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Experienced Systemic Facilitator & Life Coach

About me

BAREFOOT HUMANS

Moving forward with more freedom 

You know when something is holding you back to move forward in your life.

It’s a KNOWING in your body, stress, tension, pain or similar.

Often you ignore it, maybe even a long time, and you keep going.

Eventually there comes a point when the pain or stress is so big that you are FORCED to listen.

This is where we connect and find out what is going on underneath the issues you are experiencing.

My mapping process helps you to see the HIDDEN dynamics that are causing whatever it is that you feel right now.

I guide you to your own answers and open your awareness on a deeper level.

You can access your own inner knowing and understanding and it increases your confidence and self trust.

I hold SPACE for you as you make necessary inner shifts that then lead to outer changes too.

This is where my work gives you a long term and sustainable basis for changes in your life.

Because we go deep together, gain a much wider perspective on your life and your place in your family system.

And this means you access your inner knowing and self trust that will stay with you long term.

You don’t just invest in short term changes and superficial solutions.

You invest in an INNER SHIFT where you connect deeper to yourself and your inner place of strength and calmness.

Often issues you experience seem unrelated to wider dynamics in your life.

But there are connections going on that impact each other and to understand those means to make life long changes that last.

The result is that you feel a lot calmer, less triggered, less stressed and much more self reliant and confident in your own steps.

Your connections to others can deepen and open up and this means less conflicts and clearer communication.

External changes come from shifts and changes on the inside and this makes them SUSTAINABLE.

You can get more CLARITY and ease about moving forward and feel more a sense of FREEDOM about yourself and your choices.

As one client put it in her recent testimonial:

“I feel so much better thanks to Franziska. Much more relaxed and calm.

I questioned if I could justify this investment of time and money, but our work together surpassed all my expectations.

Franziska guided me through my inner processes and showed me what was out of alignment in me.

After this big shifts took place in me. I gained more confidence, clarity and I am more at peace with who I am. 

Franziska is insightful, gentle, calm and encouraging. And she is so good at what she does. 

I highly recommend Franziska and her services to anyone” (Cath)

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I work with individuals, adults and children, but also couples and whole families together.

My approach is non-judgemental, flexible and unique in that I hold a much wider perspective on your issues and who you are.

My flexibility allows us to put a package together for you that suits your life situation and your needs.

And because I am fully present with myself, grounded and connected, I am also fully present with you and what you need in each moment.

You can find out more about me and my work on my website, including many testimonials from clients:

www.barefoothumans.com

I am very active on Facebook and Instagram and share regularly about insights and helpful content on different topics:

www.facebook.com/BarefootHumans

www.instagram.com/franpretsch

I also upload my videos on my YouTube channel:

www.youtube.com/channel/UCrC6zN1ic--12Ng8mTDkuTQ

I offer a first free call for anyone who wants to find out more and is interested in working with me.

Email me
Or message/Call: 07735602051

I look forward to hearing from you.

Blessings, Franziska 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Social Padagogy and Social Work in Germany
  • Degree in Philosophy in Germany
  • NLP Practitioner and NLP Business Practitioner in the UK
  • Life Coaching certificate in the UK
  • Facilitator and Advanced Facilitator Training for Systemic Constellations at the Centre for Systemic Constellations in London, UK

Memberships:

  • Member of ISCA, International Systemic Constellations Association
  • Professional Insurance: IPTI - Independent Professional Therapists International

Experience:

- 20 years experience of working as a Social Worker & Social Pedagogy Practitioner, as a Life Coach and Systemic Facilitator

- Experience of giving training, workshops and supervision to individuals and professionals about systemic issues and solutions

- Experience as a Manager of a Kindergarten in Germany

Press article about burnout

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/burnout-b1858050.html

Interview about doing business during Corona times:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfvgzDKawMo&feature=youtu.be

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Systemic Coaching

Systemic Supervision

Coaching in Meditation and Mindfulness

Photos & videos

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Fees depend on what package would best fit your individual needs.

I offer one off sessions if you want to first try out my work short term.

Then I have the options of different packages. 

