AchievingGoals...Now! Child and Family Counselling Services

About Me

About Me
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Franeen McDonald holds a degree in Psychology and Social Work, a Master's Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a Certificate in Child- and Play Therapy, a Certificate in Family and Divorce Mediation and a Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy ™ and Hypnosis. She is also qualified in Brainspotting. She did various post graduate courses in Child and Family Counselling and engages in Continued Professional Development. 

As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), she adheres to their code of ethics and practice. She has an advanced CRB check and trained to work with child protection issues.

She has experience in counselling children and families since 1986 and has worked in a variety of medical, voluntary and local authority sectors. She has set up her Child and Family Counselling Practice, AchievingGoals…Now!, in 2005. Prior to this she had her own very successful private Practice as a Family Coach and Child- & Play Therapist in South Africa. She currently not only sees many private clients for counselling at her office in Cheltenham, but also consults at various schools in Gloucestershire where she does child and teenage counselling.

Franeen is also employed as an External Counsellor for Occupational Health at Gloucestershire's County Council.

Our office.

  • To help clients make lasting changes in all areas of life
  • To make use of all my expertise to establish the appropriate support and help for you as an individual
  • To guide you into making the right choices in reponding to difficult situations in your life
  • To offer a non-judgmental environment and to treat all information in strict confidence
  • To be open and honest with clients
  • To help you understand why you feel the way you do and to give you space to find your own way forward
  • To help you achieve your goals in your personal life, at work and with your family
  • To work collaboratively towards achieving your goals

AchievingGoalsNow *Calderwood House *7 Montpellier Parade *Cheltenham *GL50 1UA *Tel: 07766878693