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 lasts 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 sessions.

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