Frances Maclean

Psychotherapy in the Cotswolds

Developing Insight and Understanding to Achieve Life-Changing Results

Frances Maclean

Psychotherapy in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, only a few miles from Gloucestershire, Worcestershire & Warwickshire

I am an experienced and qualified (BACP & BPC) psychodynamic psychotherapist offering psychotherapy and counselling. I work with all ages of adults on a one-to-one basis. I currently work from my consulting room in Charlbury near to Chipping Norton, Woodstock, Burford, Witney, Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water & Stow-on-the-Wold

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. Therapy 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’m a member of the Society of Analytical Psychology where I trained. The society was formed in 1945 to develop the work of Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist who believed the purpose of the psyche was a movement towards integration throughout an individual’s life.

I have a number of years experience working in talking therapy agencies including The Gloucestershire Counselling Service and Cotswold Counselling. I also hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling with the Gloucestershire Counselling Service and I am a registered member of the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)

About Psychotherapy and Counselling

My Approach

There are all sorts of different therapy styles.  I offer a type of therapy called “psychodynamic therapy” 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 Charlbury is on the first floor (accessed via stairs) and is in a peaceful location near the centre of the town. There is ample parking nearby.

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. This may mean that you come for a few weeks or several months; some clients choose to come to therapy for a year or more. 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 either once or twice a week depending on your needs at the same time and on the same day(s) and sessions last for 50 minutes.

Arranging Therapy

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; for us to think carefully about how your needs can best be met and for you to ask any questions about therapy that you may have.

Fees are usually £60 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 £60.