My name is Frankie. I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and a trainee psychotherapist.
The therapeutic space is a place to share in confidence and without judgment. Therapy helps us build self-acceptance and self-awareness to help make sense of our situation.
I would usually apply a transactional analysis style and integrate a relational approach, which allows an opportunity to co-create a transitional space in which the therapist and the client can bring into awareness, make sense of, and eventually transform the client’s unpleasant experiences and improve ways of relating to both self and others.
I appreciate working with deep unconscious processes and identifying traumatic experiences that cause hindrances. I use a relational approach, enabling therapeutic relationships and those therapeutic processes that help us to gain insight. When required, I apply other modalities such as CBT, person-centred, and humanistic in the process.
These processes aid understanding and empower people to generate self-care and self-compassion while transforming the quality of every aspect of their lives. The therapeutic process can be arduous, but I prioritise establishing trust in the therapeutic relationship where warmth, compassion and empathy are prime.
In addition to my counselling & therapy practice, I work with teams within social care organisations to facilitate reflective practice and post-incident debriefing. Again, the focus is professional well-being, growth, and development.
I am a Registered Member of BACP and a Trainee Member of UKCP, and their Ethical Framework and Professional Guidelines inform my practice.
To maintain and develop my practice, I receive regular supervision and personal therapy and attend continuing professional development.
I am fully insured and receive regular supervision to ensure the quality and safety of my work.