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About therapist Marcos Frangos

therapy leiden marcos frangos I’m Marcos Frangos a holistic counsellor and I’m delighted to be hosted here on Monique’s website. Thank you for reading this biography with information about my counselling.

About me personally

I am of Greek origin, born in the UK where I’ve mostly lived. Home is now with my partner in Leiden, we have four children between us. I continue to spend time in the UK and in Greece, where I see my family and work as a counsellor and coach.

Who do I work with?

I work with individuals and couples, often clients participate in my workshops using constellations - a powerful way to work in a group setting to make breakthroughs on personal issues. You can read more about how that process reveals unconscious patterns and leads to new possibilities here. What is Holistic Counselling? I integrate various approaches in counselling to understand the whole person: talking with you to understand your family-of-origin, its inherited patterns/traumas, and how that influences you today. I also work with the body and what it might be holding. I’ve specialised for several years in wellbeing practices and burnout prevention.

Professional qualifications

I am an accredited counsellor with the NCPS professional body: The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society in the United Kingdom, details here. My two main trainings (alongside Continual Professional Development) are:
  • Diploma: person centred counselling, at the Metanoia Institute London (3 years)
  • Family & Organisational constellations, Core Constellations, Theory & Practice in Oxford (2 years)
Languages spoken: Fluent in English and Greek, beginners Dutch & French.

Background

In my 20’s, I studied person-centred (Rogerian) counselling which provided a strong foundation to counselling. I later embarked on a career as a senior manager in local government. For five years I managed a woodland wellbeing charity which sparked my interest in wellbeing and nature-connection. In my 40’s, I deepened my counselling practice with a further study in family and organisational constellations.

How I work

I encourage you to explore the root-cause of issues: that means seeking to understand who you are, and seeing the challenges and difficulties you face, not as adversaries, but as pointers towards what needs to be learned - the contexts and relationships, where loyalties and dynamics hold you back. The purpose is to seek greater integration of the many parts of life and become freer to make more conscious choices. Our work is a partnership - helping you to re-pattern your ways of thinking, relating and behaving, that leads to greater fulfilment. At the end of most sessions, we agree practices to help consolidate your insights and new behaviours: breathwork, meditation, journalling, nature-connection, bodywork, to name a few.

A recent clients said:
“I found Marcos to be a gentle, attentive, non-judgemental and wise counsellor during a very challenging period of my life. I learnt that I do not have to soldier on alone. He met me just where I needed to be received and understood, in a safe space, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. His support undoubtedly helped me regain a personal sense of harmony, meaning and purpose following significant losses for which I will be Eternally grateful.”

Topics I can help with

People are all unique as are the circumstances they live in. I share this list not as an exhaustive set of issues, more as a range of topics previous clients have worked on:

Abortion, Abuse (Emotional, Physical, Sexual), Addictions, Adolescence (from 17 years +), Adoption, Ageing (elderhood, mortality), Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement / Loss, Cancer, Childbirth, Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E, Inter-cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Eating disorders, Emotional issues, Family issues, Financial, Gender identity, General unhappiness with life, IBS / Digestive problems, Illness and dying, Immune system illnesses, Mindfulness, Panic attacks, Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD, Relationships, Self-confidence, Self-defeating behaviours, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality Identity, Social Phobias, Sleep, Spirituality and existential questions, Stress, Suicidal feelings, Trauma, Violence, Young people.

Getting started with me

I offer all new clients a 15-minute free consultation as a ‘chemistry session’ to see if how I work fits for you. People who have worked with me find me kind, gentle and intuitive. I can be challenging where necessary, but always holding you in unconditional regard. Please contact me, I look forward to meeting you!
~ Marcos

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