Alex Francis

thumb_Alex Francis BA Hons, PGdip, MBACP SCP2

Gender: Male

Location(s): Lewes, East Sussex
Postcode: BN7 1BE
Contact Telephone: 07588 786 060

Services Offered: Individual counselling
Counselling Approach: Humanistic, integrating Person Centred, Gestalt, Existential and Transactional Analysis

About your services: I'm a BACP registered counsellor based in Lewes, Sussex, in the heart of the Sussex Downs. My practice can be easily reached from Brighton, Eastbourne, Ringmer and surrounding towns and villages, with ample roadside parking. I want to get to know the person you are now, without judgement, and be there with you as you explore different ways of relating to yourself, others, and the world around you. I believe relationships are central to how we experience our lives, and that would include the therapeutic relationship we would form together. As a result, I offer a free initial meeting to give you a sense of who I am, and how we might get along. There are a number of reasons why you might be considering counselling. You may be feeling anxious or depressed. Or struggling to come to terms with a loss or bereavement. Or worried about your own or a loved one’s use of drugs or alcohol. Perhaps you are facing stressful, possibly life changing decisions about work, marriage, relationships or friendships. Or you are having the same negative, repetitive thoughts about yourself or others. You may be feeling stuck in the same damaging patterns of behaviour. Or sensing life could be better, without being able to put your finger on what’s missing. You may have a feeling you want to change, but don’t (yet) believe change is possible. These are just some of the issues clients have come to see me with. The most important thing is to know you don't need to face these or any other issues alone. I believe everyone is unique. That you are unique. You have your own way of relating to yourself, other people, and the world around you. Therefore there is no “one size fits all” in how I approach therapy. If you choose to work with me, towards the end of our first session I will suggest a possible way of working together. You can agree to that, or we can discuss alternatives until you are comfortable. This process will continue as our working relationship evolves and it becomes clearer what would be most helpful for you. One of my core beliefs is that everyone has choices in their lives. I want to help you discover, or rediscover, the choices available to you. To help you find the inner strength to make the changes you want to make. Choosing the right counsellor is a hugely important decision. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about how I work and whether counselling, with me, is the right choice for you.

Fees: £45 per session. Please contact me about concessions.

Qualification: BA Hons, PG Dip Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Accreditation: BACP
Membership number: 374372