Franceska Hannis, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Franceska Hannis

Exeter EX1
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Franceska Hannis, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Franceska Hannis

Exeter EX1
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My Approach

Finding the right person to support you is really important and can make all the difference. Research has repeatedly demonstrated that it is the relationship with your therapist that is the foundation for lasting impact. Please read through the information about me to see if I sound like the person that can help you.

I always offer a free first session, so that we can meet and discuss what you want from therapy and whether I am the right therapist for you. If we then continue to work together, we will agree the fee, the time and any other practicalities. It is often helpful to have a review after about six sessions to look at how you are feeling and whether the sessions are meeting your needs.

I offer an integrative, psychodynamic oriented psychotherapy. It includes aspects of body psychotherapy and transpersonal psychology and is underpinned by western developmental theories, as well as Buddhist psychology and awareness practices. Please look at my website for more information.

I want to create a space for you where everything is welcome and any difficulty can be shared. I have a relaxed and creative approach and can offer a strong and grounded therapeutic alliance to support and encourage your own self-inquiry. I bring patience and an open hearted curiosity to my work and am used to working with trauma and deep seated thinking patterns. I work with both individuals and with couples.

By providing a safe, non-judgemental and empathic environment, a psychotherapeutic relationship can allow our shamed, disconnected, or wounded parts to be met and accepted, and even find their own voice. I offer heartful psychotherapy for both short and long term work. I can provide safe and secure stabilisation around current personal difficulty, but also offer depth work exploring the spiritual search for deeper meaning and fulfilment.

About Me

Heartful psychotherapy in Exeter and South Devon for either short or long term work. I am working face to face and online sessions also available. I work with a wide range of issues. My fee is £60. I have a Masters Degree in Core Process Psychotherapeutic Practice, following six years of professional training and clinical practice with the Karuna Institute (Middlesex University). I have full Professional Liability insurance.

I am an Accredited Member of the UK Council of Psychotherapy, and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I abide by these organisations' ethical frameworks, guidlelines for good practice and codes of confidentiality.

In addition to my private practice, I work for a Devon charity as a specialist therapist with victims of sexual violence and abuse. I also supervise counsellors at this charity.

Over the last twenty five years I have worked in a wide range of roles that have all focused on supporting clients to effect personal change. I am experienced in working with issues such as anxiety, shock, depression, unresolved trauma, panic attacks, addiction, anger problems, sexual abuse, relationship issues, domestic violence and more. I have also supported clients to explore finding meaning in life, dealing with loneliness and how to find peace and balance.

Prior to qualifying as a psychotherapist, I have worked with men who use violence in their relationship, been the manager of a child contact centre, and worked as an IDVA providing advocacy for high risk victims of domestic violence.

I have an enhanced DBS certificate and I am a registered ICO data controller.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I work with sexual violence and abuse, both historic and current.
If you are using control and violence in your relationship and want to stop, I can help you. If you have been or are in an abusive relationship, therapy can help you to understand the impact and to get tools and resources to move forward.
I am a transpersonal therapist. My training is in Core Process psychotherapy. Core Process has been developed in part from Buddhist psychology, exploring how to respond to the suffering that life brings, along with the modern psychodynamic understanding of personality development from Western psychology. Core – refers to our intrinsic whole self that is beyond the conditions of this life, and where we are whole and free. Process – refers to the way we are in this moment, including all our personality and processes.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Core Process Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Exeter Office

Barnfield Hill Therapy Rooms
Exeter EX1 1 SR

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some reduced places when available

Totnes Office


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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Franceska Hannis

Franceska Hannis

Exeter EX1

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