Ms Frances Lloyd

Ms Frances Lloyd

Counselling, Psychotherapy 30012145


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Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behavioural Couples Therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Psychotherapy
  • Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 35 years experience of working with adults, employees, couples and young people in a variety of settings. My practice is generic and until recently was based in a private therapies centre within a large GP practice in Central Newcastle upon Tyne. However I am currently offering most appointments online by video conferencing or telephone if preferred.

My background was originally in Psychology (Newcastle University) followed by guidance in schools and higher education. During the 80's I undertook professional training in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Durham University and since then I have been engaged in practising therapy, teaching and supervision. I have experience of working with a number of different client groups including students, employees, NHS patients, NHS staff and private clients (including couples).

I am skilled in and feel comfortable with using a variety of different approaches to therapeutic work and describe myself as 'eclectic' which means that I am able to offer effective therapy for most common problems and life issues. Following the introductory sessions, I aim to be clear and transparent about the approach or approaches I believe to be the most suitable. These are explained to the client in a straightforward way so that he or she can participate in choosing a way forward.

I offer both short term focused or goal oriented work and long term open ended work depending on the needs and budget of the client. In short term work (up to 20 sessions) there is generally a clear aim or goal agreed at the beginning which is reviewed from time to time to check on progress towards it. In longer term work, goals are also helpful but there may be more time available to explore the client's past experiences and link them to current difficulties. Understanding how problems have arisen in the first place can be reassuring and provide a solid base from which to plan new and more positive coping strategies for the future. (It is also usually possible to include some past - present work in shorter term therapy.)

Areas of interest

Depression & Low Mood; Anxiety; Panic; Phobia, OCD; Stress; Trauma; Self Esteem & Assertiveness; Relationship & Family Issues; Pregnancy & Infertility Problems; Anger Management; Childhood Abuse (emotional, physical, sexual); Alcohol Misuse; Work & Study related difficulties; Work related Stress; Loss, Grief & Bereavement; Health related issues;

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders

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Procedures completed

  • AB073

    Counselling session - remote - (>50)

  • AB075

    Psychotherapy session - remote - (5-50)

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (1-5)

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