Francine Lyle

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Integrative Psychotherapist

My Approach

I am an integrative therapist using a variety of approaches depending on the needs of each client.  Integrative therapy blends and employs varying therapy techniques to address a client’s individual circumstances, beliefs and goals.  

My approach is collaborative, practical and personal.  I believe that human beings are naturally resilient and have an incredible capacity for change when in a supportive environment.  We are often held back by our core beliefs and by bringing awareness to our repeated patterns of behaviour, we can identify areas where we are “stuck.”  My aim is to help clients make space for new possibilities and new ways of being by challenging these limiting core beliefs together. 

From my experience, many people come into therapy wanting to understand themselves better, and to gain a better understanding of why they are the way they are:  why they have particular issues, and why they are repeatedly experiencing the same patterns in their personal relationships.  Understanding “the why” can be a liberating first step that can help us move to the next phase of breaking and changing these patterns.   My goal is to help clients through this journey.

My integrative approach is informed by various schools of thought within therapy: 

  • Relational Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic/Person-Centred Therapy
  • Transpersonal Therapy
  • Existential Therapy

About me

I hold an undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Stanford University.  My earlier academic background focused on neuropsychology and the study of human behaviour which led me to my passion and interest in helping people understand themselves on a deeper level.  My own journey and my understanding of the nuanced interaction between stress/emotions and our health eventually led me to retrain as a psychotherapist.  I completed my training at Regents University London, where I obtained a Master’s Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy.  

It is well established that the mind and body are deeply interconnected and that our mental well-being can affect our physical well-being, and vice versa.  While I work with people with a variety of mental health issues, I have a particular interest in the intersection between mind and body, particularly as it relates to health issues such as Chronic Pain, Long Covid, Anxiety, ME/Fibromyalgia, Auto Immune Diseases and “unexplained” health issues. My aim is to help clients understand themselves within this context, to support them with their journey towards better mental and physical well- being, and to help unlock what is often held subconsciously in the body.


Masters, Regents University London (with Distinction)
Bachelors of Art, Human Biology, Stanford University
Juris Doctorate, UC Hastings College of Law (cum laude)

Areas of Interest

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem Issues
  • Corporate Burn-Out
  • Perfectionism
  • Multi-cultural issues
  • Parenting
  • Long Covid
  • ME/Fibromyalgia
  • Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)
  • Chronic Pain/Chronic Illness
  • Auto Immune Disorders
  • Women’s Issues/Menopause
  • ​Unexplained/Undiagnosed Medical Issues
  • Psychogenic pain