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Frances Middleton MA, BA Hons, ADEP, UKCP, FCIPD

I offer a real understanding of business gained from leading a multinational and multi-locational HR team within a global Investment Bank, as well as running a coaching and HR consulting business. A rigorous academic training in psychotherapy and counselling have also equipped me to assess situations and provide in-depth support tailored to meet individual needs. .


Frances Middleton at Talking-Works

Having lived and worked overseas, I have successfully supported many clients through personal transition in a wide variety of circumstances and organisations. Some have been looking for a new role or career change; others have been searching for ways to enhance their personal effectiveness and leadership. Often they have to face up to tough choices-making difficult decision that impact on both their individuality and upon people around them. However these decisions can also present new and exciting opportunities to fulfil new or forgotten career and personal aspirations.


I have a number of complementary work interests. These range from running my own psychotherapy practice to working with Paul Swift on designing and facilitating a coaching programme for Regents College, London. I have also collaborated with Anni Townend, the business psychologist, in contributing a coaching case study for her book ‘Assertiveness and Diversity’ (published in 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan).


I have worked with a wide range of clients from differing institutions. These have included many Fortune 500 Financial Services firms as well as to technology companies, SMEs and Not-for-Profit and the NHS.

'I can wholeheartedly and most highly recommend Frances as a coach and career counsellor and therapist. I have certainly benefited both in my career and in my personal life from Frances' distinctive methodology which blends all of these skills to provide an exceptional approach to career counselling and transition.'

Business development Manager, International Consultancy