Fran Jeffes BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling, Dip. NLP. MBACP registered.

Fran Jeffes BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling, Dip. NLP.  MBACP registered.

Humanistic-Integrative Therapist
2A Church Road
Brighton And Hove

077882 999 18

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Humanistic-Integrative Therapist
2A Church Road
Brighton And Hove

077882 999 18

About me

Counselling can help you to find the emotional and psychological support needed to carry on, lower anxiety levels and facilitate the growing self-confidence needed to make future choices.

The counselling relationship is unique and confidential.  It will provide you with support, to help you to find new ways of dealing with things. It is an exciting and personal process that can be challenging and work at an emotional depth.

I will help you to understand how emotions can change from feelings of anger, anxiety and panic to feeling numb, withdrawn and possibly ashamed.  And how to overcome any mood swings.  I can help you to gain new skills to manage issues.

A past client 'L' has given me permission to print her personal reflections on our recent work together. She wrote:  

'I went to visit Fran after some very painful family issues rose to the surface, that I thought had been dealt with over 20 years ago. She walked me through this difficult time in my life helping me to talk about and understand these issues, and my feelings. Fran was so kind, gentle and nurturing. I felt very at ease. She is incredibly knowledgable, and utterly professional.

She gave me helpful handouts and good book titles, should I wish to read them. She helped me release so much pain, shame and guilt that I had been carrying for so many years. Such a blessing.'

Counselling is about you having the opportunity to talk freely about any problems, understanding the meanings behind your experiences, and searching for new choices in life.

The way I work integrates a natural exploration of emotions and events, as well as incorporating some education around feelings and behaviour.

I offer a safe, accepting and non-judgemental approach, where we can explore any worries and difficulties you are experiencing. You may want help with a bereavement, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, challenges at work or any other problems

What to expect

Our first meeting is called an assessment.  This appointment is free of charge. During this session I ask you to complete a simple questionnaire helping me to get a sense of how you have been feeling over the past month and how you are coping with life.  Hearing the headline details of what has brought you to counselling at this time, you can tell me about your hopes for therapy and what you would like to change.  Together we can decide upon the best approach and the number of sessions that would help you to achieve the goals you are looking for.

Working in the Humanistic approach means us exploring your difficulties together, and searching for a new direction and purpose. I can help illuminate any confusing issues, enabling you to have a clearer perspective. I also offer some education with useful handouts to compliment our work together.

Counselling helps you find the resources to cope with life and move toward making new choices. As a therapist, I value your uniqueness and respect that you have the capacity to find healing.

I always pace our work carefully so that I can really understand how you are feeling, and what you're thinking. My work is to help you make sense of your experiences and for us together, to help you find better ways of you coping.

I am an experienced counsellor and have worked with many clients. I am a Registered member of the BACP and ACC and can offer you short-term crisis prevention work or longer, in-depth, reflective therapy.

About You

Emotional states can feel overwhelming, out of control and even frightening. The resulting anxiety, fear, depression or flashbacks and panic attacks, can lead you to shutting down, or feeling hemmed in by defensive reactions. In the past, these automatic methods of coping may have worked but they now feel awkward and inappropriate.

Why does counselling work?

Counselling can help you to find the emotional and psychological support needed to carry on, lower anxiety levels and facilitate the growing self-confidence needed to make future choices.

My work is based on self-compassion, regaining self-esteem and confidence. I have counselled adult survivors of sexual violence, women who have experienced pregnancy loss, miscarriage, termination, neonatal pregnancy, stillbirth, abortion and IVF, depression and general anxiety. Where requested I offer psychological education around flashbacks and other trauma symptoms.

How does counselling work?

After gaining an initial understanding of your history, we explore your most prominent worries. Our work together helps you to fully understand your emotional reactions, and behavioural patterns. Our work in a safe and confidential setting can help you to find ways of coping, and to develop the self-esteem necessary to make different choices in life.

Over the years I have helped individuals as they transformed their situations. Through our work together clients have made the following life changes :

  • Many have improved their relationship with themselves, family and friends.
  • Some were able to love themselves again following childhood traumas.
  • Others came to terms with painful relationship losses.
  • Some gained the understanding and acceptance of pregnancy losses.
  • Many gained a new self-confidence and the ability to make new life choices.

I offer one to one 50 minute sessions, on a weekly basis.

Our work can be either short term, when facing an immediate crisis, or long term.

I have a private practice in therapy rooms in Hove.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling


I receive regular supervision and ongoing continual professional development.

My experience spans Agency, Charity and private practice work throughout Hampshire, West and East Sussex.

I have gained experience in working with:

  • men and women experiencing relationship issues and who are repeating unwanted relational patterns,
  • individuals navigating what retirement means and how to create a new meaningful life,
  • individuals for whom sexual violence, and sexual abuse has been their experience;
  • women who have experienced pregnancy loss through miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth or termination;
  • women undergoing IVF;
  • and
  • others just unable to cope at the moment.

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic feelings
  • Relationship failures/co-dependency
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Miscarriage
  • Abortion
  • Stillbirth
  • Neo-natal death
  • Termination
  • IVF treatment
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Flashbacks and panic attacks
  • Separation and divorce
  • Retirement

Photos & videos

  • Fran


Our first initial assessment is free.

Following session fees are £50 per 50 minute session.

I offer a student discount of £40 per 50 minute session.

Further information

I am available on Monday and Tuesday, daytimes. My therapeutic practice at

2A Church Road, Hove, BN3 2FL

can be reached by:

-   Train: Hove Station is a 5 minute walk.

-     Bus: 1,1A,2,5,5A,5B,6,7,21,21A,25.

-     Car parking in the area is pay and display, or there is a multi-storey carpark behind the council offices, in Norton Road, Hove.

Maps & Directions

Brighton And Hove, BN3 2FL

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I have spaces on Mondays and Tuesdays, during the day, from 9am onwards.

Types of client

Older adults