About Us

Our mission is to guide and facilitate; while utilising traditional and modern therapeutic techniques.

Frances Carleton - Principle

I undertook my own therapeutic journey after a significant family loss, and after years of working in change management, training and mentoring in corporate environments, I decided to make the move away from overhead florescence and open plan and into my own space where I felt like me again.

Having studied art, writing and communications in the past, I undertook a Masters in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy to enable me to focus on therapeutic work.  I use a number of methodologies, that best suit the needs of the individual client. Narrative and artistic expression bring together my love of words and the telling of your story for a therapeutic outcome.  

My mission is to guide and facilitate, while utilising both traditional and modern therapeutic techniques.

I’ll work with you to achieve the goals you desire so you can be the very best version of yourself.

Self-care is very important and because I believe that I can't help you if I'm not at the top of my game, I crochet, collect Lego mini-figures, meditate, and spend time walking with my dog Fe.  Sometimes the cat, ORen, comes too. 

Methodologies: Narrative, EFT, Psychodynamic, and person-centered.


Areas of practice: Sexual health, couples counselling, grief and loss, anger, trauma, and wildlife workers and volunteers.


The qualifications that are most relevant to counselling are:

  • Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy from Jansen Newman Institute 

  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety for Western Sydney Institute of TAF

  • St John Advanced First Aid (valid until October 2020)  CPR (valid until October 2020)

  • Working with Children NSW (WWC0694331E valid until April 2022)

  • Working with Vulnerable People ACT(0000074240 valid until June 2021)

Professional Associations:

  • Australian Counsellors Association

  • Australian Society of Sex Educators Researches and Therapists (ASSERT)

Languages: English


Hours of Practice: Wednesday - Friday 1.30pm - 7.30pm

Contact Me: 0484 112 720 or send an inquiry via the 'contact' page.

Coming Soon

Very soon there are two counselling professionals
joining the team!

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A: Weston Community Hub, Minns Place, Weston ACT 2611
P: 0484 112 720
E: secretkeepercounselling@outlook.com