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About me

So glad you are reaching out, perhaps a little unsure about who can help? Gently I will nurture a relationship with you built on safety, where you feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways.

It is my privildge to walk with you through your fears, challenges, and hurts, and help you experience healing and restoration. I see therapy as an opportunity to help diminish pain and suffering, cope with the challenges of life and experience increased peace, meaning, acceptance & aliveness.

By using deep relational and evidence based practice, together with affective neuroscience, I aim to support your innate drive to health and flourishing.

Training, qualifications & experience

AEDP immersion course, AEDP institute, New York

Diploma in counselling and psychotherapy, PCI college, Dublin

HDip Nursing Studies - Queen’s University, Belfast.

Coaching skills, Cantle Coaching, Scotland

Motivational interviewing, SHP, London

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

179 Holywood Road
County Antrim

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

I am more than happy to faciliate telephone / online therapy if accessibility is a difficulty


Tuesdays 8-6pm

Wednesdays 2.30-9pm

Fridays 10-7pm

Types of client

Older adults


Sarah Francis, MBACP, Dip Couns.

Sarah Francis, MBACP, Dip Couns.