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counsellingwithcancer, Claire Francis, MBACP, Macmillan Counsellor

Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 07711379901 07711379901
Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22
07711379901 07711379901

About me

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
  • Insured

Member organisations


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.

Areas of counselling I deal with


Fees are flexible and negotiable


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

Wheelchair access may be available as some venues where I practice


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Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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