Frances Maclean

Counselling in the Cotswolds

Developing Insight and Understanding to Achieve Life-Changing Results

Frances Maclean

Counselling in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire and Fulbrook, nr Burford, Oxfordshire

I am an experienced and qualified psychodynamic counsellor working with all ages of adults on a one-to-one basis. I currently work from my consulting room in Moreton-in-Marsh and from Cotswold Wellbeing, a peaceful space which offers a variety of health and wellbeing services in Fulbrook, just a mile or two from Burford.

Frances Maclean

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationships, bereavement & loss, fertility issues, redundancy, anger, self-worth and suicidal thoughts.  Counselling can also be of help to those who have experienced loss of meaning in their lives or for those seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships.

I have a number of years experience working in counselling agencies including The Gloucestershire Counselling Service and Cotswold Counselling, I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (The Gloucestershire Counselling Service) and I am a registered member of both the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council).

Background & Training
Ethics & Practice

About Counselling

My Approach

There are all sorts of different counselling styles.  I offer a type of therapy called “psychodynamic counselling” which is founded on the belief that our past experiences, some of which may well have been forgotten or unresolved have a powerful influence on the way we think and feel now.

We can explore together how underlying emotional issues may be impacting on you and your relationships. As this understanding is gained, it can be very rewarding and potentially life changing.


My consulting room in Moreton in Marsh is a quiet and confidential space in the centre of the town. It is easy to find with ample parking nearby, both free (2-hour spaces) and public car parks. It is on the ground floor and has disabled access.

Cotswold Wellbeing in Fulbrook, near Burford is a tranquil space looking out over the Cotswold countryside offering a variety of health and wellbeing services. I work from a peaceful and confidential room on the first floor of the building. The centre has its own parking. There is no disabled access.

How Long

Every client is different and I will work with you to decide what feels appropriate.

I usually work in an open-ended way which means that we will not fix the number of sessions at the beginning because it is not always possible to know at this point how long will be right for you. We can continue until you feel ready to end. I can also work in a time-limited way, usually 6 to 12 sessions where we agree the number of sessions at the start. Some people find this helpful if this is their first experience of counselling or in dealing with recent onset difficulties such as bereavement, relationship breakdown or redundancy.

We meet on a weekly basis at the same time and on the same day and sessions last for 50 minutes.

Arranging Counselling

Please e-mail me, phone me or use the enquiry form below so that we can arrange an initial consultation.

I use this first session as an assessment – an exploration of why you are coming now, what you are hoping for from counselling, your present situation and your past history. It is also an opportunity for us both to decide whether we can work together and for you to ask any questions about counselling that you may have.

Fees are usually £50 per 50 minute session unless there are very specific circumstances which make this difficult in which case this should be discussed at the initial consultation. The fee for the initial consultation is also £50.