Approaches: Integrative and Humanistic Counselling-Psychotherapy
Frances Gleeson is a qualified counsellor trained in the integrative humanistic approach. She trained at Cork Counselling Centre and Training Institute where she received her diploma in counselling. She is currently undertaking a degree in counselling and psychotherapy with the institute in association with Coventry University. She is a pre-accredited member of the IACP (Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). She regards attendance at conferences as an ongoing part of her professional development. To date she has attended professional conferences on shame, sexuality, neuroscience and non-verbal communication.
Frances regards the quality of the relationship between therapist and the person seeking counselling as being at the heart of therapeutic process and confidentiality as an important part of building trust and safety for the person to explore their difficulties. Also central to Frances’s way of working is listening attentively, without judgement, and seeking to empathise with the experiences and emotions of the person seeking counselling. Her objective is not to advise or dictate the process but to accompany the person on their journey and to empower them and facilitate positive personal growth and change through presence, understanding, reflection and therapeutic techniques.
Frances Gleeson works with adults experiencing:
- low self-esteem
- relationship difficulties
- family problems
- financial worries