About me

I have over 33 years experience working within the public service sector and have a varied experience of life and its challenges. What I realised is that there is much attention paid to external aspects of peoples lives for example their work, life style or standing in society that many people become isolated in their own internal worlds. The world of their feelings, thoughts and beliefs. This sense of isolation can result in unhappiness and confusion. I wanted to understand more about this so I returned to education and retrained as a therapeutic counsellor.

The key to the counselling process is the client/counsellor relationship, therefore I  aim to provide a welcoming, confidential and professional service focusing on your individual needs where you will have the opportunity to explore issues and how they may be impacting on your life currently.

I offer both brief and longer term therapy depending on your individual need.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered  Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5
  • Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2
  • Certificate in working with children in Counselling
  • Certificate in working with survivors of sexual abuse
  • Mindfulness for everyday living
  • Safeguarding training for children
  • Safeguarding  training for adults
  • Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Additional information

My fees are currently £45.00 for a 50 minute session - counselling students £30.00 for a 50 minute session


Hours of practice: Monday to Thursday 10am till 4pm I am also able to offer evening appointments - last appointment time 7pm

Further information

.Ample unrestricted car parking
Practice rooms at:

Therapy Station
Unit 8
Salisbury House
Wheatfield Way
LE10 1YG

I look forward to meeting you, if you have any queries' please do not hesitate to contact me. I would like to offer you my best wishes on your journey.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Maria Francis

Maria Francis