My clients have also access to me in between sessions and I also include audio meditations in my packages to support you in between sessions.

I also offer packages for whole families, couples and teams.

Book your first free call with me and talk with me about your individual needs.

When I work

I am flexible with bookings (especially online/phone). In addition to normal days, I offer early morning sessions/some Saturdays.
It's best to contact me so we find the best time for you.

Further information

Personally I am passionate about barefoot living as a way of grounding ourselves and connecting to the earth's energy field. I also use it as a metaphor in my systemic work for being barefoot emotionally too in our life. This means for me that we can share an open and honest space with each other where being barefoot is possible and sharing how we feel and who we are is safe and supported. My vision is to influence a world where we together, adults and children, can be on stable ground and walking barefoot, side by side.

I love running long distances, also barefoot, and being outdoors, connecting to Mother Earth. This is where I get my biggest strength from.

If you are a runner, do get in touch and let's talk about how you can bring even more of your inner resources into your running too. I am passionate about support fellow runners on their own running journey to more energy, strength and rootedness for their running.

I am very connected to my own roots and my homeland Bavaria. This is very important to me as I get my own resources and strength from connecting to my ancestral roots. It's also something that I support in my work, for you to be supported and rooted in your homeland, home culture and ancestral lineage.

My other passion is music and songwriting.
Lots of my own songs have supported people on their unique journeys and have encouraged them to become more themselves.
Music touches us on a deep level and goes beyond words.
And that's what my work is about too.

TESTIMONIALS from my amazing clients:

"Having family counselling sessions with Fran really helped us realise how much we need to work together and appreciate each other in our family of three. I felt hugely supported by Fran during a difficult and busy time. Fran was very encouraging, listened with patience and saw what was needed to be done in order for us to get back on track.  Counselling highlighted to me how much we needed external support in managing our tricky family dynamics. It also demonstrated to me how little quality time we spend together and how much this is needed to improve our connections and  for them to remain strong and loving. We still have to work hard at this. We also need to constantly review our ground rules and make sure they are adhered to. "

You know when something’s wrong, your body tells you to listen but you ignore it and keep on going. It tells you again but you still keep on going.  In the end there comes a point when you have to listen and ask for help. That’s when Franziska comes in: Franziska has a calm, warm and friendly presence. She listens and then guides you with questions helping you discover what the cause of your problem is. She facilitates your understanding and guides you in addressing your needs. I feel so much better thanks to Franziska and I would highly recommend her, I feel so much more relaxed and calmer thanks to her guidance.” (Rosalie)

“Fran is amazingly practical but she also works on an in- depth level to identify the hidden dynamics within your family. Using family constellation systems she gives you a unique insight into your family 'map' and how each person interacts within that system to explore and heal your own family's particular challenges. Her approach gives you a way of understanding your family, and your role within your family, as an entire system rather than as a collection of seperate individuals. 

This can sound overwhelming but Fran's particular strength lies in her down to earth approach. Fran's insights are astonishing, yet she also gives you practical tools to use in order to effect lasting change.  She can work with just one member, parents, or the entire family.  Either way, she will work with you and alongside you for as long or as you little as you need it. What I've most appreciated about Fran is her calm and non-judgemental manner, supporting me in a very difficult role within the family. Fran has been not only a professional support, but like an extremely wise, trusted friend and confidante, helping both myself and my partner when we needed it most.  She understands exactly what is going on. 

Sometimes emotions are very intense and then Fran was just completely 'with me' in that moment, and somehow helped to give me the strength and skills to go home and carry on. I cannot express how grateful I am to her for her knowledge and support, helping me make sense of a bewildering time I felt completely unequal to cope with. The help I've experienced from Fran, is testament to her skill as both a therapist and human being, and I would highly recommend her to anyone. I honestly think everyone should have a Fran in their life!” (Mia)

“Fran is extremely skilful as a coach and inner guide to creating healthy relationships with ourselves and those around us. Her insights into what’s really going on underneath the words and getting to the root of the problem quickly, meant I could access and resolve old ways thinking quickly and easily. Fran’s passion for her craft shines through and I wholeheartedly recommend her as a coach and healer to anyone interested in moving their life forwards for the better” (Angela)

