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Frances Barlow Counsellor

COUNSELLING IN MORLEY, LEEDS & ONLINE


Welcome

Thank you for visiting my website.

My name is Frances Barlow.


I provide a confidential counselling service in Morley, south-west Leeds.


I work face to face, online and also offer telephone sessions. I offer short term and long term therapy to individuals over the age of 18. Please note I don't offer counselling to couples.

I have an Enhanced DBS Certificate.


I'm open to new clients from the beginning of May.

If you need to talk to someone right now:

Call the Samaritans on 116 123

Call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK on 0800 6895652

Text SHOUT on 85258

There helplines are free, confidential and open 24/7, 365 days a year.

Counselling in a safe, comfortable and private setting

I work from a person centred counselling approach, putting you and your individual experiences at the heart of what we do and offer a safe, non-judgemental environment that will support you to find your own solutions and strengths.


If you're looking for a safe place to talk, need emotional support, or feel to be struggling with change, please get in touch. I understand first hand that life can feel overwhelming and confusing and that it can be difficult to reach out.

About me

I've been a practicing person centred therapist for ten years since qualifying in 2014. I'm committed to providing counselling to adults in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I also work with and support trainee counsellors and student counsellors to whom I offer concessionary rates. My way of working is often referred to as talking therapy.


I’m bound by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. This means that I work with a commitment to client well-being and work to professional standards. For more information please visit www.BACP.co.uk

I'm also an accredited member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society. This means I'm on a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority which was created to ensure that the public are able to choose safe, ethical and competent professionals for their health and social care needs.

www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org/

Qualifications
  • 2023 TQUK Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • 2019 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Children
  • 2014 ABC Awards Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • 2014 Bradford Bereavement Support Grief and Loss Course
  • 2011 ABC Awards Advanced Counselling Skills
Ongoing commitment to personal development
  • The Power of Good Nutrition and Digestion when we are Grieving
  • ADHD: Navigating Neurodiversity in a Neurotypical World
  • Assessing Risk
  • Supporting Clients with Body Dysmorphia and Body Image Difficulties
  • Understanding and Managing Loneliness
  • Working with Shame
  • Counselling Autistic Clients
  • Working with Suicidal Clients
  • Working with Client who Self Harm
For Student and Trainee Therapists

Counselling

I’m a member of the Therapist Network at Leeds Beckett University, and on the supplier list at Leeds City College.

Supervision

I'm currently undertaking Diploma Training in the Practice of Supervision through the Leeds Centre for Psychological Development.

I offer concessionary rates to students for both counselling and supervision – please feel free to get in touch if you’d like further information.

Be listened to, and really heard

If you're looking for a safe place to talk, need emotional support, or feel to be struggling with change, please get in touch.

I understand first hand that life can feel overwhelming and confusing and that it can be difficult to reach out.

The overall aim of counselling sessions is to support clients by helping them to work through issues, to enable a happier and more settled life.

Speak in confidence

I am bound ethically to provide a confidential service. I will not discuss what you talk about in our sessions with anyone else.


As part of my ethical commitment to my profession I attend monthly supervision. My supervisor also works in a confidential setting. I may discuss client work at supervision however I will not give my supervisor any identifying client information.


If I believe someone is in danger of serious harm I may need to break confidentiality in accordance with the BACP ethical framework, this would be discussed with client and supervisor.

How I work

I offer short-term counselling and more in-depth, on-going flexible therapy. To provide us with an opportunity to meet and ask any questions you may have about therapy I offer an initial meeting, this will last up to 60 minutes. This gives us a chance to discuss what you hope to get from seeing a counsellor, changes you may want to make, and whether you feel like I am the right therapist to support you. If you’re happy to continue we’ll go from there.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. I'm a counsellor experienced in helping and supporting clients who are going through emotional difficulties and need somewhere safe to talk.

People bring a variety of personal challenges to therapy that they would like to work through.

These can present in many ways - here are a few examples of what can be supported through counselling:

change

grief

bereavement

family issues

relationships

living loss

stress

work related issues

redundancy

friendships

low mood

depression

general anxiety

identity

neurodiversity

autism / ASD

ADHD

loneliness

"From day one of meeting Frances, I felt comfortable and able to open up to her."

"I would recommend this service to family and friends."

"I would like to say a heartfelt thank you for your help. It has made a huge difference to my life. Thank you."

"I felt listened to and respected."

"I felt safe enough to speak freely."

My location

I work from my large and well ventilated counselling room on Albert Road, Morley. I provide location details when we arrange an initial session.


Morley is within easy reach of Birstall, Churwell, Drighlington, Gildersome, Birkenshaw, East Bierley, Gomersal, Mirfield, Tong, Beeston and the south Leeds area. A wider reach includes Wakefield, Bradford, Leeds and Kirklees, and within easy access of the M62 and M1.


In addition to providing face-to-face therapy, I also offer telephone counselling and online sessions via software package Zoom for clients who prefer to work this way. Please get in touch to find out more about how online therapy works.

Fees and availability

  • Face to face session £50
  • Online session £50
  • Telephone session £50

Sessions are 60 minutes.

Before committing to any counselling sessions I suggest an initial session. This gives an opportunity for you ask questions, to discuss what you would like to get from counselling, how I can support you and to see if you would like to go ahead.


  • Initial face to face session £35
  • Initial online session £35
  • Initial telephone session £35


Initial sessions are 60 minutes.


I provide my bank details prior to the start of counselling, and ask that payment is made by bank transfer before each session to secure the booking.


I work with student and trainee counsellors offering counselling and supervision, and offer concessionary rates. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss this.


My working hours

8am to 5pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

8am to 7pm Tuesday

9am to noon Friday.

Get in touch

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This will enable us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.


You can also call me on 07751 680430 if you would prefer to speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.


I aim to answer enquiries within 48 hours, all contact is confidential.

If you need to talk to someone right now:

Call the Samaritans on 116 123

Call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK on 0800 689 5652

Text SHOUT on 85258

These helpline are free, confidential and open 24/7, 365 days a year.



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