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
Choosing counselling shows real strength, and a desire for change in your life. My role as a counsellor is to help you clear away whatever has been blocking you from living the life you want.
I draw from a range of approaches to find the best way to help. One person might want somewhere safe to express their feelings and emotions, another might prefer to focus on ways to change behaviour, another might get the most from discussing theories and ideas. Or the same person might want or need different things at different times. There is no right or wrong way. It’s simply what works best for you.
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, drug or alcohol problems and many of life’s other challenges.
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 Video counselling option for those who may not be in a position to travel.
I now also offer limited sessions in Hove. Please contact me for more information about this.
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.
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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