Welcome to my webpage about Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy. IFS is a powerful and transformative form of psychotherapy that can help you heal and integrate different aspects of your personality.

What is IFS Therapy?

IFS therapy is a type of therapy that helps individuals understand and work with their internal “family” of different parts. The theory behind IFS is that every person has different parts that make up their personality, and that these parts can become fragmented or polarized due to past experiences and trauma. IFS therapy helps individuals identify, understand, and integrate these parts in order to find healing and wholeness.

How Does IFS Therapy Work?

In IFS therapy, individuals work with an IFS therapist or practitioner to identify the different parts of themselves. These parts can include things like the “inner critic,” the “pleaser,” the “protector,” and many others. Once these parts are identified, the therapist helps the individual to understand the roles that these parts play in their life and how they might be impacting their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Through IFS, individuals learn to develop a relationship with each of their parts and work towards integrating them in a healthy and balanced way. This can involve things like identifying the needs and fears of different parts, learning to communicate with them, and finding ways to meet their needs in healthy ways.

What are the Benefits of IFS?

IFS has been shown to be effective for a range of mental and physical health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. By helping individuals integrate their different parts, IFS therapy can lead to greater self-awareness, self-compassion, and a greater sense of inner peace. It can also improve relationships with others and lead to a greater sense of overall well-being.

How Can You Get Started with IFS with Frances?

If you’re interested in exploring IFS with Frances, the first step is to book an initial consultation and check we are a good fit for more sessions. 

Contact me today to learn more about IFS therapy and how it can help you on your journey towards greater well-being and inner peace.

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  • I really enjoyed being part of Frances' small group programme. I felt supported by the regular meetings, by the way she held the group and by sharing the journey with others.....When it was my turn to work with Frances, it was at a time when I really needed support and the tapping and visualising my inner child helped with creating a sense of safety in that moment. It may sound small, but it was actually huge that Frances supported me in being as I am, encouraging me to keep my camera on if I wanted to when others were worried by my emotional releases. To be affirmed in having strong emotional releases, and to know that I didn't need to take responsibility for others' reaction to these was very healing for me. Learning from Frances' journey and seeing how healthy, relaxed and vibrant she is now was so inspiring to me."
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  • "Frances has an ability to put you at ease very quickly. Her sensitivity, intuition and knowledge is first class when dealing with issues surrounding the cause and symptoms of Serious Disease. She has profoundly helped me along my journey to wellness and happiness after many years of ill health. I recommend her with every confidence to anyone else wishing to recover their health or make other significant changes in their life."
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  • "The short version of my recovery story is that 2 and a half years ago I was extremely ill: I had been bed and wheelchair-bound with CFS/Fibromyalgia for about a year and had lost any ability to lead anything like a normal life. At that point my life had been reduced to basic survival. 28 months down the line I am 80-90% back to normal levels of functioning in terms of activity levels with the help of the Gupta programme and Frances’ coaching. In short, I have my life back.”
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