What will my service offer you?

I recognise that deciding to seek counselling therapy can be a big step and so I strive to  provide a safe, flexible and collaborative environment, having allowed the initial session to explore what life is like for you at the moment without trying to label it or to tell you how you should feel. With this joint approach established, we can then work towards your goals of therapy or change if you are ready to do so.

Some of the areas of counselling I deal with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Low self confidence
  • Low self esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Child related issues
  • Abuse (Physical & Sexual)

This is not exhaustive list. Please contact me to learn more.

Finding the right therapist is important, personal recommendations are helpful but when this is not available meeting a potential therapist helps also in making a decision, so please make contact for an initial consultation where you will have the opportunity to tell me your reasons for seeking counselling and I will explain how I work and what I can offer you. It may be your concerns arise from a specific identifiable issue that is troubling you at present. It could be a long term issue that has been worrying you for a long time, possibly years or it may be far more elusive where you can not pinpoint what it is but non the less it is causing dissatisfaction and discomfort in your life. Therapy can also be personal development and a desire to learn more about yourself as you progress through a life stage. It can also be a genuine curiosity about yourself...

What is the underlying motivation that drives you?

Why are you the way you are? for example why did I do this? and why did I do it this way?

What is it that makes you tick?

All fascinating aspects that drive you and make you who you are today.

Through counselling psychotherapy within a secure environment you have the opportunity to acknowledge and explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in order to have a greater understanding and develop a solid sense of who you are.
The intention being to live a meaningful, fulfilling and creative life where you realise your potential and continue to develop and grow gaining strength intellectually, physically and emotionally through your greater understanding of 'self'.

Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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