Fran Jeffes BA(Hons) Integrative Counselling MBACP Registered
Are you experiencing a feeling you no longer want, or is there a situation you would like to see changed?
Outwardly life looks fine, but inside you feel flat, or highly anxious, you may be experiencing intrusive thoughts or behaving in ways that don’t feel like you.
I help client's with the following problems:
* Manage anxiety, which may include panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder and OCD
* Understand and manage low mood and mood swings, depression and feeling sad
* Improve self-esteem, self-confidence and self-belief
* Find direction and motivation
* Overcome procrastination and fear of decision-making
* Achieve a better work-life balance
* Make lifestyle changes relating to diet, alcohol intake, exercise and general health issues
* Understand recurring patterns in relationships at work and personal life, and resolve family issues, improve communication styles to speak clearly and well
Seeking professional help is not self-indulgent. It will benefit you and those around you. Therapy can help you understand why you feel the way you do, and what needs to change to feel better, and live a better life.
How counselling with me can help you
I offer a safe space to explore the thoughts and feelings that are holding you back. Our work is confidential and talking things through may lead to finding lasting changes. You don't have to be facing a crisis to have therapy. It can be helpful at any time of life.
A flexible, personalised approach to helping you
I offer clients the following ways of working, for you to choose from:
· talking things through in order to make sense of what has happened, and to put things in perspective;
· making sense of a specific problematic event that sticks in your mind;
· problem-solving, planning and decision -making;
· changing behaviour;
· dealing with difficult feelings and emotions;
· undoing self-criticism and enhancing self-care;
· dealing with difficult or painful relationships;
Often clients find it helpful to work on these issues in a step-by-step basis. One of the ways that therapy may help is that I can work with you to disentangle the various strands of the problem, and help you to decidewhat needs to be dealt with first.
I have found my counselling with Fran to be illuminating and insightful. It is one of the best personal investments I have ever made in my health and well-being - it's totally worth doing. What I have found most encouraging is being heard.
I had counselling with Fran for several months and found it to be a very positive experience. It was a good balance between dealing with my anxiety of that week and exploring how these feelings may have arisen in my past and why they kept recurring.
I offer short-term and open-ended therapy. Short-term is anything from 6-12 weeks whilst open ended can be for as long as you need my help and support. I welcome past client's to return for any top-up sessions they may require in the future.
I am an Integrative therapist which means I draw upon a variety approaches depending on which will effectively help you. These include Humanistic - offering Person-centred therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Solution Focused, and cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt); Existential and Psychodynamic practices.
Firstly, well done for considering couples counselling. My work with couples is for those considering staying together and wishing to improve the quality of their relationship, as well as those couples who are wanting to navigate separation and divorce as amicably as possible.
Usually one of the couple has wanted to come to counselling more than the other. That’s quite normal. During the therapy this can often change and hopefully by the end of our work, you will both recognize the benefits and changes that have occurred. Couples usually attend for anything from 8 – 20 weeks.
Counselling is a process of talking through issues, hearing how each other are thinking and feeling and agreeing upon the way forward. Sometimes it feels worse before it can feel better. The process requires a committed attitude and the will to try out new ways of relating with each other.
Meeting online - VSee (similar to Skype)
Meeting online is no longer a second-best solution. With its own merits, it is something that is different to, but not inferior to face-to-face therapy. Research has found that online therapy can be as effective as face-to-face. In fact, there are times when online therapy can bring out a level of depth and progress that in-person session cannot.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited 4 year Degree)
PG Diploma Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited 2 year course)
Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming - NLP (INLPTA)
Couples and Relationship Counselling Qualification - Basingstoke Counselling Services
BA (Hons) Fine Art
I am a Registered Member of the MBACP, am fully insured, and adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework (2018) which means I am committed to working safely, ethically and confidentially.
I receive regular supervision with an Accredited Supervisor and invest in ongoing training and continual professional development (CPD).
My experience spans Agency, Charity and private practice work throughout
West Sussex and East Sussex.
I have gained experience in working with individuals, and couples, needing help in the following areas of life:
· Emotional Abuse
· Addictions, drug, alcohol, spending money, eating to excess…
· Anger management, impulsive reactions, obsessive compulsive disorder, passive aggressive behaviour
· Anxiety – including panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder
· Bereavement and loss
· Child related issues including attachment, abuse, domestic violence, bullying
· Depression, feeling sad, loneliness, feeling lonely…
· Divorce and separation
· Eating disorders
· Existential questions about life
· Family issues, improving relationships and communicating well and clearly
· Infertility, pregnancy and birth, IVF
· Life stages, relationship changes including sabotaging, clinging and avoidance
· Marital struggles, power struggles, loss of communication
· Health anxiety
· Post-traumatic stress disorder
· Powerlessness, feeling worthless, or that you don’t matter, or are never good enough
· Work related stress, relationships, feeling stuck
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Personal growth and wellbeing
I also work to help with personal development, self-awareness, and emotional growth. Life coaching can be a way to walk through life changes, facilitating an increase in personal resources, developing more resilliance and gaining a deeper understanding of your personal identity.
Finding the self-esteem needed to navigate student life, career progression, family life changes and other life stages is vital to making the choices you need and want. Knowing how to represent yourself in relationships with dignity and respect enables you to embrace the vision you wish to have for your life, to relate authentically and to meet your needs in appropriate and life giving ways.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
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I offer short-term and open-ended therapy. We can discuss what you feel you need during our first meeting.
Individual Counselling £45.00
Clients come to therapy for weekly sessions. When coming towards the end of the counselling I can offer you appointments more spread out - e.g. every other week for a further 2 or 3 sessions, depending on your needs. Fees are paid by cash, card or bank transfer payments. Cost: £45.00 per 50 minute session.
Couples Counselling £65.00
Clients attend an initial session together followed by an individual session each before coming back together for ongoing weekly sessions. Most couples attend from 8 - 20 sessions. The fee includes written information, emailed to you both, around any specific areas of work we are focusing upon. At the completion of therapy couples are welcome to return for an MOT when required. Fees are paid by cash, card or bank transfer payments. Cost: £65.00 per 50 minute session for all sessions including the two individual ones at the beginning.
Online sessions are £45.00 per 50 minutes.
Double Super Session
This can be ideal if you don’t want ongoing therapy but would like some support with a specific issue, such as a significant event coming up that you are anxious about or a big decision to make. This will include emailed information sheets on the work undertaken. Please text or email me.
My rooms are located at:-
The Wilbury Clinic - HOVE
64 Wilbury Road, Hove, BN3 3PY
The clinic is located at the top end of Wilbury Road, Hove, near the junction with Cromwell Road and can be reached by:
Train: Hove Train Station is a 10 minute walk.
There is on road parking. Pay at the machine. It is also on bus routes (1's, 2's, 5's, 49) getting off at Second Avenue at the Church Road end of Wilbury Road. Or the bus number 7 stops just around the corner on Cromwell Road. It is also just a 10 minute walk from Hove train station.
For more details of location and transport please see: http://thewilburyclinic.co.uk/contact-us/
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The clinic in Hove has 5 deep steps approaching the entry door. The counselling rooms are all on the ground floor.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday AM and PM.
Types of client