A natural approach to emotional health…

Gloucestershire Counselling & Psychotherapy Care

Specialising in Working with Adult Professionals who are adjusting to Loss & Changes in their Work and Life Circumstances…

The issues I work with are:-

  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Work-Related Stress
  • Anxiety Change
  • Adjusting to Motherood & Fatherhood
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Difficulty in Relationships
  • Changes in Work Roles

 

The issues I work with are:-

  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Work-Related Stress
  • Anxiety Change
  • Adjusting to Motherood & Fatherhood
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Difficulty in Relationships
  • Changes in Work Roles

From time to time we all experience overwhelm, worries, challenges and stress.

This is where I can help, as a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist Counsellor, I offer a nurturing and supportive relationship that is non-judgemental, honest and empathic. By helping you to find a way through your difficulties and anxieties, giving you clarification and resolution.

I have specific experience and a genuine desire to work with Professional Adults who are adjusting to loss and change in their work, life experiences or just feeling stuckWork, Life, Balance!

First introductory meeting £50

90 Minute Introductory Session, giving you a chance to ask questions, and begin exploring what has brought you to counselling.

Following sessions £50

Following this initial meeting, should you decide to work with me, counselling sessions would be for 50 minutes and are usually structured on a weekly basis.

Agency work fees £70

I charge £70 for specialist, contracted, agency work.

 

What to expect from my Introductory Meeting?

Often people have conflicting push/pull feelings about embarking on therapy. They are unsure as to whether it is therapy they need or something entirely different. Many are bewildered by the wide – range of therapies on offer and what would be the best approach for them. Frequently people are concerned as to whether they will ‘get on’ with the therapist.

All these thoughts and feelings are natural when you are considering investing your time, money and attention to something new and as important as understanding yourself better. As much as we may want our situation to change there is also something comfortable about the circumstances we know.

I am mindful of this ‘pre-therapy’ state and try to make this transition as easy as possible for you. I, therefore, offer an introductory interview of 90 minutes for £50; where we can explore together any questions you might have about the process. We can also get  a sense of whether we would be comfortable working together.  I am committed to supporting you to find what would work best for you. I have a network of colleagues with expertise and many different supporting capacities.  If what you need doesn’t align with what I can provide I can discuss alternative possibilities with you.

People often find the introductory session helpful in and of itself to help gain clarity regardless of whether they decide to continue working with me or not.

I work solely with adults aged 18 onwards from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations and faith communities.

At the heart of my therapeutic practice is my belief that every person is born with the capacity to lead a rich and fulfilling life and a natural inbuilt ability to heal…

How I work… a natural approach to emotional health!

My approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy is informed by a wide range of therapeutic theories and styles, which have simultaneously nudged me into a process of self-awareness and healing. As a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor and MNCS Professional Accredited Counsellor & Qualified Supervisor my initial training was an integrated model that brought together Transpersonal, Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Existential Psychology.

At the heart of my therapeutic practice is my belief that every person is born with the capacity to lead a rich and fulfilling life and a natural inbuilt ability to heal. I believe that personal struggles, difficulties, crises, and breakdowns have a useful purpose in that they can point the way to change, growth and personal unfolding.

I work collaboratively with you to explore a wide range of emotional and relational issues. Some people come because they know what is troubling them and others because they feel lost or that something is missing. Many just want to understand themselves better or are looking for meaning and purpose in their lives.

My intention is to provide a safe, dependable and confidential environment from which you feel safe to explore any issues that may be concerning you.

I offer a nurturing and supportive relationship that is non- judgemental, honest and empathic.

I aspire to be an attuned presence that enables all aspects of you to be seen and heard.  I believe the therapeutic relationship is unique and how we relate together is all part of the process of deepening understanding in relationships.

 

Training, qualifications and experience…

I have 16 years experience in therapeutic work gained whilst working with adults, teens and children. I now work solely with adults.

Prior to moving to Gloucestershire, I had a successful Private Practice in London taking referrals from insurance companies, Employee Assistant programmes, Church internship programme and self-referrals. I was employed with Grief Encounter Project, a leading Child Bereavement Charity in London as a Clinical Services Manager, Bereavement Workshop Facilitator, Play Therapist and Trainer into schools on Bereavement. I have gained experience working in charities for Cruse Bereavement Care, Mind in Barnet Mental Health, and the Place2be.

My intention is to provide a safe, dependable and confidential environment from which you feel safe to explore any issues that may be concerning you.

Qualifications
  • Level 7 – NCS Accredited Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision

  • Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy. ( 4 Year Course)
    CCPE, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education London W1
    Diploma Project: Transformation through loss.
    Exploring through an experiential group the changes in relation to self, others, faith and belief following loss and bereavement.

 

  • Foundation Certificate Fundamentals of Counselling & Psychotherapy
    CCPE, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education London W1

 

  • Understanding and applying DSMIV (One Year Course)
    CCPE, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education London W1

 

Since qualifying as a psychotherapist in 2003 I have met the requirements for Continued Professional Development as laid out by my professional body UKCP.

Significant short courses and day courses...

  • Two three-day courses on Treating Trauma with Adults and Children – SOS Internationale

 

  • Place2Be training over one year on Working with Children Through Play

  • Facilitating groups (3 Day Training) – Child Bereavement Charity

 

  • Basic Sexuality (8 Week Course) – Spectrum

 

  • Professional Training Developmental Group. (2 Years) – CCPE. Learning T’ai Chi and discussing the learning in a developmental group of 10 people.

 

  • Understanding Bereavement and Bereavement Care (10 Week Course) – Hillingdon Cruse.

 

  • Short day courses on topics including Child Development, Ageing, Spirituality, Addiction, Trauma and Bereavement – various counselling and psychotherapy centres.

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Where to find Gloucestershire Counselling & Psychotherapy Care?

Beverly Franks
Gloucestershire Counselling & Psychotherapy Care
Newtown,
Stonehouse GL10 3RW

My consulting room is in a lovely location next to the Stroudwater Canal, easily accessible from Stonehouse, Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Bath and The Cotswolds.

  • Approximately 1 mile from Junction 13 of the M5  –  Parking is free and plentiful.
  • 5 min walk from nearest bus stop.
  • 20 min walk from Stonehouse Rail Station.

The room is a self-contained annexe with a separate entrance and attached bathroom facilities.

There is no waiting room to the property so you will need to arrive for your session at the agreed appointment time. There is a Starbucks Café on the Services roundabout on the A419 – 2 mins drive from the consulting room.

Alternatively, there is a café in Bonds Mill open 9am-3pm – 10 min walk down the canal to the left of the property towards Stroud.

Beverly Franks - Gloucestershire Counselling & Psychotherapy Care

Beverly Franks – Gloucestershire Counselling & Psychotherapy Care