Concessionary rates. Please email me to mutually agree your rate.


types of therapy

Brief therapy,cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Creative therapy, Eclectic, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, play therapy, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal.

Clients I work with

over 18, Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited, single session therapy



Our contract

Before we begin your counselling sessions , you will need to sign my counselling contract. I will send this to you before we begin, so you can have a good read. If there is anything at all you don’t understand or agree with, we can mutually communicate , and see if any changes can be made , to make it easier to understand or update .

The contract is important because it gives you clear information of things like the price you will pay , the length of the sessions, my cancellation policy , my confidentiality policy , where and how we hold the sessions, for example via zoom, or phone. The contract also means you give permission to accept counselling from me, and allows you to choose what methods of communication I can use to contact you.


location


Based between the villages of Plaistow and Kirdford,The therapy room is in easy reach of <|>Billingshurst, Haslemere, Petworth, Cranleigh, Godalming, Barns Green, Wisborough green, Loxwood , Plaistow West Sussex, Kirdford, Bramley and Alfold <|>


Living on the borders of West Sussex and Surrey, I am in easy reach of Plaistow, Haslemere, Horsham, Petworth, Cranleigh , and Billingshurst..




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