“I can vouch personally for Fran and the work she does. The changes i have experienced have been incredible! Sessions are powerful! Fran is incredibly intuitive and supportive. She has supported me through personal battles and through parenting and struggles my daughter has, all without being judgemental. Once I’ve had a session with Fran I feel refreshed, with a new perspective and ready to take on any challenges I face again. "My Fran effect" Thank you Franziska” (Sara)

"I began my journey with Fran after the first lockdown in July 2020. Initially, I was really apprehensive about our meetings over video calling and how they would work out but also, a bit nervous too! Within minutes of our session, I realised that I really didnt need to worry one bit! Fran has a really infectious calming aura, yet actively listens and picks up on key moments. Moments you dont realise yourself.
I've found that Frans coaching style equips me each week with another insightful tool to help me process, reflect, understand and rebalance. Looking back over the sessions we've had, I can now see more clearly the progress I have made and how these small tips and tools have been key.
Fran is so easy to talk to, she has a wonderful personality which she let's it be a part of our sessions. This is so important to me personally, I feel I am speaking with a friend. Each session, whatever I have felt over the week, I have found really helpful. I learn a little more each time.
Fran has become such a part key part of my healing journey, I really know that what I have learnt over the months will remain with me for the rest of my life. A true life coach, amongst other fantastic skills and expertise.
I couldn't recommend Fran more highly, she is non-judgmental, kind, compassionate and has unbelievable amount of perspective and understanding"
(Caroline)

"When I first decided to seek out help and found Franziska, I was a bit dubious. I questioned if I could really justify investing the time and money into myself like this. After all, as a single mum there are always other priorities! However, I had a clear vision and motivation to change things and so I felt like I needed her help. My sessions with Franziska surpassed all my expectations! I ended up addressing much deeper issues than I thought I would, and although they seemed unrelated to my main issue at first, they were somehow all connected. Franziska guided me through this inner process by helping me see what was out of alignment in me and helped me make sense of it. After that some big shifts took place within me. They say external change is an inside job, and I totally get it now. As a result of my shifting old behaviour patterns and beliefs, I have gained more confidence and clarity and I am more at peace with who I am as a person. Franziska is insightful, gentle, encouraging and bloody good at what she does! Highly recommend her services, with gratitude from Kat"

"My pony alerted me to a problem with my leg which I needed to deal with. I felt it was related to my dad, partly because he had had the same problem, and partly it was only when I was with our pony that I was aware of him, having left this world over four decades ago. A friend suggested I look for someone qualified in family constellation work, and as I'd previously met Fran and felt I could work with her, I contacted her, had a consultation and started to work on the issue. Fran came across as calm and confident and I always felt safe with her.   The sessions were very insightful and always a bit different, with Fran choosing the way to work based on her extensive knowledge and experience. I felt a very strong connection to my dad and what he was feeling, and at the end of the sessions we reached a point where I felt my ancestors and I were in a much better and stronger place. We did the session on-line, which I wasn't sure about to begin with, but it felt almost the same as being there in person. I would highly recommend Fran and if you're not sure how she can help, why not have a short consultation with her initially to find out more" (MF)

"Fran is incredibly supportive and intuitive to my thoughts and needs. She listens to me freely without judgement and encourages me when im battling my thoughts. As a result of our work together Im starting to win against my struggles and finally starting to believe in myself that I can do it! My relationships have improved and will continue to as we pursue our work together. I always look forward to our sessions and always leave with something to think about and try. I cannot recommend Fran enough! My Fran effect" (Barbara)

"Sessions with Fran are attuned each week to my needs, these needs have changed week on week, yet Fran is so intuitive shes able to work out what specifically needs to be focused on. We've looked into my family generations and the subtle 'needs' and 'rules' adopted by me without realising, this was creating huge anxiety for me and resulting in overwhelming panic attacks frequently. I was having issues in areas I hadn't associated with this. Fran has supported me to start to become the real me, I still have a journey to go, but im excited where this will continue to take me. Sessions with Fran have improved my relationships within my family whilst still remaining myself and WITHOUT the panic attacks.
Thank you!!" (Lucy)

