Frances-Anne Ruddy Dip. Couns; BSc (Hons)

Frances-Anne Ruddy Dip. Couns; BSc (Hons)

South Yorkshire

07522 109106

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About me

Hello, I’m Fran and I offer short and long-term psychotherapeutic counselling for individuals and couples who are having difficulties.  If you need to talk to someone who will understand how you are feeling, and who will listen to you without judgement, then I will be happy to meet with you.  Please ring or text me on 07522 109106, or if you prefer you can email me at

I work with individual people and couples from my home, and can offer you a warm, empathetic and confidential space where you can talk freely about your experiences and current difficulties.

I work in a person centred way where I focus on your emotions which surround your difficulties.  I also use a psychodynamic approach where we can explore how your past is affecting how you are feeling right now.

I have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis which helps me to understand why you may feel or behave in a certain way and which may be holding you back and causing upset and confusion in your life and affecting you and others around you.  Through talking together, I can help you understand your thoughts and feelings, and together we can move towards a happier, healthier you.

Specialising in every kind of abuse and all sorts of trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), I also have considerable experience in working with a range of difficulties, including loss, anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, low self-esteem and confidence, anger issues, personality disorders, addictions and relationship problems.

Training, qualifications & experience

My background is in social work and I have spent many years working with children and families, along with individuals, at times of crisis in their lives.

I now work as a psychotherapeutic counsellor with a private practice, and also with staff from a variety of organisations.

My qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Bsc (Hons) Social Work
  • Diploma - Practice Educator for Social Work Students
  • Registered Membership of BACP

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Areas of counselling I deal with


        I offer daytime and evening appointments, and have some availability at weekends

        My fee for our initial 30 minutes consultation is £25 for one client and £30 for a couple.  This is when we will talk together and I will gather some information and explain how I work.

        After our initial session, if you feel comfortable with me and think I may be able to help you, my fee for hourly sessions is £50 for an individual and £60 for a couple.

        Further information

        It takes a lot of courage to decide to seek therapy and the first session can be an anxious experience.  Sometimes all we need is someone who will listen and who can understand how we feel right now.  I will listen to your thoughts and feelings and will support you in each step you take in working towards a healthier and happier future

        Maps & Directions

        Sheffield, S36

        Type of session

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

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        Monday - Friday day and evenings Saturday mornings

        Types of client

        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme