Person-Centred
Counselling tailored to
your needs

Have you been struggling with an issue
for some time, which won’t go away?

Person-Centred
Counselling tailored to
your needs

Have you been struggling with an issue for some time, which won’t go away?

Giving yourself permission to seek help is the
first step towards taking positive action!

As a Person – Centred Counsellor, I believe it is important to give you the freedom to explore your issues in a way of your choosing, allowing you to decide what you want to talk about each week.  The sessions are focussed on the client’s frame of reference (your experience of the world) and I will work at your pace. I don’t plan or structure the session, however, I will share information which may be helpful to you, such as relaxation techniques.

You may not know where to start when you first come to counselling.  Don’t worry – my role is to help you feel comfortable in talking about what may be sensitive and very personal issues.  The therapy room is your private space and my aim is to enable you to use the time in a way that is most beneficial to you.

Ultimately, the aim is to enable you to find a solution that feels right for you. Person – Centred Counselling is about helping you to discover/identify your strengths, make use of the resources which you already have and improve your resilience.

If you are looking for Personal Development*, my role is to help you discover your true identity and to learn to feel “comfortable in your own skin”.

No issue is too small or trivial if
it is affecting your ability to cope
with every day life.

I am experienced in working with the following issues:
  • Anger Management

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Family Problems

  • Bereavement

  • Life Transitions

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Menopause

  • Personal Development

  • Relationship Problems

  • Self-Harm

  • Trauma

  • Work-Place Issues

  • Fertility Issues

No issue is too small or trivial if
it is affecting your ability to cope
with every day life.

I am experienced in working with the following issues:
  • Anger Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Family Problems
  • Bereavement
  • Life Transitions
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Menopause
  • Personal Development*
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self-Harm
  • Trauma
  • Work-Place Issues
  • Fertility Issues
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Counselling for mid-life
and beyond

Through both personal and professional experience, I have become particularly interested in working with issues around mid-life and beyond. From our 40’s/50’s onwards we may well have to cope with multiple issues and perhaps:

  • Feel weighed down by
    conflicting responsibilities for
    children and older relatives

  • Experience relationship difficulties

  • Go through mid-life crisis

  • Are grieving the death of a parent

  • Living with ill-health

  • Are coping with life transitions eg Retirement

I can work with you to raise your self-awareness, find positive coping mechanisms and improve your resilience..

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About

Judith Franklin

Fully Qualified Person-Centred Counsellor

As a Registered, Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am fully committed to providing a professional and ethical service for my clients.

My past experience includes working in a GP’s practice, as well as for two local charities. I spent four years working at the Counselling and Family Centre Altrincham… 

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Judith Franklin

Fully Qualified Person-Centred Counsellor

In addition to counselling adults, couples and young people I was actively involved in several projects designed to extend our service; one being an outreach service to adults in the community, in which I worked with a number of clients in their own homes. I was also a member of the training team delivering in house courses to student counsellors.

I was a member of the counselling team at Beacon Counselling in Bramhall for three years, working in a GP setting with adults in the Stockport area.

Below are listed some of the issues which I work with on a regular basis:

Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Low Self-Esteem, Menopause,
Personal Development, Relationship Problems, Self-Harm, Stress, Trauma, Work-Place Issues

I believe continuing professional development is essential in maintaining my knowledge and expertise. In addition to my formal qualifications, listed below, I regularly attend CPD training workshops and have completed workshops/training in:

  • Working with Stroke Survivors,
  • Working with Men
  • Working with Suicidal clients
  • Bereavement
  • Couples Course 2014
  • Trauma
  • Working with Self-Harm
  • #Dropthedisorder Seminar
  • Infant Loss & Fertility Issues

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Counselling 1996
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People 2009
  • BACP Accreditation 2012
  • Advanced Post Diploma Certificate – Person Centred Couples Course 2014
  • Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Provider Training Course 2018

Client testimonials

“Judith provided a great environment for us to discuss our relationship and resolve issues. The impact has been profound and we also have the safety net of returning to Judith if needs be, in the future”

S & L

“This was my introduction to therapy and I found the sessions to be of tremendous personal benefit. I felt comfortable enough to be completely honest from the beginning and within a matter of weeks the effects were noticeable not only to myself but to the people around me. The treatment I received helped me to work on a lot of issues and I feel better than I have done in a very long time. I couldn’t be happier with the decision I made to receive counselling”

A

“Judith listened carefully, guided me and helped me structure my thoughts. Thanks to her, I was able to regain confidence, understand my feelings and regain control over my emotions.”

A

“I just wanted to express my gratitude at your thoughtful, sensitive support over the past few weeks. You have helped me gain perspective and begin to gather myself.”

J

“I valued the "collaborative" feel of the sessions and the understanding, useful suggestions and insights from Judith. Thank you!

FSeptember 2017

“I’m not a very open person and it takes me a while to trust someone. I felt instantly at ease with Judith and felt I could be completely open and honest straight away. Having this rapport helped to boost my confidence and overall gave me tools to develop my personal relationships. She has no idea how much she has guided me and how much I have valued my sessions. ”

MDecember 2017

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for listening, offering guidance and support and most of all in a non-judgmental way. You have made a huge difference in the way I view myself, which has had a positive impact on me. ”

JMarch 2018

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