I have been working as a therapeutic counsellor in the field of addictions treatment since 2015 and have diverse experience in both the private and charitable sectors, practicing in residential and community-based treatment settings as well as frontline drug and alcohol services.
Problems with substances do not develop in a vacuum and invariably exist alongside other factors such as stress, trauma, developmental/attachment issues, depression, anxiety, bereavement, inter-personal relationships, and complex mental health.
Being acutely aware of the stigma and shame that can accompany mental health problems, I appreciate the importance of creating a safe space in which to contain the therapeutic process and aim to combine evidence-based practice with a client-centred, integrative, creative approach, tailored to meet individual needs and goals.
Alongside joining Priory as part of their multidisciplinary team, I continue to work for a national charity in their community-based rehabilitation centre, having a passion for working within therapeutic communities and a commitment to providing treatment to those who might otherwise be unable to access services. I also volunteer for South East and Central Essex MIND and Norfolk & Waveney MIND as part of their low-cost counselling service.
I am a member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol professionals (FDAP) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am guided by the ethical principles which underpin their code of practice.
Fran Glendining graduated from The University of Bath in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science (1st class Hons) in Addictions Counselling. Between 2017-18 she also completed a Foundation in group work with the Institute of Group Analysis.
She is due to complete a further CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in August 2021.
- Adjustment Disorder
- Alcohol Rehabilitation
- Amphetamine Addiction
- Anger Management
- Cannabis Addiction
- Cocaine Addiction
- Drug Rehabilitation
- Ecstasy / MDMA Addiction
- Exercise Addiction
- Heroin Addiction
- Ketamine Addiction
- Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment
- Shopping Addiction
- Spice Addiction
- Stimulant Addiction
- Work Addiction
- Accredited Drug and Alcohol Professional, Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals
- Bachelor of Science in Addictions Counselling (BSc Hons) degree 2018
- Foundation Certificate in Group Analysis 2018