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About me









I am a fully qualified professional counsellor and an accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society.

I trained as an integrative counsellor which means that I offer a variety of approaches based on what works for you: a non-judgmental, empathic ear, or unflinching support to explore difficult experiences and trauma, or perhaps the opportunity to work on new ways of thinking and dealing with negative behaviour patterns.

Fundamentally, I believe that you are the expert in your own life. I offer tailored support, understanding, reflection and gentle challenge so that you are empowered to find your own path forward.  Clients receive a warm, friendly welcome, empathy and complete confidentiality. 


My background is in education (BA Hons, PGCE)

having taught in secondary and primary schools for 30 years. 

I have offered counselling at Lighthouse 43 in Cheriton and at New Romney Counselling Service.

I have an enhanced DBS check and I am fully insured.

I am able to offer counselling in person or online.  

I offer a free introductory telephone session so that you can decide if I am the right fit for you. 

Sessions are £45 for 50 minutes

Day and early evening availability

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions

I look forward to meeting you

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 Fran Mallalieu

Hello and welcome.

Clients' words:


“Thank you for all your help and support over the period we have had together. When I came to you, I was a mess and quite lost and didn’t know which way to turn or how to cope with the difficulties in my life at that time but with your help and guidance I am much better equipped to deal with the difficulties in my life. I feel like I have much better control of my anger. Thanks to you I am a much more present father and partner.”


I found Fran on the internet with a google search, We spoke on the phone and I explained what I was looking for and how she responded and said things I just knew she was for me.  I was ready to do the work and knew I needed to do the work on myself.  Fran was understanding, and she challenged me which I needed, shared humour, and I felt safe to explore many issues I was dealing with.  The process has had a positive effect on my life.  I now have the tools to use to change my path and move forward. I know this is an ongoing process and will take time but I would have never got to this stage without going to Fran and working on myself, I highly recommend anyone who is need of talking therapies to contact Fran

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