I provide an expert in-depth assessment process, aiming to determine the precise nature of your problems and identify the best treatment options for you. Depending upon the purpose of the assessment, the duration can last between 1.5 - 3 hours. As a Clinical Psychologist, I have been trained to the highest academic standard to apply current knowledge on human behaviour to your particular problems, and devise a treatment strategy that is supported by scientific evidence.

What assessments I provide

I can undertake assessments for the following purposes:

  • Therapy assessments (assessing suitability for psychological therapy and identifying what therapy is recommended)

  • Capacity assessments (examining a person's capacity to make decisions that affect their lives e.g. consent to treatment)

  • Risk assessments (using clinical interview and psychometric tools)

  • Cognitive functioning and IQ assessments (using a battery of psychometric tests)

Please contact me to discuss any assessment you would like me to undertake.


Psychological Therapy

What problems I assess and treat

I can help you with a wide range of difficulties, such as those listed below. Please note, this is not a comprehensive list, and it is likely that I can help you with problems that you are having even if they are not listed below - I welcome questions and enquiries.

  • Anxiety

  • Social anxiety

  • Depression

  • Low self-esteem

  • Confidence issues

  • Panic Attacks

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Phobias

  • Childhood abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, and / or neglect)

  • Chronic pain / fibromyalgia

  • Eating disorders

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Trauma

  • Addiction problems 

  • Complicated bereavement

  • Sexual difficulties

  • Birth-trauma (i.e. after having given birth)

  • Post-natal depression

  • Bipolar affective disorder

  • Anger and temper difficulties

  • Self-harm

  • Suicidal thoughts and posing a risk to oneself

What therapies I offer

Good therapy should be tailored to your needs, rather than a 'one-size fits all' approach. Listed below are a range of evidence-based therapies I offer. I can recommend which therapy is suited to you based on an in-depth assessment with you. 

Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy


eye Movement desensitisation & Reprocessing therapy


Cognitive behavioural therapy



Getting started with therapy - The next steps




Please send me an email with a brief overview of the difficulties you are having. I can then offer you an initial assessment.



The initial therapy assessment is between 1.5-2 hours and will take place in my comfortable and private office in Leicester



If we both agree to work together after the assessment, we can arrange regular weekly 50 minute sessions.

Dr Ashley Francis | Clinical Psychologist | Leicester LE3 UK | HCPC Reg PYL33429