For online counselling I use the video platforms Zoom, or Skype .
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
To visit Zoom JustCLICK HERE here to go straight to it
Skype , perhaps more familiar with friends and family
to visit Skype just CLICK HERE to go straight to it
Complementary therapies for Adults and children (under 16 accompanied by a parent or guardian)
please note, if you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours’ notice, the full cost of the booked therapy is payable.
To contact me for an appointment, or more information please either telephone me on (01403) 871166 or email francesthe[email protected]
We will arrange our counselling sessions via email. I will send you the ‘ link’ to the session on the day , via email.
If there is a technical problem during the online session , we will continue our session via telephone, FaceTime or similar. We will discuss your preferred back up medium.
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.
In the process of counselling, we will engage in a form of psychological or talking therapy that will offer you a chance to change how you feel, and to live better.
People seek counselling for many different reasons, for example grief, the end of a relationship, anxiety, stress, childhood trauma .
I am trained in an integrative Counselling model, which means I use a range of therapeutic approaches such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), which offers self- help strategies, and Psychodynamic, which explores ways of behaving and thinking which have been learned from the past, (often from childhood) which are unconsciously still being played out in a person’s current life, and controlling it.
The frequency and duration of counselling will depend on the type of difficulty or problem you are facing. In our first session , we will explore what your goal is, what you want to change about your life, feelings, outlook , way of being in the world etc. Some people will benefit from long term therapy. Others will find great changes occur in just a few session. Everyone is unique.