Individual Psychotherapy and Counselling
with Rob Francis MBACP
What has prompted you to seek counselling or psychotherapy (or therapy for short)? Are you struggling in some way and looking for support? Does life feel like a labyrinth, a maze in which you’re lost? Do you find yourself in the same place time and again, as if you’re going round in circles? Are you aware of patterns of behaviour and relating that no longer serve you well, yet you’re not sure how to do things differently? Or maybe you’re experiencing a crisis or a time of change and transition, and would like to find ways to manage this.
How can therapy help you?
Therapy offers us an opportunity to bring and share our deepest selves, to practise new ways of responding to our self and others, and to find more satisfying ways of living our lives. In both short- and longer-term work we can identify and work with patterns and identities we embody, and how these play out in our relationships with our self and others. For me, a key benefit and goal of therapy is learning the art of self-management and self-regulation, through exploring and experimenting with how we use ourselves and how we form our attitudes and behaviour.
How do I work?
In working together I can help you navigate your way through your current life situation by offering you a space to be present with yourself and your experience in a supportive, professional relationship. Doing so can help you increase your awareness of different possibilities, and deepen your relationship with yourself and others.
We work with the whole of you, taking into account your body, mind and emotions. We might look at your experience to date, your present patterns, and what you want for yourself in the future. We also consider your values and what gives your life meaning. In therapy you can form a different relationship to your past experiences by working with your present self, growing and integrating new attitudes and action patterns.
I work in a relational way, paying attention to how you relate to me in the sessions as a reflection of how you relate to yourself and others in your daily life.
Areas I work with:
- Anger Management & Conflict
- Anxiety & Panic Attacks
- Bereavement, Grief & Loss
- Change and Transitions
- Family Conflict & Issues
- Gender and Sexual Diversity
- Relationship Issues & Problems
- Self-Esteem & Self Worth
- Sexual or Physical Abuse in Childhood
- Sex Anxiety & Sexual Problems
- Spirituality, Faith & Meaning
- Stress & Burnout
Psychotherapy Qualifications and Training:
I have trained at Spectrum, the London humanistic psychotherapy centre, completing their comprehensive training over six years. The courses and qualifications include:
- Spectrum One Year Course in Psychotherapy
- Spectrum Postgraduate Certificate in Psychotherapy
- Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Sexuality
- Childhood Sexual Abuse: Occurrence and Prevention
- Developing Clinical Skills
- Working with Anger
- Reparenting Intensive
I’m listed on the Pink Therapy gender and sexual diversity therapist register.
If you’re interested in working together have a look at my website for further information. Please then call or email me to arrange to have a brief initial phone conversation; we will then have at least one exploratory session at which we will look at what you would like to work on, how we might work together, and for us to decide whether or not we continue to work together.
If you contact me after 16:00 on a Friday, I will respond to you on the following Monday.
I work at City Therapy Rooms on Monday mornings & afternoons; Tuesday and Friday mornings.
I work with individuals and my rate is £65 per 50 minute session.