Francine Blanchet

M.A. B.A. Adv.Dip.Int.Counselling


07881 266788


I would like to extend a warm welcome to my website.

Whether you have had counselling before or this is the first time you’ve considered seeking professional support for a difficult issue in your life, I hope I may be able to offer something that can help you at this time.

I have been a counsellor for fifteen years and have a wide range of experience in individual and couple therapy.

My specialist areas are infertility and miscarriage support as I have been involved in this field since 2012.

I also offer counselling to those couples for whom their fertility treatment is coming to an end and who are thinking about having a family through adoption.

I counsel couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships – either due to infertility difficulties or for other personal reasons.

And finally I have experience in supporting those who sadly may be going through divorce or separation

Individual and Couple Counselling

At times of stress or distress counselling is the chance to talk through the problems or dilemmas you may be facing with a skilled therapist. This allows you to discover your own way to a greater understanding of yourself and your problems and find your way towards the solutions that work best for you.

Infertility and Miscarriage Counselling

As a specialist infertility and miscarriage counsellor my field of expertise is in counselling women, men, couples, single women and lesbian couples who are experiencing difficulties having the family they desire. I can offer specialist support if you are:

  • Undergoing fertility tests, investigations and treatments
  • Suffering miscarriage, multiple miscarriages or ectopic pregnancy
  • Having fertility treatment or donor conception either in the UK or abroad
  • Contemplating being a solo mum using donor sperm
  • Having to make the decision to terminate a much wanted pregnancy
  • Ending or not even able to start fertility treatment
  • Considering adoption
  • Experiencing secondary infertility where a longed for second child eludes you
  • Facing a life without children for whatever reason
  • Experiencing the grief of having no children in the later stages of life

Coping Strategies for Infertility and Miscarriage

If you do not feel counselling is what you are looking for but think you could benefit from help to reduce the stresses and strains that arise when trying for a baby, I also offer a range of tools and techniques which I have gained over many years working as an infertility and miscarriage counsellor.

These self-help tools can enable you to maintain your equilibrium and well-being as you face the challenges such a journey can bring.

General Therapy

Anxiety, depression, trauma, losses.


Face to Face in Exeter

If you live in or around Exeter or in the South West of England I can see you at my practice room or Counselling by Skype or Zoom from anywhere in the UK or abroad

If you don’t live in or around Exeter or it is difficult for you to get to face-to-face appointments you can arrange counselling by Skype or Zoom in the comfort of your own home – from anywhere in the UK.

A counselling session by Skype or Zoom can be just as helpful and effective as face-to-face sessions and I work successfully both as a specialist in anxiety, trauma, infertility and miscarriage counsellor with clients from all over the UK as well as outside the UK.