Frances Brown, M.Ed., RPC, MTC

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  • Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Therapeutic Counsellor
  • 1j940 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7M 2K2
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Vancouver, B.C., V6J 1T5
      501 - 1587 West 8th Ave
      Vancouver, B.C., , V6J 1T5
  • Phone: 604.219.2690
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  • Session Fees: Fees: $150.00 for 1.0 hours and $210.00 for 1.5 hours including gst. Sliding scale is available for limited number of clients
  • www.francesbrowncounselling.com
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam



       Frances Brown Counselling     
     Please note - In light of COVID-19, I am offering only online counselling via Zoom or phone                    

COUPLES & MARRIAGE COUNSELLING 
ONLINE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
 
Are you and your partner caught in a painful negative cycle that leaves you feeling frustrated and hurt?
You know you still love each other, but safe connection is hard to find?  Every time you try and reach each other, it turns into an escalating dance of angry criticism followed by icy, silent withdrawal.
 
Following the Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) road map to loving connection, I can help you discover a new language of love that brings you close. 
 
Originated by leading Canadian psychologists & researches Dr. Sue Johnson & Dr. Les Greenberg, EFT, studies indicate, has an 86 to 90% success rate with couples who complete this relative short term approach.  The average length of therapy is between 12 to 30 weeks. 
 
Taking the first step to begin counselling may not feel easy, but it may be the right decision for you at this time.
Benefits can include
  • new patterns of communication that reassure and bring you and your partner closer
  • a feeling of safe, secure connection
  • renewed intimacy and joy
  • tools to successfully resolve old, unaddressed issues in your relationship

What is Emotionally Focused Therapy?
EFT is a 3 part approach based on British psychologist John Bowlby's attachment theory. 
 
Stage 1   - de-escalating the negative cycle - stepping out of old behaviour patterns  
Stage 2  -  discovering positive patterns of communicating that create connection, safety and intimacy 
Stage 3  -  using your new skills to process any old, unresolved relationship issues between you -and consolidating the changes
If you would like to begin now to improve your relationship and experience loving connection, renewed intimacy and more happiness, I invite you to contact me. 

 


 COUNSELLING FOR INDIVIDUALS
 
When you realize that you have tried over and over to resolve what troubles you, but continue to struggle
and don't know what to do next, then counselling therapy can be the right choice.You may be struggling with 
  • disappointment in the your life and relationships
  •  anxiety or depression 
  •  finding the safety to process the pain of loss                                                                   


The benefits of counselling therapy can be enormous!
  • increased optimism
  • greater confidence and self-esteem
  • clarification of values and goals
  • support to take the steps needed to make changes
  • a life of expanded possibilities - a sense of freedom and choice  

Education & Training:
  •  B. MUS - University of B.C.
  •  Diploma in Special Education- U.B.C.
  •  M.ED - University of Hartford, Connecticut                                                    
  • CLEARMIND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE - This is a three year counsellor training program in Transpersonal Psychology.  Studies included  Bowen Family Systems Theory, Rogerian Person-Centered approach, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Gestalt and a transpersonal perspective based on "A Course in Miracles" (ACIM) .  A "miracle" is a shift in perspective.                                            
  • NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION - (NVC) This is a feelings and needs based approach originated by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg.that emphasizes empathic listening and effective self-expression
  • RE-EVALUATION COUNSELLING - This is  an approach that postulates that we are born with an enormous amount of flexible intelligence,  a naturally affectionate and cooperative nature and a tremendous curiosity and zest for life.  Our inherent nature becomes less and less  available to us as we grow older, but can  be recovered by allowing our natural healing processes to operate as co-counselors learn to listen to each other from the heart.                                                  
  • EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY FOR COUPLES & INDIVIDUALS - For the past 10 years I have trained and practiced  Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. This is an attachment based process that is the fastest growing approach to couples counselling available today.

 TAKING  THE FIRST  STEP  TOWARD CHANGE
I understand and appreciate that it that it can take a lot of courage to begin counselling.  It is deeply important to me to create a safe, non-judgmental and profoundly respectful environment where my clients feel safe to explore what troubles them.
 
If you are ready to make changes, then I encourage and invite you to contact me.
The rewards truly can be huge - more balance and well-being and greater happiness in your life and relationships!
 

 Call 604.219.2690 or email: info@franbrowncounselling.com 
 
   www.francesbrowncounselling.com


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