Alex Francis, BA Hons, PG Dip, MBACP
Are you feeling sad, anxious or lost? 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 talk about whatever has brought you to counselling. Once we have a better idea of what support you are looking for, I can then tailor my approach in a way that is most helpful to you.
I draw from a range of what are known as Humanistic approaches. These include Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. Whether you’re most comfortable thinking through problems, or checking in with 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.
Like many people I see, you may want or need different things at different times. Another reason being adaptable with my approach is so important.
Who do I work with?
I have worked with men and women, ranging in age from late teens to late 70s. 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 people from many different backgrounds and cultures and have a particular interest in issues that can come from moving between cultures.
Where I Work
My Lewes practice is convenient for clients coming from Brighton, Eastbourne, Ringmer, Plumpton and surrounding towns and villages. There are good train and bus connections, and affordable on street parking is available. I also offer a Skype-style Video counselling option for those who may not be in a position to travel.
I now also offer limited sessions in Hove.
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:
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Merit, University of Brighton
- "Working wth 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
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I charge £45 an hour for a 50 minute session. Please contact me about concessions.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Sessions available weekdays and some evenings.
Types of client