Email: info@shelleyfrancis.co.uk

Tel:      07816872294

         Shelley Francis Counselling & Psychotherapy, UKCP REG


What happens in the first session?

Once you contact me, we’ll arrange an appointment for you to come and discuss the areas you want to explore. At the same time I’ll need to gather some background information as well as your reason for seeking assistance.

How often will I need to come?

You will normally come once a week at a regular time slot.

How long will it take?

This depends on whether you’re looking for short or long-term counselling/psychotherapy, which usually focuses on one particular area in your life and takes between1 and 20 weeks, whilst long-term counselling/psychotherapy which goes deeper and provides a deeper level of transformation takes longer.

How much do you charge?

£60.00 per session in Berkhamsted

£65.00 per session in London

I’m not sure if I need counselling or psychotherapy, what’s the difference?

There are different schools of thought on this but generally speaking, counselling tends to be more short term and focuses on a specific problem or issue, like health, relationships, loss or bereavement or work related concerns. It can be helpful to focus on finding a way of dealing with a particular issue.

Psychotherapy on the other hand tends to be longer term and involves a deeper more rigorous training. It looks more closely at the underlying roots of a particular way of behaving. Often early childhood patterns are uncovered leading to a deeper understanding of why we repeatedly act in what can seem to be self limiting and self-destructive ways. With a deeper awareness of how the past has moulded the way we engage in our lives and relationships, we can then make more informed choices about how we want to move forward.


I practice from a tranquil dedicated therapy room in my home in Berkhamsted Herts HP4 3TT.

I also practice from therapy rooms in the Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy in Little Venice W2 6NE.

What happens if I need to cancel?

If you need to cancel I ask for 48 hours notice, otherwise you’ll have to pay for the session.