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Maria Francis (MBACP) Registered

Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10
07951 314965 07951 314965

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Play therapy

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

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
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Maria Francis (MBACP) Registered

Maria Francis (MBACP) Registered