Franco is a registered psychologist and accredited coach. He has practised as a therapist and work relationship coach for over 10 years, providing individual and couples counselling, and specialised coaching to professionals and executives on managing workplace relationships.
Franco hasn’t always been a psychologist. He has worked in a number of significant roles in the Public Sector for over 20 years, initially as an economist and later an Executive for 16 years.
This experience has given him great insight and understanding of what it is like to be a professional or an executive working in complex roles and managing a range of life, relationships, and workplace challenges. He has experienced what it is like to be a professional or executive who feels stuck in a negative pattern or cycle in their life, work or relationships.
This personal experience of being in a ‘life funk’ … worried about not performing to others’ expectations … feeling that he is letting down his wife (also an executive) and children … not truly following his own path and true passion.
This passion is about helping people like him … to improve their life, relationships and work. To find out what makes them tick and figure out what is ‘holding them back’ from achieving their dreams.
This passion led Franco to pursue his dream of becoming a psychologist helping professionals and executives individually and in couple therapy.
Building on his successful career as an Executive and training as a coach, Franco decided to pursue his true passion in becoming a psychologist in private practice. He has established a special practice that delivers cutting edge therapy and counselling to executive and professional clients. Through his extensive experience as a psychologist and coach, he has come to understand what works and what doesn’t work in therapy and what leads to lasting change.
His psychological approach draws inspiration from Carl Jung, Alfred Adler and Karen Horney – famous psychologists in the 20th century – that ‘all problems are interpersonal problems.’ He has witnessed through in his own life and his clients – that our problems are manifested through our relationships with significant people in our personal, education and workplace life. He observes that:
“In my own life and the life of my clients, I now recognise that individuals present or are confronted with problems that at the root level are in connection to their relationships.”
Franco’s aim is to help you get to the root cause of the problem and to overcome the hidden roadblocks that have stopped you (as an individual or couple) feeling better and living the life that you want to live. In doing so, you will feel more confident, happy, hopeful and better connected to those around you.