Dr Carole Francis-Smith

Dr Carole Francis-Smith

Carole has ten years of experience as a Counselling Psychologist and a previous long career working with vulnerable young people and adults. She has seen the benefit of talking therapies for many mental health issues and offers different approaches, including Compassion Focused Therapy. Carole understands that every person is unique and looks to tailor therapy to suit an individuals needs - offering a warm, safe space to build a working relationship. Her private practice also offers online counselling and mental health training.

Carole’s research area was in the nature of the therapeutic relationship in online therapy and she is in the process of publishing articles regarding the interesting findings.

This is Carole’s second career, having spent 16 years working for a large organisation. She has developed a special interest in Compassion Focused Therapy having seen it reach many people who might be resistant to traditional therapies.

The Old Rectory Clinic in Iron Acton is conveniently located with easy access from Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Frampton Cotterell, Coalpit Heath, Winterbourne, Westerleigh, Thornbury and the surrounding areas.

Current Holistic Therapies & Key Qualifications

  • Chartered Counselling Psychologist
  • DcounsPsy
  • Bsc (Hons) Psychology
  • Cert. Counselling skills
  • Cert. Online counselling skills
  • Advanced cert. Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Registered with - BPS, HCPC, BACP, ACTO

Therapy fees: £90 per one hour session

Availability: Tuesday 9am - 8pm

Mobile: 07480 022230

Dr Carole Francis-Smith

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