Frances-Anne Ruddy Dip. Couns; BSc (Hons)
Hello, I’m Fran and I offer short and long-term psychotherapeutic counselling for individuals and couples who are having difficulties.
We are living in strange and difficult days due to the corona virus. If you are scared, anxious or lonely, if you’re struggling to manage angry feelings, or if you are missing your loved ones, or if someone close has passed away, it might help to talk to someone who will understand how you are feeling, and who will listen to you without judgement.
If your relationship with your partner is having problems due to the lockdown then I can support you as a couple.
I would prefer to work face to face with you, but due to the social distancing measures in place, I am currently offering phone consultations and consultations via Zoom. Please ring or text me on 07522 109106, or if you prefer you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I usually 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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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