• Frances Holloway

    Counselling/Therapy in North London

     

    Convenient access - Haringey, Hackney, Islington, Camden and Walthamstow

     

  • Why counselling/therapy

    There are many reasons why you might consider seeing a counsellor/therapist (these terms are generally interchangeable). You may be experiencing a crisis, perhaps feeling you're not in control. You may have reached a point in your life where you feel a pressing need to make changes. You might want to explore experiences, behaviours or patterns which you find are blocking your sense of who you are and where you want to be. You may be seeking an opportunity to reflect on something quite intangible but which creates a sense of unease or uncertainty.

    Counselling/therapy can be a useful way of looking at issues or patterns of behaviour which are blocking your capacity to understand and value yourself.

    Call and leave a message on: 07895 741572

    e mail: fhcounselling@icloud.com

  • My approach

    I work from a humanistic perspective which means that I believe the relationship which develops between client and counsellor is key to facilitating understanding, acceptance, genuine regard and the potential and capacity for change.

    My view is that the client is best placed to determine the focus and pace of sessions. It is my aim to facilitate this by offering a safe and confidential space where you can talk freely about yourself and your life and to engage with you openly, without judgement.

    My guiding models are Person Centred and Existential. These approaches compliment each other well with both supporting the potential of the client to see themselves as an individual with power, freedom to change and able to gain a clearer understanding of their world.

    I work with a diverse range of people with a wide range of issues, life experience and backgrounds. Something we share is a curiosity and desire for insight and understanding.

    I have the benefit of undertaking counselling from both sides – as a client and as counsellor and have experienced the transformative possibilities this relationship can have. Through the counselling process, I have acquired skills which have been extraordinarily useful in determining outcomes in my own life and which have helped me in my efforts to be an open and authentic individual. I believe that I am able to use those skills to good effect, to be present, as a practitioner in the joint exploration of self-determination and agency. I offer short term, time limited and long term, open ended therapy to adults over 18.

  • Experience and training 

    I work in private practice in North London - Seven Sisters, and am an Honorary Independent Psychotherapist (HIP) with a leading UK charity. I have also worked at East London Out Project an LGBTQ project in Walthamstow, East London.

     

    I am a Registered Member of BACP and a member of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility.
     

    I trained in both Person Centred and Existential models and work with people across a wide range of experiences and backgrounds sharing a purposeful quest for insight and understanding.

     

    I have experience of working with the following issues:

    Abuse, Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Disability, Eating Disorders, Health, Identity, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal Development, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues.

     

    I am committed to continuing personal development through regular supervision and additional ongoing professional training which extends my understanding and experience of therapeutic practice.

     

    As a Registered Member, I work to the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals

     

    I have spent my career working in the Charity and Voluntary Sector having had a very enjoyable and varied experience of working and volunteering with organisations, individuals and groups of people who wanted to shape and influence their communities and environment.

     

     

     

    Qualified - City University London

    Post Grad Diploma in Person Centred and Existential Counselling* 1996-1998

    Foundation Certificate* 1994-1995

    Introduction to Counselling* 1994

     

    *All Professional Training Courses accredited by BACP.

     

     

    Registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy​

  • Sessions

    Our first session would explore what has brought you to counselling/therapy and the possibility of our working together. We would discuss duration and frequency of our meetings along with any details of our possible agreement or contract. An initial session might take up to 75minutes with any subsequent sessions being 50 minutes and usually held weekly at the same time.

    I have availability Monday - Friday.

    Fees

    An initial meeting is free and subsequent sessions are charged at £50 for 50 minutes.

    I review charges on an annual basis and notify clients in advance of any change.

  • Location

    Public transport links provide good access from North, Central and East London. I am located three minutes walk from Seven Sisters Tube & Rail (Victoria Line -Exit 3) and South Tottenham (Overground).

    Buses 76, 149, 243, 476, all stop at the end of the street. Bus 41, 259 & 279, stops are five minutes walk.

    See map below

    My practise room is located on the first floor and therefore, regrettably, not wheel chair accessible.

     

     

     

  • Current Availability

    I am currently full but do send an email if you would like to join my waiting list.

  • Contact me

    If you would like to discuss anything further please complete your details below, send an email or call me on my mobile and I will respond as soon as possible. If you would like to arrange an initial meeting or have a prior telephone chat please leave a message and I will contact you :