I am known as ‘The Divorce Doctor’ and am one of the most experienced relationship coaches in the UK. I work with couples and individuals who want to divorce with dignity and successfully move forward with their lives. I also work with teenagers of divorced parents. I trained as a Person Centred Counsellor, and after my divorce in 1995 studied Parent Effectiveness Training to help my children cope with the effects of divorce. In the late 90’s I became a Divorce and Relationship Coach using Conflict Resolution and Non Violent Communication and also qualified as a Family Mediator. I am an Imago Clinical Therapist, NLP Practitioner and Seminar Leader and have worked with companies, such as BMW, One-Tel, BP, Nokia and Tesco. My book, The Divorce Doctor, has been called the ‘must read’ book for divorcing couples. I am called on for expert advice on BBC Worldwide News, CNN BBC Sky News and on numerous radio shows nationally. I write for Woman and Home, Prima, Psychologies, Grazia, Zest, Saga Magazine and Woman’s Health, as well as the national press.
'Francine helped us to understand how we got to this crisis in our marriage. Francine works differently to most other counsellors and saw us individually to help us understand ourselves and the roles we played during our marriage. When she brought us together for our sessions we both realized things we had never known about each other and that it could have been so different had we come to her earlier. Even though we decided to divorce we were able to do this amicably so we can continue to parent our two small children and we will be forever grateful for what we have learned. On top of that, Francine saved us a small fortune in angry lawyers letters being sent back and forth because we were able to sit down together to work things out. P and J (South London)