Francesca Howell

Fertility Counsellor, Person-Centred Counsellor

Francesca Howell is a fully qualified and accredited counsellor registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Francesca has been in private practice for the past 8 years but also has experience working in the NHS and in private healthcare. She also worked in an addictions centre and also with students in a further education college.

Francesca has recently completed the first two levels of the Dyadic Development Psychotherapy training (DDP). DDP is based on and brings together attachment theory, what we understand about developmental trauma, the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and caregiving, intersubjectivity theory and child development. Central within DDP is PACE, a way of thinking which deepens the emotional connections in our relationship with others. 

Francesca has worked with a wide range of clients.  She works with many issues including:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Change and Transitions
  • Grief
  • Menopause
  • Relationships
  • Self Criticism
  • Spirituality

Fertility Counselling

Francesca also has a lot of experience working with fertility both in private practice and in NHS and private fertility treatment centres. She is a member of BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association). Fertility Counselling can offer help with many areas including:

  • IVF Support
  • Grief
  • Donor Conception
  • Adoption
  • Planning the next stage in treatment or moving on from treatment

Click here to read more about Fertility Counselling 

Francesca Howell is fully qualified and graduated with a PG Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from Strathclyde University. She is a fully accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and works within their code of ethics. She is also a member of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA), and of the Scottish Group of Infertility Counsellors. Francesca has completed Level 1 and 2 of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) training.

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Book your appointment with Francesca

Sessions last one hour and cost £40 for individuals and £60 for couples or more than one person.