Jane Francis

Jane Francis


01304 379044 / 07838553281

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About me

I am a person-centred counsellor, which means I take my cues from you. This kind of therapy is client led. I will listen to you and respond with empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence, which is a special kind of 'tuning in'.

I have been in private practice in Deal for 6 years, after qualifying in 2010 with a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling.

My focus has been what you might call 'General Practice', in terms of who comes through my door, but I have always had a very keen interest in loss, and attachment which I feel, in one way or another underlie many of the causes of depression, distress, and incongruence. I have two adopted children and have recently trained with Barnado's LINK service, to gain further qualifications and experience in these areas.  I am now an approved therapist for Barnados LINK adoption therapy service.
During the last six years I have worked with clients  a range of issues including bereavement, divorce, family dynamics and break down, adoption, and other attachment based issues. I have worked with couples, and adolescents as well as adults.

I am an approved therapist for Anxiety UK and treat many forms of anxiety, including social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, OCD, anorexia and other eating disorders. I also work for Health Assured, an Employee Assistance Provider, as a counsellor and Well-Being Team member.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
    Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
    B'Ed (Hons) English and Drama
    MA Modern Drama
    CPD in
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Traversing the Turbulent Teens - Post Adoption centre
  • Early Placement Therapy for Adoptive Families - Barnados
  • Attachment Focussed Therapy for Adoptive Families - Barnados

Approved Therapist for Anxiety UK
Certificate in Practitioner Counselling - BACP

Approved Attachment Therapist for Barnados Link Programme


Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Adoption/separation
  • Fostering
  • Refugee/migrant issues

Photos & videos

  • Ardent Counselling Practice


£ 40.00 per session for 1 hour consultation - £30 concessionary rate
£ 50.00 per couple

Adoption counselling, fees set by Barnados LINK. Approximately £45.000 per hour for EPT, and £58.00 for AFT. This is usually paid by either the local authority or by the Adoption Support Fund.

Further information

As I have adopted children myself, I have always been interested in the dynamics of family and attachment that separation of any kind can disrupt or make problematic. I have researched and trained in these areas and feel I can offer a very thorough, personal and compassionate counselling experience to anyone going through any aspect of this difficult issue.

Please see my website for testimonials from former clients.

Maps & Directions

Deal, CT14

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Some French


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday to Friday 9-5. If I cannot answer your email straight away, I will do so as soon as possible afterwards.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme