My name is Frankie Pittwright, I am a qualified Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Life Story Work Therapist. I have been supporting individuals and families for the last ten years and spent several years as a foster carer before qualifying as a Psychotherapist. I am inspired by several different types of Psychotherapy and believe in the power of the relationship between therapist and client above all else. I am a member of the BACP and work as a contractor for the local authority as well as seeing clients privately.
I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy for anyone who feels stuck in their life and unable to live as they would like or move forward with hope.
I work with people experiencing all sorts of difficulties, including anxiety, bereavement, childhood trauma, struggle in relationships, work, gender and sexuality and many others.
You may not know exactly why it is you are struggling, only that things do not feel as you would like them to – that’s ok. You don’t need to arrive with all the answers. Together we can create a safe space and an opportunity for you to explore what’s happening and find a way forward.
“The whole process was outstanding, exceeding my expectations as a parent”Adoptive parent
I specialise in the areas of fostering and adoption. This part of my work is informed by my time as a foster carer and my insight into what it is like to be part of the system in the UK, as well as my psychotherapeutic understanding of attachment difficulties and childhood trauma.
I often see foster carers, guardians and adoptive parents who feel in need of therapeutic support, as well as people who are or have themselves been adopted or fostered and those who have had children taken into care.
This work is very flexible and I may work with more than one family member at a time to help you build deeper trust and understanding of each other. I often offer creative ways of therapy for people who find a ‘talking therapy’ approach off-putting.
“I am very pleased with the sessions and am very fortunate for the introduction and subsequent therapy”Psychotherapy client
Therapeutic Life Story Work
Life Story Work is designed to help people who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma to reflect on their experiences, develop compassion for themselves and move on with hope for the future.
It is recommended that everyone who has experienced adoption or foster care has Therapeutic Life Story Work to help them make sense of what has happened in their lives.
In the course of my work I have found it to be a positive and transformative experience for many clients, resolving long held questions and enabling people to move on from the past.
Somerset Psychotherapy & Life Story Work
Glastonbury, Somerset, UK