01432 850066 / 07776 188610
My name is Fran Hicks and I am an experienced female counsellor working from my home just outside a small village four miles from Hereford and ten miles from Ledbury. The location and the room that I use are warm, private and comfortable with ample off road parking.
I work from a person centred approach but use elements that are individual and appropriate to fit with the client's needs and issues. A good relationship between counsellor and yourself is in my view essential to the success of therapy. Vital to establishing a positive therapeutic relationship is the development of trust and respect. To achieve this I work from a non-judgemental point of view allowing you the freedom to explore any issues that you may wish to bring to counselling. I work with people of all ages and have considerable experience working with Children and Young People. I work both short term and open ended.
I gained my Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy in June 2003 and I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists as well as a Children and Young People Member . Since gaining my Diploma I have had training in many aspects of issues that may affect a person including bereavement, self harm, eating disorders, relationships, separation/divorce, abuse, drugs, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety/depression, low self esteem, bullying and other issues connecting to school/education.
Theories that I have trained in since 2003 include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focus Brief Therapy as well as otaining my British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Certificate of Proficiency.
If you are considering counselling and are interested please telephone or email me for a free initial consultation. My contact details are 01432 850066, 07776188610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. and I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Education Birmingham University 1974.
BTEC Diploma in Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy June 2003.
BACP Certificate of Profiency 2013.
Working with People who Self Injure 2006.
Working with Bereaved Children, Young People and their Families 2007.
Family Separation 2008.
Safeguarding Children 2008.
CBT Key Knowledge and Skills 2008.
Solution Focus Brief Therapy 2009.
E safety training 2009.
Domestic Abuse training 2010.
Safeguarding Children 2011.
Training for Early Intervention with Vulnerable Children and Families.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
I charge £35 a session but I will look at concessions for students and those on benefits/low incomes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I try to work in a way that allows you to find a time that is suitable to you, which includes some evenings and weekends.
Types of client