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 also offer the initial session free of charge in order for you to see whether you feel that we can work together. 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 otaining 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 email@example.com. 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 Profiency 2013.
Working with People who Self Injure
Working with Bereaved Children, Young People and their Families
CBT Key Knowledge and Skills
Solution Focus Brief Therapy
E safety training
Domestic Abuse training
Training for Early Intervention with Vulnerable Children and Families.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £35 a session but I will look at concessions for students and those on benefits/low incomes.