About Me

Maria Francis

Registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and Counselling Directory

With over 33 years experience working within the public service sector I have a varied experience of life and its challenges. What I realised is that there is much attention paid to the external aspects of peoples lives for example their work, life style or even there 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 work within a humanistic approach to help deliver a self exploratory examination of your life, where you are now and where you would like to be.


  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • 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
  • Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory) 


£40.00 for a 50 minute session

Reduced rate for counselling students

I am fully insured and am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Code of Ethics. Also I am registered with the Counselling Directory.

How to contact me?

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

Maria Francis

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