KEN ASHTON

KEN ASHTON

Mid Suffolk
IP13

07809723294

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Mid Suffolk
IP13

07809723294

About me

About me...
I am a calm, experienced, professionally trained, qualified, Accredited and Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering an open and individual counselling approach, utilising differing counselling methodology, including Hypnotherapy, as appropriate to you.

I work in a multi faceted way, utilising many differing methods, ideas and theories as appropriate to the individual situation and to you.

I currently work with...
Individuals, couples, groups, families, children and adolescents, and offer a broadly Humanisitic, Person-Centred approach, my whole ethos being one of non judgemental unconditional positive regard, combined with empathic understanding and an open and engaging Listening style.

There are many different counselling and psychotherapeutic models and methods of working, and all can be effective in their own way. Through discussion, we will seek out the most effective model/s for you....and go from there.
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Personal Experience...
I have current experience of assisting individuals, couples, groups, families, adolescents & children (Enhanced DBS Holder) explore issues such as;

  • Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorders (GAD), Relationship Issues, Depression & Depressive Disorders, Bi-Polar Disorder (Manic Depression), Panic Disorders (Panic Attacks), Fears & Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Post Natal Depression
  • Couples Issues, Separation, Divorce, Betrayals & Affairs, Family and Family / Child Relationship Issues, Attachment Issues, Intimate Partner Violence, Abuse, Coercion & Control.
  • Addictions and Addictive Behaviour/s of all Kinds, Substance Misuse, Anger Management & Awareness, Assertiveness, OCD, PTSD, Personality Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME.
  • Abusive Situations of all Kinds including Historical Childhood Sexual Abuse, Bereavement & Loss, Stress, Self Harm, Sex / Sexuality & Gender Issues, Self Esteem and Confidence, Self Awareness, Work / Life Balance, Physical Illness...

The above list is not exhaustive, so if you don't see what you are looking for, please make contact with me to discuss your specific needs.....it will be no problem at all.

I Believe...that we all have a story to tell, an important story, a unique and individual story of our own lives, our own memories, feelings and experiences, as only we can truly tell it.

And whether it concerns the Past, the Present or the Future you would like to have....I am here to Listen to your Story, helping you become the person you were always meant to be.

  • Your 50 minute Initial Consultation with me is completely Free of Charge....as it is important you feel comfortable, not only with the process of counselling as will be explained to you, but also with me.
  • At the end of this initial meeting, there is absolutely no obligation to continue, either now or at any time in the future....so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Where and When...
My warm and comfortable consulting room is centrally located in Mid / Central Suffolk, 'twixt Framlingham, Debenham and Eye, where I offer a private, safe, affordable & accessible service, individually designed around you.

I am privately located, with ample 'off road' secure parking, and a comfortable waiting room with toilet facilities for any accompanying person/s.

Hours of Work...
Wherever possible, I operate an 'Open all Hours' policy, with appointments always available to suit your individual and busy lifestyle, so there is no long 'waiting list' to get in your way.

Professional Associations....Counselling and Psychotherapy
As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and an Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society MNCS (accred) I agree to be bound by their respective codes of Ethical conduct.

Professional Associations....Complementary
I am also a founder member of The International Healing Fellowship, a Suffolk based 'not for profit' organisation run by volunteers, all of whom seek to alleviate the 'dis-stress & dis-ease' of the individuals they work with.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling, West Suffolk College 1995 • Diploma in Counselling, West Suffolk College 1996 • 2 Year Foundation Certificate in Healing, MTIHF • Reiki Level 1, 2 and Mastership Practitioner •  Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling •  Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling •  (Enhanced DBS Holder)
Registered MBACP / Registered MNCS (accred.) Registered MTIHF

Approx. 4,000 'counselling hours' over 16 years, in various settings ie Individuals, Families & Groups, Couples, Employee Support, Private Practice, Charities, Multi Agency Counsellor, Adult Education Tutor / Trainer & University Lecturer in Integrative Counselling.

Recent CPD
Continual Professional Development Workshops and Seminars over last 12 months including - Trauma, Loss, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Addiction & Substance Misuse, Domestic Abuse / Violence in Adults and Teens, FGM, Honour Based Violence, Motivational Interviewing, Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, Relational Abuse affecting Young People, Stimulants & Ketamine Misuse, Alcohol Screening & Interventions, Signs & Symptoms of Drug use in Young People, Nature .v. Nurture, Domestic Violence & Abuse Focus Group.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP
NCS

Accredited register membership

Fees

Your 50 minute Initial Consultation with me is completely Free of Charge, with no obligation to continue, either now or at any time in the future.

Should you decide to continue, then full fees are;

  • £35 per 90 minute counselling session, either individually or couples.
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  • £25 per 60 minute counselling session, either individually or couples.
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  • Concessionary and/or lower fee 60 minute sessions are also available - please don't hesitate to contact me to ask about these.

Further information

Availability
Monday-Sunday – Any time, by Appointment

Disabled Access.
No full disabled facilities - but easy ground floor access to counselling room and toilet

Maps & Directions

Mid Suffolk, IP13

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Whenever possible, I offer an 'open all hours' service, with no long waiting list to get in your way. So if you would like to come see me, please ask for a day / time that suits you.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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