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.