Life Isn't Meant To Be A Struggle
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"Whatever the struggle is, I can help you through it."

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In this new cutting edge book you will discover how: 

  • Expressing your feelings in a healthy way is the key to a happy life.
  • Understanding your emotional needs will connect you to a more stress free and fulfilling life.
  • Changing old maladaptive behaviors can be challenging but not impossible.
  • Understanding your family history and where you came from can help you quickly heal.
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Welcome to Follow Your Own Star Counselling

I’m Francesca Tomas, a Registered Professional Counsellor in Surrey and New Westminster. 

believe that people can and do change. I provide a safe and respectful client-focused environment in which you can explore your feelings, perceptions and choices. My goal is to facilitate the changes you want to make, through exploration of the reasons for the choices you have made so far. I believe that painful experiences can become opportunities for personal growth. In my experience, by dealing with the emotions that drive your choices and behaviours you can change negative thoughts and behaviours. Counselling helps you to learn about yourself so that you can become the person that you really want to be, and my job as counsellor is to act as a guide and support on your path to healing. This process can help with many issues, including Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Self- esteem and more.

Are you ready to move forward on that healing journey and make changes in your life? I strongly believe that I can help. In the menu at the top of the page, you will find several links that will take you to more information about me, and about the counselling process. You will also find testimonials from current and former clients, which will give you some further insight into the work I have done. Please don’t hesitate to call me with any questions you may have, or to set up an appointment. I hope to hear from you.



I'm a caring and understanding individual. I will commit 100% of our time together to ensure you leave your session with a new perspective. You’ll begin to understand the dynamics of your feelings, behaviours, and relationships.

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Follow your own star counselling in Surrey



I believe that many of our problems and patterns of behaviour stem from hurts that we experienced in our pasts. To overcome the challenges of today, we need to examine our pasts and discover the experiences that hurt us, then work to heal.  Read more...

I also hold certifications in Trauma Resolution, Disordered Eating,

Motivating Change and Anxiety Practical Intervention Strategies.


When I met Francesca Tomas I had already been through work counselling and a psychologist.  When I came into her office I felt just as bad as when I started this journey.  Right after my first appointment I knew I had hit the jack pot.  Francesca was definitely who I needed.  She is so helpful, compassionate, kind, great listener, honest, patient and I trusted her.  I am so glad Francesca crossed my path.

It is great to finally feel so good about myself and know that I am a good person and worthy!  I have many tools in my toolbox and I am finally moving forward in my life happily!  Thank you Francesca Tomas for your guidance in helping to find my way back to trusting, loving and listening to myself.

~ Sue

I lost my Father 10 years ago from suicide. He was a severe alcoholic. I was 16 at the time, and had no idea how to deal with any of it. Recently, I knew I needed to get help because the pain kept finding its way to the surface. I began meeting with Francesca, and she has truly changed my life. I am a stronger, confident, and more emotionally healthy person. She was my guiding light at a point where I felt completely lost and out of control. She really guides you and gives you the tools to deal with your issues on your own, so that you can deal with anything life will throw at you. Francesca, you are such an incredible, strong person and I am so grateful for everything you have taught me!

~ Amanda

Francesca has helped me acknowledge, understand and confront my anxiety in a unique way. Before seeing Francesca, I did not realize how much my anxiety was affecting me or where it came from. Now, I have learned coping mechanisms and understand how to change my thoughts to become more healthy. I now understand that catastrophic thoughts are not only not helpful, but also impossible. Things come with time. 
Sessions with Francesca felt like a discussion with a motherly figure or old friend, never like a stiff counsellor. I have seen multiple counsellors in the past, but Francesca has a unique gift. I would (and have!) recommended her to anyone who asks.

~ Emily

When I first met Francesca, she welcomed me and immediately made me feel at ease. She’s created an environment that allows me to let my walls down and speak openly about anything that’s on my mind. Ever since I’ve been seeing Francesca, my life has taken a dramatic positive change in direction. Francesca is compassionate therapist who radiates optimism and tranquility.

~ J

Francesca was recommended to my by a friend a few months ago. I’ve seen a couple of counsellors in the past and she has by far been the most helpful. I believe she has unique insight, and her upfront approach addresses issues far beyond the surface. I highly recommend her as someone to talk to if you are dealing with stress, anxiety, or relationship issues.

~ Gord