Heidi Francis | Accredited Counsellor | Stoke-on-Trent | NCPS

Heidi Francis

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS14-01724

Location: Stoke-on-Trent

In today’s busy world life can sometimes feel overwhelming, leaving us struggling to manage emotions that often feel like they’ve come from nowhere. Experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, panic attacks, anger and work related stress or suffering from a constant low mood, can often lead us to feeling bewildered and alone.
In my experience many people can feel anxious discussing their struggles, so as an experienced qualified counsellor, I aim to provide a safe, warm and caring space in which together we can explore effective ways to enable you to feel positive, empowered and better able to move forward with your life. Initial contact can be through email or telephone, whichever you feel most comfortable with.
I am trained in an Integrative approach, this allows me to meet the needs of clients using the most appropriate and flexible manner and brings together different elements of specific therapies.
Even though clients may present with similar issues, I believe we are all individuals and as such our journey in therapy will be most beneficial if it specifically meets our individual needs.
You may be considering therapy due to experiencing any number of things, whether you are experiencing a crisis or significant life event , such the loss of a loved one or a relationship break up ,to just feeling that you’re stuck and unable to move forward in life. It’s not unusual to find ourselves feeling that we could get more out of life “if only”, and here the list is endless:
“If only I “was more confident, could challenge my boss, give up smoking, end this unhappy relationship, lose weight, stop drinking/ using drugs, relying on others to speak for me, cope with my anxiety, etc.
There really is no issue that can’t be brought to therapy and explored, working through a problem at your own pace and learning new ways to approach life can be liberating and life changing.

For further information or to book an initial consultation please contact me. Respect and confidentiality are assured at all times.
I am based in the village of Ringstead, just off the A45 ,offering access from Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby, Oundle, Thrapston, and surrounding areas.
I can offer you a discreet, private and comfortable safe space to meet. There is off road parking and toilet facilities.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
    Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.
    L2 Diploma in Counselling Skills
    Certificate in Understanding Drugs and Addiction, Kings College London.
    Diploma in Mindfulness.
    Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
    Accredited member of The National Counselling Society.
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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