"Thank you so much for our sessions. Already I am feeling such a shift and feel much more loving of my body" (Emma)

"I reached out to Fran in between sessions when I recognised I needed additional support. She was able to offer me a session and we uncovered the real root cause as to why I was feeling like I was rather than the surface level issue I had presumed.
I cannot recommend Fran enough. My life is so much calmer now I have regular sessions with her" (Louise)

"I started working with Franziska in December 2020. At the time, I was feeling an acute effect of grieving and a lot of my activities seemed to revolve around distracting myself from the hurt I was feeling. ‘Being present’ was illusive, ‘being calm’ meant leaving things unsaid and I was sleepwalking into more and more responsibilities. I had a course of constellations with Franziska spread over a few months. She used a range of methods with me and was always able to sense into the best method for each session. It was enjoyable, and I say that with some surprise… I really didn’t expect to enjoy it. It’s been over a month since my last session. The genuine calmness (and not the mask of calmness) has stayed with me, as has the awareness of the times when I am not being present. I have clear intentions for the year ahead and my work with Franziska has resourced me." (Kate)

"Dear Franziska, thank you for your empathetic, mindfully guided and calm intervention. I experienced the systemic work online with you as very pleasant and like "in real life". Thank you that you have explained to me very clearly and understanding in every situation every step that we took together and that you have gently accompanied me to the new. I have big trust in you and your work and I will gladly come again with my next issue" (N.U.M.)

I had the pleasure of working with Fran last year and continue to receive coaching on an informal basis even now. Fran is a highly motivational individual who you will warm to immediately. She has this innate quality that puts you at ease from the get-go, building trust, which enables and encourages you to speak openly. She is an excellent listener and seems to understand exactly what you are trying to convey even when your own thoughts seem a jumble. Fran is clearly very self-aware and emotionally intelligent and one of her best qualities is being able to put herself in your shoes and empathize with whatever issue you are discussing. It confirms that you’re not alone or strange and she uses very subtle, but effective, questioning skills to further build that rapport. During our sessions Fran always showed great passion for her work and interest in what I had to say, this only served to increase my own enthusiasm and determination to succeed. Now that my life changes are complete, Fran hasn’t just moved on to her next client; she’s stayed in contact and provided that real personal touch. I honestly can’t recommend Fran highly enough – she’s one of life’s gems!” (Karen T.)

Our family, extended family and friends worked very closely with Fran. The bond we built was and still is very close. We were able to talk honestly as a family, in some instances for the first time ever, but felt listened to and safe. Fran is a spirit who came into our lives to fulfill a specific work role, but actually became so so much more than that. She feels like a family friend whom we will always have in our lives“ (Natalie R.)

From the very start we bonded with Fran as she came to us in a supportive role with a very open and honest outlook. My husband and I felt that we could completely be ourselves and she gave us quality time to talk through our thoughts and feelings and address any queries. Fran seems to always operate an ‘open door’ policy and so whenever I am with her I always feel she values what I am saying and the emotion I am expressing. What my husband and I found the most valuable was the support even beyond Fran’s official involvement. Fran goes above and beyond and always makes herself available when we need support and advice. She offers this support in a non-judgemental but very practical way whilst always advocating for our children. Fran helps us to look at things differently when our emotions are not allowing us to see or think clearly. Fran has always been a consistent guide, offering support, care and advise and we always feel we have a safety net in place. I would consider Fran to be one of the most important people we have in our lives especially in the challenging times we have been through with her. She is an advocate but always has a child centred approach. Fran is a professional in whatever she does and I would highly recommend her to anyone” (Charlie P.)

Shrewsbury, SY1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Key details

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Online sessions are accessable from anywhere in the world.

Additional languages

English German

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

My systemic supervision enables you to see your situation from a wider point of view that brings you a new understanding and new solutions.

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Franziska Cecchetti-Pretsch

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