Heidi Francis( (Ad Prof Dip PC, MNCS Accred)
During these very uncertain times , having a safe space to explore your struggles is more important than ever, I am able to provide a safe, warm and caring space in which to allow you to explore whatever you want to bring to therapy. If you are currently experiencing anxiety, depression and concerns about your situation, you are not alone.
I am able to offer my experience working online with clients to help you work through your struggles.
In today’s busy world life can sometimes feel overwhelming, leaving us struggling to manage emotions that often feel like they’ve come from nowhere. Experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, panic attacks, anger and work-related stress or suffering from a constant low mood, can often lead us to feeling bewildered and alone.
In my experience many people can feel anxious discussing their struggles, so as an experienced qualified counsellor, I aim to provide a safe, warm and caring space in which together we can explore effective ways to enable you to feel positive, empowered and better able to move forward with your life.
Initial contact can be by email or telephone, whichever you feel most comfortable with.
My 2 1/2 years counselling at Mind and 2 years working as a psychotherapist in a private drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic , have given me the opportunity to work with a vast and extensive number of issues and I have gained a huge and varied amount of experience.
I am trained in an Integrative approach, this allows me to meet the needs of clients using the most appropriate and flexible manner and brings together different elements of specific therapies.
Even though clients may present with similar issues, I believe we are all individuals and as such our journey in therapy will be most beneficial if it specifically meets our individual needs.
You may be considering therapy due to experiencing any number of things, whether you are experiencing generalised anxiety disorder, phobias, separation and divorce or suffering from the effects of trauma or PTSD , to just feeling that you’re stuck and unable to move forward in life. It’s not unusual to find ourselves feeling that we could get more out of life “if only”, and here the list is endless: “If only I “was more confident, could challenge my boss, give up smoking, end this unhappy relationship, lose weight, stop drinking/ using drugs, relying on others to speak for me, cope with my anxiety, etc.
There really is no issue that can’t be brought to therapy and explored, working through a problem at your own pace and learning new ways to approach life can be liberating and life-changing.
For further information or to book an initial consultation please contact me. Respect and confidentiality are assured at all times.
I am based in the village of Ringstead, just off the A45, offering access from Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby, Oundle, Thrapston, and surrounding areas.
I can offer you a discreet, private and comfortable safe space to meet. There is off road parking and toilet facilities.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.
- L2 Diploma in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Understanding Drugs and Addiction, Kings College London.
- Diploma in Mindfulness.
- Accredited member of The National Counselling Society.
- Qualified practitioner In The REWIND Technique with The International Association For Rewind Trauma Therapy.
- Working with Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorder.
- Working with Trauma- Exercises and Techniques to Aid Recovery and Healing From Complex Trauma.
- Working with Shame.-The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space.
- Therapeutic Arts.- Art for Self Healing.
- Working Creatively with the inner child.
- Relational depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Human Givens- Understanding Anxiety and managing it without drugs.
- TA 101.Introduction to Transactional Analysis.
- The Counselling Academy- Couples Counselling Toolkit.
- Sandstory Therapy .
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45-60 Per counselling session - 60 minutes.
£65-75-Per Couples counseling session- 60 minutes.
In some circumstances I am able to offer concessions so whatever your circumstances, please feel free to get in touch.
What to expect
Our work together can be long term , short term or open ended, I will work with you on your goals at your pace. A session last 60 minute and usually once a week, occasionally it may be useful to extend a session or have 2 in a week, particularly when working on complex issues or when a crisis may occur. Some clients may prefer to have fortnightly sessions when appropriate.
I am able to offer daytime appointments and some evening appointments,During the current " non essential contact" situation , I am only offering online and telephone sessions.