Dinah Ashcroft MSc, DHP, UKCP registered psychotherapist, MBACP.
01962 733219 / 07802 409036
Some details about me and where I work
I have a Masters degree in Gestalt psychotherapy and have been practising as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 22 years in the NHS and privately.
It is often difficult to talk to family and friends about the way you may be feeling. Counselling and psychotherapy can help. I offer a confidential, non-judgmental space for you to air fears and anxieties. I will not tell you what to do but will support you to work through what is troubling you and reach your own solutions to problems.
I aim to suit the way I work to the specific needs of the individual. I believe it is important to build a relationship based on trust and respect. I offer warmth, compassion, confidentiality and ethical practice. I offer long-term and time-limited therapy.
I work with people who bring a range of problems, such as relationship difficulties at home and at work, loss and bereavement, anxiety and depression, fertility issues, career changes. I also work with individuals who wish to examine their lives and develop themselves. I have considerable experience of working with people who have suffered sexual abuse.
I also work with trainees and students of counselling and psychotherapy to support them in their journey to become practitioners.
When an individual is unsure of what lies behind their discomfort or unhappiness, I will work with them to make sense of their feelings and gain some insight, so that they can make choices about how to live their lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications and experience
BA(Hons); PGCE; Post-graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychology; Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy; MSc (Gestalt Psychotherapy); Cert. Supervision; PQT Supervision and Clinical Practice.
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and MBACP(Reg).
I treated clients in Primary Care settings for 12 years, as well as working as a private practitioner. This has given me the opportunity to work with people with a vast range of problems and issues. I also supervise and train counsellors and psychotherapists and am an examiner on UK psychotherapy training courses.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fee for psychotherapy and counselling is discussed at our initial meeting.
Coaching and training
I am an experienced trainer and am available for one-off workshops or a series of training days. Topics that I can offer for trainees and experienced practitioners are:
Working with Shame
Working with Personality Disorders
Working with Dreams
Gestalt Theory and Practice
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer individual and group supervision, using an integrative approach.View supervision profile