Frances Ross M.Ed Counselling Psychology, SEP, MBACP.



Counselling and Trauma Resolution

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website. I am a highly qualified and experienced psychotherapist (1975-2021) providing short-term and long-term therapy in South West London and Clifton, Bristol. You can view my specialty areas of treatment here.

'The changes in my system are profound, the most amazing of these being a total freedom from a headache that had lasted 43 years. What I love most about working with Frances is the simplicity of her technique, it cuts straight through to the centre of the trauma without overwheming or re-stimulating. Coming from a place of deep trauma, I now feel more rested in myself and safer in the world.' (Kay, June 2010). Read more...

Body-Mind approaches can facilitate very clear and functional connection with the person's own wisdom

I believe each individual has the innate ability to heal themselves. I assist each person to explore these abilities, in ways that work for them: click here. I've studied and practiced many models and techniques from Family Systems to Somatic Experiencing, with the belief that the more I know the more professionally and knowledgeably I can do my work.

My specialty areas of treatment are:

Shock Trauma and post traumatic reactions

To learn more about Trauma, such as the Anxiety, Insomnia, Phobias, Obsessions, Chronic pain or Learning Difficulties it can cause click here to see how I may be able to help you. Please also click here for examples of the kind of information and skills you will be experiencing and learning.

Children and Families

I work with the Family system to calm and improve the family atmosphere, making living together more enjoyable. I provide infomation on children and teenagers' development, on parenting methods tailored to suit each family, and on educational issues. As both a Counsellor and former Teacher I'm qualified to provide infomation on educational issues such as learning difficulties and attention disorders. I consult with schools and teachers regarding children's behavioural difficulties.

Individual Psychotherapy

I work with individuals who wish to improve the quality of their life in regards to:

Relationships - Anxiety - Depression - Addictions - Fears and Phobias - Resolving problems with children - Recovery from loss - Restoring self-esteem - Recovering meaning and focus in your life.

Supervision and Consultation in Body-Mind Psychotherapy

Supervision: for individuals wishing to integrate Somatic Psychotherapy into their practice, in order to work more effectively with Post Traumatic Reactions, and for Somatic Experiencing students and Practitioners.

Ongoing Training for Psychotherapists and Counsellors: Body-Mind Psychotherapy for the Resolution of Shock Trauma and Developmental Trauma.

International Assistant for SE: Assisting in the US, Israel and at Peter Levine's Master Classes; 'Eye of the Needle: Near Death States', 'Breath, Depression and Aggression', 'Body Reading and Developmental Trauma', 'Memory and Emotion', 'Healing Developmental Trauma and Archetypes', 'Bones and Viscera'.

Consultation: for health professionals and organizations.


Frances Ross, M.Ed, Registered Clinical Counsellor, has been practicing Counselling and Psychotherapy since 1976. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner having trained with Dr Peter Levine and Dr Ian Macnaughton since 1989. She worked with Trauma Resolution in Vancouver, BC, in Doctors offices, Schools, and for Vancouver Victims Compensation from 1985-2010. She is currently running a private practice in Richmond-on-Thames, and Clifton, Bristol. Please visit her Qualifications page to find out more. Details of fees can be found on her F.A.Q's page.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how I work.

You can also call me on 07734885554 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

I currently run a Trauma Counselling practice in London, Richmond-on-Thames TW10, and in Clifton, Bristol at 45 Alma Vale Rd, BS8.

Regarding COVID-19; sessions can be held online or in person at this time.

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