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Alex Francis, BA Hons, PG Dip, MBACP

Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1BE
07588 786 060 07588 786 060
Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1BE

About me

Coronavirus update: I am using Zoom to continue seeing clients during the current crisis.

Are you feeling sad, anxious or lost? Are you struggling with relationships, or stuck in familiar negative thoughts or behaviour?

Sometimes life’s challenges can seem overwhelming, making it hard to know which way to turn. I believe counselling can help you find a path to a brighter future.

What I offer

At the heart of what I offer is a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore whatever has brought you to counselling.

I draw from a range of what are known as Humanistic approaches. Whether you’re most comfortable thinking through problems, or exploring your feelings and emotions, or prefer to focus on actions and behaviour, we would find a way to work together that’s the right fit for you.

How I can help

I have experience working with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, loss or bereavement, loneliness, men’s issues, drug or alcohol problems and many of life’s other challenges. I have worked with both men and women from many different backgrounds and cultures and have a particular interest in issues that can come from moving between cultures.

Next Steps

You can call or email me to arrange a low-cost introductory session, to see how we might get along, or you can learn more about how I work by visiting my website:

www.downsviewcounselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Merit, University of Brighton.
  • "Domains of Transference in Relational Transactional Analysis", Helena Hargaden DPsych, MSc, Worthing.
  • "Relationship Training", Pavilions Family and Carers Tea, Brighton.
  • "Working with Concerned Relatives Affected by Drug &/or Alcohol Use Counselling Training Course", Cranstoun, Brighton.
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Sussex Downs College
  • NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Interpersonal Skills, Sussex Downs College
  • BA (Honours) Social Anthropology, minor Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Third Culture Kids, Disenfranchised Grief, Ambiguous Loss, supporting Family and Friends of those with Alcohol and Drug issues, men's issues.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

I charge £45 an hour for a 50 minute session. Please contact me about concessions.

Further information

There is more information on my website: www.downsviewcounselling.co.uk. If you would like to book an initial free meeting, please do get in touch.

20 Prince Edwards Road
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1BE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

For clients with accessibility issues, I also see clients online using Zoom.

Availability

Sessions available weekdays and some evenings.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Social

Alex Francis, BA Hons, PG Dip, MBACP

Alex Francis, BA Hons, PG Dip, MBACP