Francesca is a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA) and a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT). She holds a specialty in addiction/substance abuse counselling and is a Life Skills Instructor and Coach.
Francesca is an empathetic counsellor who believes that people can and do change. She provides this optimism in a safe and respectful environment as she focuses on her clients' comfort. She can motivate you to explore feelings and perceptions and help you to set attainable goals. Open-minded and flexible, she believes that each client is unique.
She can help you:
Francesca works with clients who face many issues including:
Francesca feels that even the most painful experience can become an opportunity for your personal growth.
She believes that, "When you deal with the emotions behind your choices and behaviours, you can change negative behaviours and learn to cope with the behaviours of others. Counselling helps you learn about yourself, so you can make the changes to become the kind of person you really want to be. You can become strong, confident, balanced, and better able to cope with life's challenges. Life is full of changes. Good emotional and mental health helps us find our balance and stay in control, even during turbulent times.
For more information, please visit Follow Your Own Star Counselling
Polo Health + Longevity Centre
711 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B1