Frances Loveday BA (Hons), DipHe MBACP

Frances Loveday BA (Hons), DipHe MBACP

Isle Of Wight

07577 744613

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About me

Are you looking for a safe, understanding and accepting place to explore your fears and issues? I know that reaching out can feel very daunting especially when life feels hard. For this reason, from my practice in Newport, I offer clients a warm, non-judgemental space where they feel able to share their problems in their own way and at their own pace.

Due to Coronavirus, at present all sessions are offered online or by phone. Both platforms provide the same service but from the safety of your home.

How can counselling help?

Your reasons for seeking help will be personal to you but when life is challenging we can feel depressed, confused, alone or ashamed. Counselling with a therapist trained to sit, listen and understand your emotions, fears and struggles from your perspective can really help to make sense of overwhelming, confusing and difficult feelings.

I work alongside my clients to build a trusting relationship within which they begin to feel less isolated and can start to understand their issues. Through this relationship I see clients gain confidence, improve feelings of self-worth and generally feel more empowered and able to face their fears and deal with their problems more easily themselves.

Through my own life experiences, work experience and my therapeutic approach I am able to be compassionate and work effectively with a wide range of issues and people. In addition I have specific experience and training working with any form of abuse and sexual abuse, and bereavement.

What to expect in the first session.

In the first session we will spend time talking about your specific needs and what you want from counselling. It is also an opportunity to make sure you feel happy to work with me. We will then set up a second session and arrange a suitable, regular time and day that fits your schedule. Sessions are 1 hour long and are generally held weekly or fortnightly. I do short-term and long-term therapy, again dependent on individual requirements.


My office is very close to Lugley St Carpark. Newport bus station is a 7 minute walk away. There is wheelchair access into the building and I have access to a groundfloor room if required.

What happens next?

If you feel you would like to arrange an initial session please either call me or send an email and we can make an appointment. Additionally if you have any questions or queries regarding myself or counselling in general please also feel free to call or email.

Training, qualifications & experience


BA(Hons) Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy

DipHe Person-Centred Counselling

Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

In addition to my private practice I also work at a hospice as a bereavement counsellor, and between 2014-2018 I worked with an organisation supporting people who had suffered any form of domestic/sexual abuse.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Initial consultation £25

Individuals            £40 (1hour)

Concessions considered for low income

Maps & Directions

Newport, PO30

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Groundfloor room available if needed.


Daytime and evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults