I’m the type of therapist who is determined to see hope when it feels like there is no hope, and see your strength when you may be feeling weak, weary and overwhelmed.

I will help you feel safe to share your pain without feeling judged and together we will work through it all and find solutions that work for you.

I’m the type of therapist who is determined to see hope when it feels like there is no hope, and see your strength when you may be feeling weak, weary and overwhelmed.

About Frances Weston

I’m the type of therapist who is determined to see hope when it feels like there is no hope, and see your strength when you may be feeling weak, weary and overwhelmed.

Meet Frances… a safe pair of hands

One of the leading Personal Development Specialists in her field, Frances uses a blend of transformational techniques and innovative processes to help her clients get the breakthroughs and results they seek. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and professional journals, and she is regularly interviewed by BBC Radio.

Frances has a wealth of life experience which has given her a deep understanding of human nature and an ability to relate to her clients and put them at ease. Her clients come from all walks of life, and include high profile individuals in the public eye who particularly value the absolute discretion and completely confidential environment she is able to offer.

Over recent years she has developed a bespoke, highly specialised approach to her work that seamlessly integrates key elements of counselling and coaching into unique, highly effective packages of support.

She has also created Sunshine Barn, a beautiful sanctuary for her clients in rural Derbyshire, to optimise their experience and enable her to provide them with a truly holistic and creative service.

Heal your heart
Meet Frances Weston - Brighter Futures Personal Growth

Hello, I’m Frances

I offer a strong, supportive presence as you or your child are going through a difficult time, offering careful, attentive listening, nurturing and genuine interest, together with proven strategies and solutions.

You can count on me to listen and observe with great care, picking up on the subtleties that others can miss. I am able to gather information from your verbal and non-verbal communication and reflect it back to you in a way that enables you to understand yourself better, and challenge perceptions you may have about yourself or life that are unhelpful. I can offer new perspectives and, using skills honed over many years, help you to unblock/unstick and release negative thoughts and beliefs so you can feel happier and more confident about yourself and your future.

This is much more than just listening, reflecting, or having a chat with a trusted friend!

As one client put it…

“Frances had the ability to look beyond what she saw when she first met me (a chaotic muddle!) and see my potential. I found this so affirming. She helped me to believe change was possible and using her blend of special ingredients, like a kind of alchemist, she supported and encouraged me to change and grow in ways I never would have thought possible.”

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

~ George Eliot

Experience

I have spent over 25 years working in my own successful private practice seeing adults, children and young people. Alongside this, I worked in the NHS as a part-time Highly Specialist Child and Adolescent Therapist within two CAMHS teams for 14 years, and as a Senior Counsellor for 8 years.

I have written for a regular column entitled ‘Counsellor’s Casebook’ for The British Journal of School Nursing about my counselling work with children, and was a member of their Editorial Board.

For over 18 years I provided clinical supervision to organisations, independent counsellors and counselling students supporting therapists with their professional and personal development.

I am fully insured and have enhanced DBS disclosure.

Awards

I was one of three finalists in the prestigious Inaugural Towergate Care Awards in the category ‘Creative Counselling Initiative’, having been shortlisted from 140 nominees in my category.

Frances Weston - Award-Winner

~ Frances is pictured here receiving her award from comedian and actor Sally Phillips.

Professional Bodies

I am accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice.

I am also a senior accredited member of the NCP (National Council of Psychotherapists); a founding member of the Coaching Division of the BACP; a member of BAPT (British Association of Play Therapists) and AAMET (Association of Meridian Energy Therapists).

BACP Registered

Qualifications and Training

  • BitmapCreated with Sketch. MEd Counselling (1995)
  • BitmapCreated with Sketch. Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (1993)
  • BitmapCreated with Sketch. Diploma in Play Therapy (2001)
  • BitmapCreated with Sketch. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Level 1 and 2 (2007)
  • BitmapCreated with Sketch. EFT Advanced Practitioner Level 3 (2009)
  • BitmapCreated with Sketch. Accredited Diploma in Performance Coaching (2010)
  • BitmapCreated with Sketch. ChildLine counsellor (1992-5)​
  • BitmapCreated with Sketch. Bereavement counsellor with Cruse (1992-5)

I’m also trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy); Solution Focused Brief Therapy; Family Therapy; Motivational Interviewing Techniques; Ecotherapy; and Groupwork with Children and Adolescents.

THE NEXT STEP

Are you ready to find out more? Then let's have a chat...

Potential clients are always offered a free 30 minute telephone consultation with me, which can be booked by clicking the button below. It’s called a Clarity Call, and it is a chance for you to tell me more about yourself – or your child – and your situation, and it enables me to get a sense of you, or your child, what your needs are and how I can serve you best. If we feel like a good fit, I can explain more about the programmes I offer and you can ask me any questions you may have.