Counselling With Frances Rayner

What Is Counselling?

Counselling is a confidential, helping relationship, where you can talk about your problems and make sense of the difficulties you are facing in your life.

Counselling Process

The first counselling session enables me to hear why you have come for counselling and give you the opportunity to decide whether I am the best person for you to have counselling with.

Throughout your counselling journey, I will focus on you and what you need.  I will do my best to help you explore and work on whatever problems and emotional difficulties you may be facing.

What Can Counselling Help With?

Counselling can be helpful for a range of difficulties including (but not limited to):

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Relationship issues
  • Difficulties at home/work
  • Family conflict
  • Loss/grief
  • Life transitions

My Approach

I believe that counselling can be done in many ways, and that no single approach is better than another.

As an integrative counsellor, I use a variety of counselling techniques and key concepts drawn from various approaches including Person-centered therapy, Gestalt therapy and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy).

Where appropriate, I make use symbolic strategies and creative tools to help a client to talk about themselves and explore their inner world of thoughts and feelings.  These may include:

  • Sand Play
  • Writing (Thought Diary, Journaling)
  • Role play (The Empty Chair Technique)
  • Art (Drawing, Painting)
  • Relaxation (Body Scan, Breathing and Grounding Techniques)
  • Dreamwork
  • Imagination (The Emotion Cards)

I offer clients a safe, therapeutic environment which is geared towards facilitating and promoting personal growth.

My Experience

Devon Holistic Therapies

  • Providing short and long term counselling to adults aged 21+ years.

Young Devon

  • Providing short term counselling to young people aged 11-19 years.

The University of Plymouth

  • Providing short term counselling sessions to students aged 18+ years.

Higher Education

Supporting students with mental health problems and disabilities at various HE institutions including:

  • The University of Plymouth
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Plymouth Marjon University

Have A Question Or Want To Book?

If you have a question or would like to book a counselling session, please telephone me or send me a message via the email or contact form.

Call me on 07940 865 994 to find out more or book a session.