Dr Ashley Francis, Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsy, M.Sc, B.Sc)

Dr Ashley Francis, Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsy, M.Sc, B.Sc)

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Unit 115-119
Fort Dunlop
Fort Parkway
West Midlands
B24 9FE

Business Box
3 Oswin Road

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About me

About me and my approach

I am a Clinical Psychologist with an extensive background of education, training and expertise in the field of adult mental health and physical health. I am incredibly passionate about my work with you, and my approach to your problems is ambitious. I seek not only to help you remove your symptomatic suffering, but to help you live at your highest level of capacity by addressing the root cause of your symptoms.

My experience

I currently work with adults experiencing a wide range of psychological, emotional and relational difficulties, often as a result of difficult or traumatic life events in their present or past. These issues may range from symptoms such as generalised anxiety disorder, depression, panic disorders and phobias. Or they may present as feelings of sadness, anger or guilt with no obvious reason as to why. I also work with people experiencing physical health issues complicated by emotional stress such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, IBS, and dissociative seizures.

Therapies offered

  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

I specialise in and predominantly use ISTDP due to the model's effectiveness at working with a wide range of difficulties, and achieving rapid and long-lasting personal change in as short a time as possible. ISTDP is evidence-based and draws upon techniques from other approaches such as CBT and psychodynamic therapy, but uses these techniques to focus more on feelings and emotions, rather than on thoughts and beliefs as CBT does.


Weekly 50 minute sessions: - £110 per session

Initial assessment (1.5-2 hours) - £200-£250

Starting therapy

(1) Email consultation

The first step in working together is you sending me an email with a brief overview of the difficulties you are having. I can then offer you an initial assessment.

(2) Initial assessment

The first appointment is a 1.5-2 hour assessment. This  allows adequate time for me to take an accurate history of your difficulties, get a deeper understanding of your problems, and get treatment tailored to your needs and goals so we can start as soon as possible. Session thereafter are 50 minutes long.

(3) Arranging on-going appointments

If we both agree to work together, we will arrange a follow-up appointment for the following week usually. I offer appointments typically on a weekly basis for 50 minutes per session.

Training, qualifications & experience


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.)
University of Nottingham

Masters in Investigative & Forensic Psychology (MSc)
University of Liverpool
Award: Distinction

Undergraduate Degree in Psychology (BSc)
University of Liverpool
Award: First Class Honours


Eye Movement & Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy: Parts 1,2 & 3: Richman Training, UK (2016-2019)

Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Core training: Boston, USA (2018-2020)

Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT) Core training: Birmingham, UK (2017-2018)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



Weekly appointments (50 minute sessions): £110

Initial assessment (1.5-2 hours): £200-£250

Maps & Directions

Birmingham, B24 9FE
Leicester, LE3 1HR

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Mondays: 12-8pm Tuesdays: 2-8pm Wednesdays: 5.30-7.30pm

Types of client

Older adults