AchievingGoals...Now! Child and Family Counselling Services


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Franeen has a variety of specialities and uses different approaches for each client's specific need

Franeen is a Psychotherapist in Cheltenham who specializes in working with adults and children, helping them to deal with a variety of problems.

She is an Integrative Therapist working in the centre of Cheltenham (parking available), providing help and guidance to adults, children, teenagers and families. She uses a variety of proven therapies and approaches to help you, your child or your family to achieve success.

With 33 years of experience in helping children, teenagers and adults to deal with various emotional and behavioural difficulties and concerns like anger management, bullying, anxiety, self harm, fears and phobias, low self esteem, bereavement, coping after a divorce and depression, she takes great care to consider your specific needs to establish the best approach and support to help you.


During these Child Assessments children are evaluated holistically to determine their level of emotional functioning and to determine how they experience their immediate world in terms of family relationships, peer group relationships, their self-esteem and their emotional development. By exploring their circumstances on their level using various play therapy techniques, enables me to identify possible problem areas and the reasons thereof. Feedback is then given to parents and we collaboratively decide on a treatment plan, which can be any of the following: bonding therapy to strengthen the attachment between parent and child; play therapy; sand tray therapy; child counselling; parental guidance; filial therapy or behavioural programs. Practical Guidelines are given about different ways to react to children's behaviour and how to cope and deal with problematic issues.



This is indicated for children who struggle with emotional and/or  behavioural difficulties; divorce; bereavement; other losses; trauma; low self-esteem or any other school related problems e.g. bullying. Children do not have the ability to tell you in words how they feel or why they behave the way they do - they communicate through play. By using these methods, the play therapist creates a safe world for the child to be able to confidentially express their fears and anxieties and to help them to make sense of their perceived chaotic world.



 Adults and Adolescents are seen for either counselling, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy or coaching. During the first interview we will determine what your specific needs are and together work out a program to specifically address your needs in order for you to have a positive outcome achieving your goals.

During these sessions we might look at your overall life-work satisfaction. We will collaboratively create achievable outcomes, learn how to manage stress and conflict, discover how to be motivated all of the time, learn how to create the ideal work-life balance and learn how to make important decisions in your life. We also might focus on negative automatic thoughts and how that influence your day to day functioning. It is also often necessary to look at various past issues, making us have a look at your childhood or other important events that had an impact on your life.

Common problems that I will help you deal with are fears, phobias, traumas, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, confidence, stress and relationship issues.


One of the main characteristics of CBT is that the therapist and client collaboratively look at the client's problem, breaking it up into four main areas of cognitions, emotions, behaviour and the physiological effect it has on the client. By collaboratively working on a formulation to determine the connection, it is a structured and short term approach to help the client achieve their goals. This is very successful for treating depression, anxiety and panic disorders, OCD and other problems related to low confidence and self-esteem. The client plays a very active role during these sessions, making it an effective and evidence based approach.



NLP refers to the unconscious processes we use to produce behaviour, and therefore results. This approach consists of a methodology and a series of techniques for achieving what we want in our daily life. Its structure comes from modelling people and it teaches that it is not what happens to you that makes a difference, but what you do with it. 'Neuro' refers to our nervous system and therefore includes our five senses, 'Linguistic' refers to language and how we specifically use it to give meaning to our experiences and 'Programming' indicates the ways in which we think and behave.

How we store our past memories and planning our future forms a timeline. Timeline Therapy(TM) is mainly focussing on addressing the five major negative emotions of anger, sadness, fear, hurt and guilt. It is a process that takes us back to the root cause of events which will make it easier for us to let go of the negative emotions, enabling us to be mindful of the present and the future.



Brainspottiing is a treatment that uses the body's ability to heal. It reduces and eliminates the impact of unresolved trauma and distress. It is a powerful psychotherapeutic method that works with the deep brain to help you heal. It is a focussed treatment that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neuro-physiological sources of emotional and body pain, and trauma.It is also viewed as an intensive mindfulness technique, helping the client to process traumatic events. It is often enhanced by integrating  the use of bi-lateral sound therapy. It is a neuroscience technique and research proved the high success rate.






Everybody often ask themselves.....
       Could my life be better?
       Am I getting what I want out of life?
       Do I really have compelling goals for my future?
       Do I lead a totally balanced life?
       Am I really living to my full potential?
       Am I a good parent?
       Is my child really happy?


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