WELCOME

Hello and welcome! I’m a skilled therapist in Exeter offering counselling and psychotherapy to adults and teenagers throughout Devon and further afield. I excel at helping individuals overcome stress, anxiety and panic attacks (GAD), depression, relationship difficulties, trauma and grief.

My interest is in people rather than diagnoses, but I have a special interest in those who experience dissociation and have been/could be diagnosed with schizophrenia, psychosis, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or dissociative disorders (DDNOS, OSDD, DID, DPD).

I’m fully qualified, having both a Foundation Degree and a BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and I’m a member of the BACP, the largest professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. I’ve attended additional training for personality disorders, understanding addiction, dissociation and DID, and Mental Health First Aid, and done specialist voluntary work for Mind.

APPROACH

I’m professional and ethical, warm and smiley, authentic and honest, gentle and compassionate and I’ll always keep you safe by ensuring that we progress at a pace that you feel comfortable with. There are hundreds of different types of therapy available, but research indicates that the type of approach is not important.

The most significant factors to affect positive outcomes are: that you feel a good connection with me, and that you feel ready to fully commit to engaging with your therapy. I practice integrative counselling because it gives me the flexibility to provide you with the most effective methods and techniques for your needs: I tailor my approach to suit you, giving you the best opportunity to achieve the results you want.

GET UNSTUCK

Sometimes the difficulties we face in life seem to keep us stuck. Whatever we try, nothing seems to make a real difference. Even though our family and friends are well-meaning, their advice doesn’t help and can occasionally leave us feeling worse!

At times like these, talking to an experienced, professional counsellor can enable you to turn things around. Counselling with me will give you the opportunity to discover what’s causing your “stuckness”, decide how to move forward and regain control. Change can happen for you. Are you ready to achieve your full potential, experience a more enjoyable, fulfilling life and happier relationships? Then contact me today, why wait?

WHY…
VANESSA FRANCOISE?

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WHY…
COUNSELLING?

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WHY…
INTEGRATIVE COUNSELLING?

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WHAT CAN I HELP WITH?

Stress, anxiety
& panic attacks

FEELINGS OF
Loneliness

Feeling
Sad

Experiencing
Depression

ISSUES OF
Discrimination

Passive aggressive
behaviour

Suicidal thoughts
& self-harm

Addiction
ISSUES

ANGER &
RAGE PROBLEMS

Low self-esteem
& confidence

betrayals, family issues & divorce

emotional, physical
OR sexual Trauma

emotional, physical
OR sexual Abuse

Grief, bereavement
& loss

Career &
work issues

Physical health
issues & cancer

Gender DYSPHORIA

Attachment
disorder

DDNOS, OSDD, DID, DPD

Psychosis & schizophrenia

OCD

Bipolar
disorder

Personality
disorderS

PANIC DISORDER, GAD & PHOBIAS

WANT TO CHAT?

If you have any questions about anything on my website, or would like to arrange a free initial telephone conversation to discuss how we can work together, or if you’re ready to book your first session, please complete and send the contact form below.

As an alternative to the contact form, you can reach me on the number and email address below. If I’m unable to pick up, please leave a message with your details so I can return your call. I aim to reply within 24-hours regardless of the contact method used. However, your patience is appreciated as this may be delayed in some cases.

Phone: 07787-290434
Email: vanessa@theexetercounsellor.com
Address: 6 Baring Crescent, Exeter EX1 1TL

RIGHT HERE WITH YOU