Fran Hicks

About me

My name is Fran Hicks and I am an experienced female counsellor working from my home just outside a small village four miles from Hereford and ten miles from Ledbury. The location and the room that I use are warm, private and comfortable with ample off road parking.

I work from a person centred approach but use elements that are individual and appropriate to fit with the client's needs and issues. A good relationship  between counsellor and yourself is in my view essential to the success of therapy.  Vital to establishing a positive therapeutic relationship is the development of trust and respect. To achieve this I work from a non-judgemental point of view allowing  you  the freedom to explore any issues that you  may wish to bring to counselling. I I work with people of all ages and have considerable experience working with Children and Young People. I work both short term and open ended. I also offer counselling via Skype and telephone as well as face to face.

I gained my Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy in June 2003 and I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists as well as a Children and Young People Member . Since gaining my Diploma I have had training  in many aspects of issues that may affect a person including  bereavement, self harm, eating disorders,  relationships, separation/divorce, abuse, drugs, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety/depression, low self esteem, bullying and other issues connecting to school/education.

Theories that I have trained in since 2003 include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focus Brief Therapy as well as obtaining my British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Certificate of Proficiency.

If you are considering counselling and are interested please telephone or email me for a free initial consultation. My contact details are 01432 850066, 07776188610 or email and I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience


Certificate in Education Birmingham University
BTEC Diploma in Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy June 2003.
BACP Certificate of Proficiency 2013.


Working with People who Self Injure 
Working with Bereaved Children, Young People and their Families
Family Separation
Safeguarding Children
CBT Key Knowledge and Skills
Solution Focus Brief Therapy
E safety training
Domestic Abuse training
Safeguarding Children
Training for Early Intervention with Vulnerable Children and Families.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


I charge £40 a session but I will look at concessions for students and those on benefits/low incomes.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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


I try to work in a way that allows you to find a time that is suitable to you, which includes some evenings and weekends face to face and online .

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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