Francis Norton


CPCAB L4 Diploma

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About Me

As a registered member of the main professional body for counselling, the BACP, I help clients with life problems and issues, often showing up as some combination of anxiety and depression. I have a special interest in people who are experiencing professional, academic or relational burnout. I know what burnout can feel like, and I was astonished to find that this common hazard to mental and physical wellbeing is almost entirely absent from counselling theory and practice. My mission - both professional and personal - is to fill this gap as best I can, especially at a time when this is an increasingly live issue for so many.

To Help You With...
AbuseADHDAdjustment DisorderAdoption IssuesAging ConcernsAnxietyAttachment TheoryBurnoutCodependencyContemplativeFamily ConflictInterpersonalMindfulness-basedParentingPersonal GrowthPsychodynamicRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemSexual AbuseTrauma
Therapeutic Approach

I will use counselling skills, informed by an understanding of burnout, to help you get a new perspective on the stresses operating on you, how these stresses are affecting your mind, body and personal relationships, and the inner resources you have and can draw on. I offer both the traditional open-ended relationship and Single Session Counselling. SSC is a structured, evidence-based and client-centred way of helping the client to identify their most urgent problem and come away from the session with a viable strategy for change.


I trained as an integrative counsellor using the two dominant counselling traditions, psychodynamic and person-centred. I also integrate other models such as CBT and mindfulness when helpful. Coming into counselling was a big sideways leap for me, from 30-odd years as a software developer. I know what it is to know that something has to change, and I know what it is to make that change.

Type of Therapy
IntegrativeMindfulnessMotivational InterviewingNarrativePerson Centered TherapyPsychodynamic Therapy
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermHome VisitsLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)
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