Frances Loveday

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BA (Hons), DipHe MBACP (Accred)
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Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 5ET
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

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

How can counselling help?

Your reasons for seeking help will be personal to you, but when life is challenging we may 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 make more sense of 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 abuse, 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 offer short-term and long-term therapy, 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 feel free to call or email.

Training, qualifications & experience


BA(Hons) Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy

DipHe Person-Centred Counselling

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

I currently work solely in private practice, however from 2019-2021 I volunteered at The Mountbatten 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 gaining more specific knowledge within these areas.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Initial session £25

Individuals            £45 (60 mins)

Concessions considered for low income

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime sessions between 9am and 4.30pm face to face and online.

Evening sessions after 5.30pm online/phone only.

Corner House, 68 Lugley St, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 5ET

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Groundfloor room available if needed.

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Frances Loveday
Frances Loveday