Mrs Beverly Franks

Member Status: Accredited Professional

Member No: NCS19-08270

Location: Newtown

At the heart of my counselling practice is my belief that every person is born with the natural capacity to lead a rich and fulfilling life with an inbuilt capacity to heal.

Every so often, though, life can feel difficult as we struggle to come to terms with day to day challenges, relational experiences, work-related conflicts and events that happen to us.
Sometimes we don’t know what is bothering us, we just have a sense that something doesn’t seem right or that there must be more to life than what we are currently experiencing.

At times like these, it can be good to talk to somebody who can help you to sort out what is the matter in a way that you cannot do by yourself.

I have specific experience and a genuine desire to work with people who have experienced bereavement and loss, either in early life or subsequently. As well as bereavement I specialise in helping people through periods of change and life transition such as work-related stress, divorce, adjusting to Motherhood/ Fatherhood, Changes in employment, relocation.
In my experience adjusting to changes in life can bring about anxiety and stress that if worked through with a trusted other can bring about growth and personal/ professional development.
I integrate talking therapy and working with nervous system regulation to encourage mindfulness and a natural resolution to the difficulties you are experiencing.
I can't claim to know exactly what it feels like to be you because every person is unique. I am however committed to walking alongside you through your process and look forward to seeing you emerge from what can often feel like an impossible situation with more clarity, purpose, meaning and fulfilment.

When you are ready to discuss your concerns further, e-mail me for a chat and to book your 90 min introductory session.

I am in a lovely location next to the Stroudwater canal, easily accessible from Stonehouse, Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Bath and The Cotswolds,
Approximately 1 mile from Junc. 13 of the M5. Parking is free.
5 min walk from the nearest bus stop.
20 min walk from Stonehouse Rail Station.

I look forward to hearing from you.

I also offer supervision to counsellors and support to managers from all professions. I describe my supervision as integrative which includes integrating mind, body and spirit. In practice, the foundation of all my therapeutic work is one of working from attuned bodily presence.

I welcome supervisees with different therapeutic perspectives than my own. I believe that nurturing openness and honesty in supervision helps the supervisee/ Manager to learn, develop and grow.

Supervision of supervision is undertaken in accordance with the UKCP and NCS code of ethics. I have an advanced diploma in counselling supervision and am accredited with The National Counselling Society.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy ( CCPE)
    UKCP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist
    Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
    Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision level 7
  • What I can help with
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Relationships
    • Spirituality
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