Fran Hicks

Fran Hicks


01432 850066 / 07776 188610

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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 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 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
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


Accredited register membership


I charge £35 a session but I will look at concessions for students and those on benefits/low incomes.

Maps & Directions

Hereford, HR1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
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.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults