Franeen McDonald

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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1UA
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About me

McDonald Life and Executive Coaching is a private practice providing help and guidance to help you achieve your goals on a personal as well as a business level.

Franeen has knowledge and experience in Life Coaching (future), Counselling (here and now) and Psychotherapy (past) and will help you to look at long- and short term goals that you want to achieve in the future. Looking at the here and now, we evaluate what changes we need to take place and what strategies we need to apply in order to achieve those goals. During this process we will discover whether there are any past experiences holding you back to achieve these goals to focus on first. 

Gary has extensive knowledge and experience as a financial director in various private, local authority and international business sectors. He will be able to empower your business decision making skills and help you evaluate what the best course of action is. He is currently consulting various people with their financial as well as business approach to help the business prosper. He is an interim financial director for various companies, an executive director and a trustee for a private educational setting and also lecturing at UWE and Bath University. Integrating all of these experiences we can help you to achieve your professional goals.

With many years of experience, they take great care to consider your specific needs to establish the best approach and support to help you with various issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management, traumatic experiences, self-esteem issues, decision making problems, managing colleagues and how to effectively work with employers. The ultimate goal is to help you with performance enhancement in both your private or professional life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Franeen has a Master's Degree in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). She also has a degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Sciences and Criminology. She has a Certificate in Child- and Play Therapy, a Certificate in Family and Divorce Mediation and a Certificate in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy(TM) and Hypnosis and is a qualified practitioner of Brainspotting (BSP). She engages in Continued Professional Development.

She is an accredited therapist with the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive therapies (BABCP) and adhere to their code of ethics and practice. She is a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).  She is a member of the American Boards of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP), Hypnotherapy (ABH) and the Time Line Therapy(TM) Association (TLTATM).

I have an advanced CRB check and trained to work with child protection issues and was registered with the General Social Care Council (GSCC).

She has experience in counselling and coaching adults, children and families since 1986 and have worked in a variety of medical, voluntary and local authority sectors.

Gary is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of England and Wales as well as a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He has held various senior financial roles for local as well as international companies. He has experience managing teams in various business settings as well as providing expertise guidance for senior management. He has his own practice as a flexible outsourced finance director and business consultant for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), providing companies with access to tailored FD solutions which suit their business’s needs. He is also lecturing at UWE and Bath University.

Our office is in the centre of Cheltenham with easy access from the M5 and the A40. Kingston is situated in a beautiful area of Cheltenham and is situated in such a way that clients can access appointments in a confidential setting. 


Additional information

Please see website for more information, or contact me to discuss,

When I work

My usual business hours are from 9am - 7pm.

However, I do offer flexible appointments and other time frames can be discussed.

Franeen McDonald is also registered with Counselling Directory.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1UA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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Franeen McDonald
Franeen McDonald