counsellingwithcancer, Claire Francis, MBACP, Macmillan Counsellor
Life is like a ball of string, with many entwined relationships and responsibilities that can be overwhelming for you. Working with Claire, who has a unique and real outlook on life, having counselled in a GP surgery she has a diverse understanding in many areas. Currently counselling at Macmillan, Claire supports anyone who comes in contact with Cancer, she has an empathic ear and will help you unravel the complexities of everyday living to help you with your worries.
Cancer - Being diagnosed with Cancer throws your world upside down and changes everything forever and everyone around you. Cancer affects people in different ways. Some people like to talk to friends or people who know them and some prefer to speak to a professional who they can open up their feelings to. As well as having her own private practice in Leatherhead Surrey, Claire is a counsellor for Macmillan, giving her front line experience of the true life effects of Cancer. Claire understands how Cancer affects your mental and emotional well being and has the skills and empathy to support you, some common areas of feelings are sad, fear, anxiety, worry, anger, despair or grief. Are you finding it difficult to come to terms with being diagnosed, going through treatment, learning life after treatment or have you been touched by Cancer or lost someone? 1 in 2 are now affected by cancer, this could be; yourself, your friend, a family member, work colleague, your partner, your children, along with the side effects of; personal finance, your place of work, home life, the list is endless. Gents, did you know in the UK there are around 390 men diagnosed with breast cancer each year ?
Couples Counselling - Are you finding it hard coming to terms with your partner being diagnosed with cancer, have your roles changed within the relationship, has it got to the point in your relationship where you just think you can't carry on anymore, the dishes are driving you mad, who has the remote is causing friction, its not a happy home and you don't feel important anymore? Claire is an experienced counsellor working with couples and families living with cancer, whilst supporting them through this difficult time.
Although I work in the field of cancer I still work in the wider area's of anxiety, depression, fear, grief, addiction and the list goes on
Counselling is an outlet where you can talk about the difficult times that are affecting your emotions, its a place where you can try to make sense of whats happening and decide on the choices you have today. Claire use's a person centred approach which is client lead with your own thoughts and feelings, by using the core conditions a confidential and trusting therapeutic relationship is built between client and counsellor. I am a warm emphatic counsellor who offers you a non-judgemental approach and with the use of active listening skills Claire will support you so you do not feel alone.
Fees are negotiable so please contact me for your first 30 minutes FREE
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Training, qualifications & experience
- Macmillan Counsellor
- Person Centred Counselling - Dip
- Couples Counselling
- NVQ Level 3 Psychodynamic, CBT, Humanistic
- Diploma Life Coaching
- NVQ Level 3 Admin
- Registered MBACP
- Cancer Awareness Workshop - One Day
- Jigsaw 2hr workshop - supporting children through the loss of a loved one
- Constant up to date online training and workshops with Macmillan
- CRB Checked
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are flexible and negotiable