The first step is to be open to the possibility that counselling, or psychotherapy could be a way forward and feeling able to contact a therapist. When you contact Francesca, she will chat to you on the phone and find out a little more about why you want to see a therapist and give you the chance to share as you feel able a little of your story and ask any questions you may have. If from this initial contact both you and Francesca feel you would like to explore in more detail your therapy needs an initial appointment will be made. There is no obligation to continue if you do not wish to, as finding the right ‘fit’ for a therapist is essential to the therapy process being effective. If you both decide to work together in therapy then you will negotiate a regular appointment time, and Francesca will commit to ensuring that your appointment times are scheduled to be accessible and regular and will give notice of her own holiday and leave intentions. Sessions can be short term or longer term, depending on your needs and resources.
  • Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Children
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Low self esteem
  • Loss of Identity
  • Life changes
  • Menopause
  • PTSD
  • Post-natal depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work related issues
  • Young People

This is a hard question to answer because it depends on you and what you are searching for. It may be technique and resource dependent too. The best way is to keep the conversation open and talk about your hopes and fears and trusting you will know what is best for you.

From your initial enquiry, Francesca will offer you a free 20 minute telephone consultation to establish together what your needs are and whether she can provide for them. Following that, sessions last for 50 minutes usually on a weekly basis at a mutually agreed time.

After your free 20 minute session, subsequent sessions are £55.00 for 50 minutes.

Student Counsellors  £35.00

Sessions must be paid for on the day of the session by bank transfer, cash acceptable. I charge a 24 hour cancellation policy.

Sessions available Monday to Friday, daytimes and evenings.