About

Francesca

... my background

Thank you for taking your time to view my website.

You have most likely arrived here because yourself or someone you know is thinking about counselling and psychotherapy. Understandably, this can be a worrying and confusing time and at this stage you may just need information about what counselling is and how you can make use of it. 

 

I’m a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work in line with their ethical framework. I have two degrees in psychology followed by a certificate and diploma in counselling.

I am situated at the Tower Clinic, Cookridge, Leeds. (For more information on where I am based and about the clinic, please scroll below.) It is a professional, welcoming space, easy to find with lots of free car parking. 

Prior to this, I volunteered at Phoenix Health & Wellbeing where I worked with many clients of all ages, who presented an array of challenges including: depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relationship issues, eating disorders and OCD. My most recent training has been on 'Working with Suicide'.

my qualifications...

2017-2019

Leeds Beckett University -

PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

2016-2017

Leeds Beckett University -

PG Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy Skills

2014-2016

Leeds Beckett University - 

MA Interdisciplinary Psychology

2011-2014

Leeds Trinity University -

Psychology Degree (BSc Hons)

my journey...

I chose counselling as a career because there was a time in my life where I felt like I had no voice. Alone and afraid with my thoughts and feelings, I was hopeless and stuck. I eventually plucked up the courage from within and made contact to see a counsellor. From having experienced and engaged in therapy myself, it allowed me to understand how it feels to be listened to, without the fear of judgement or being misunderstood. It gave me time, space and the confidence to open up to a trusting individual and as a result of this, it changed all aspects of relationships in my life for the better. After therapy, I wanted to work with others and communicate how we can work on their self-love and belief in themselves. I have a great interest in the therapeutic relationship and how sharing thoughts and feelings in itself, is so powerful.

I am a dedicated, calming and approachable therapist who brings warmth and compassion to the work I do. I want you to become your own therapist and to leave the therapeutic relationship as a more independent and competent individual. I am so passionate about therapy and changing the stigma that surrounds it. You are important, you deserve to be listened to and to feel safe whilst doing so.  

Counselling is an important process towards knowing and understanding yourself at a deeper level, enabling you to really live your life and move forward. The model I am trained in is the Relational Approach. This combines the analytical aspect of the Psychodynamic Approach with the warmth of Person Centred therapy. I also consider other theories in my practice such as Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

ARE YOU READY TO INVEST IN YOURSELF AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE?

I'd love to hear from you,

- Francesca

How to find me at:

'The Tower Clinic'

Location: 8 Tinshill Lane, Cookridge, LS16 7AP                  Website: www.towerclinic.co.uk
Opening Times: 
Monday - 09.00-16.30
Tuesday - 09.00-21.00
Wednesday - 09.00-21.00
Thursday - 09.00-21.00
Friday - 09.00-16.30
Saturday - 09.00-16.00
Sunday - CLOSED
Distances from city centres:
Leeds: 5 miles    
Halifax: 15.6 miles
Bradford: 9.4 miles                      
Wakefield: 17.1 miles
Huddersfield: 21.7 miles            
Harrogate: 12.9 miles 
Dewsbury: 15.7 miles                   
York: 27.5 miles
Car Parking:
There is ample free car parking, but in the event that the car park is full, there is on-road parking near-by, but please do not park on the main road/Tinshill Lane. 
Disabled Person's Access:
There are two disabled persons parking places at the front of the building. The clinic is accessed on the level through a wide front door. 
Once inside the building, there are no steps or ramps downstairs. There is a disabled person's toilet facility off reception.

** FACE TO FACE SESSIONS AT THE TOWER CLINIC HAVE RESUMED ** 

 

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© 2020 by Francesca Parry. 

Not sure how you feel?

When you feel stuck and confused, don't worry. Life can be very complicated and sometimes we react to things and we don't even know we feel. It may seem impossible to even know where to start Talking about this with a counsellor can help you become clearer and we can work through this stuckness together.