counsellingwithcancer, Claire Francis, MBACP

counsellingwithcancer, Claire Francis, MBACP

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 can affect everything and everyone around you, is this you? As well as having her own private practice in 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. Are you finding it difficult to come to terms with being diagnosed, going through treatment, learning life after treatment or have you 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.

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 empathic 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

Person Centred Counselling - Dip

NVQ Level 3 Psychodynamic

Diploma Life Coaching

NVQ Level 3 Admin

Registered MBACP

Macmillan Counsellor

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


Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with


        Fees are flexible and negotiable

        Maps & Directions

        Leatherhead, KT22

        Type of session

        Online counselling: Yes
        Telephone counselling: Yes
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: Yes

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: No

        Wheelchair access may be available as some venues where I practice


        To Be Arranged

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults