About Francie van Hout

"Francie's approach is compassionate and down to earth – an important quality in a therapist" – colleague

Choose me as your counsellor, and I will:

  • ✓ be warm and interactive
  • ✓ listen thoughtfully, and with compassion
  • ✓ be with you in painful emotions
  • ✓ be caring and responsible
  • ✓ provide you with a welcoming space

Find out more about how therapy sessions with me work.

My most valued qualifications are experience and heart

I am a psychotherapist and supervisor registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. I spent over 25 years practising in the United Kingdom, and in the past year have started practising in New Zealand.

I have also worked as a lecturer in London universities. I taught on the MA in Psychodynamic Counselling and BA in Psychosocial Studies at Goldsmiths University. I also taught on the MA in Integrative Counselling at London Met University and the MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (IATE, London).

I am currently a lecturer of counselling knowledge and skills at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand.

I have a long-standing commitment to working with issues of social justice and seeking to understand the influence of social systems and forms of discrimination on a person’s identity and emotional well-being.

Formal training and qualifications

  • MSc in Supervision and Consultation: Psychotherapeutic and Organisational Approaches (at the University of Surrey)
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Supervision (at WPF Therapy)

My therapeutic training background is in Relational Body Psychotherapy (at the Chiron Centre) and Humanistic Counselling.

I am qualified as an EMDR trauma therapist and have completed training in Relating to Self Harm and Suicide in Adolescents and Young People (The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust).

I am a member of the Northern Regional Branch of NZAP (New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists) and currently use the term ‘counsellor’ while in the process of registering as a psychotherapist in New Zealand.