Dr Carole Francis-Smith Counselling Psychologist
South Gloucestershire

Offering services from The Old Rectory Clinic, Iron Acton, near Bristol and Online via webcam

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Welcome and I hope you find what you’re looking for here.

It is my belief that life can be a struggle for us all and seeking help a first step to reconnecting with the world. We are all unique and I look to customise therapy to suit your needs. I am a firm advocate of self-compassion as a life skill and If you work with me you can expect to be treated with compassion and respect.

I find a flexible approach is helpful in aligning with your needs and start with a full assessment for all my services. Having Counselling Psychology training and experience means I can offer a range of approaches and interventions, but if I am not the person for you at this time I will help steer you towards appropriate support. 

It is a great privilege to be in this position and if you feel I might be able to help please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you. 

Dr Carole Francis-Smith

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I offer the following support and services.

Please follow the links to learn more and feel free to enquire further.


I have over 15 years experience working in a variety of settings, supporting different life struggles and mental health issues.

I offer therapy to young adults up to older adults and work with several health insurance providers.


I offer clinical supervision to professionals and aim to match an individual or groups style of working.

I aim to provide a respectful and safe place to explore issues relevant to safe and ethical clinical practice.


Through Diamondleaf Training I offer bespoke trainings, workshops and presentations in mental health and wellbeing areas.

My specialism in online relationships has been invaluable in recent years, and I have a passion for providing wellbeing workshops to help with some of the more hidden challenges of Living and Working Online.

Carole Francis-Smith, DCounsPsych

I am a chartered Counselling Psychologist and keep up to date with the latest research, as well as undertaking further trainings. 

I abide by the ethical principles of several professional organisations and am registered as a practitioner psychologist with the HCPC.

I Have Experience With…

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief, bereavement and loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Overwhelm and burnout
  • Work related stress
  • Adjustment struggles
  • And more complex presentations

Feel free to get in touch

Call or Text

07480 022 230



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Tuesday – Thursday: 9am – 6pm
Wednesday: 9-6pm at The Old Rectory Clinic, Iron Acton, BS37 9UQ

I may not always be in a position to respond straight away but be assured I will get back to you as soon as possible.