Frances Loveday BA (Hons), DipHe MBACP
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- 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
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Initial consultation £25
Individuals £40 (1hour)
Concessions considered for low income
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments.
Types of client