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Premila Ashcroft,BSc; Reg.,MBACP, Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Bedford MK42 & London SW4
07733400008 07733400008 07733400008 07733400008 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a BACP accredited, experienced counsellor, having achieved my Advanced Diploma in Counselling with University of Cambridge. My training , theoretical background and Clinical Practice is rooted in Psychodynamic discipline where the focus is mainly on the unconscious relationship patterns that have evolved since childhood.
I draw on and use other therapeutic methods , including CBT techniques mainly with Depression and Anxiety; Brief Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Imago Therapy mainly with Couples work. I currently work within the NHS , in GP surgeries delivering the IAPT services. I  tailor my approach to provide a professional and confidential service to meet individual needs whilst ensuring empathic listening without judgement.

I work with all EAP providers using Brief CBT techniques as well as Counselling .

I work with most Mental Health distresses and offer safe, caring, confidential and non- judgemental therapy to Individuals as well as Couples.

I support, enable and work with

those who are self harming

survivors of sexual abuse ,emotional abuse, physical abuse and verbal abuse.

those experiencing Domestic abuse
those suffering with PTSD and other Trauma
those struggling with Eating disorders and Dissociative disorders.

Addictions, including Drug and Alcohol and Internet Addiction.

I  support those suffering with OCD and other disorders including Excoriation , Skin Picking or Trichotillomania and Hair Pulling.

As well as running my own private practice, I work with organisations and EAP providers and offer general counselling in a wide range of issues including depression, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, bullying, low self esteem and low self confidence, bereavement, relationship issues as well as provide more specialised therapy.
I regularly update my clinical and professional expertise through Continuing Professional Development and Supervision.

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to its Code of Ethics (MBACP) (Accred).

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, or BACP, define counselling as...
“Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.”

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Counselling (University of Cambridge)
Certificate in Counselling skills
BSc (Psychology)
Dip in HE

Continuous Professional Development

-CBT

- Health Anxiety

- Bereavement/Grief counselling
- Imago Therapy
- Couple Counselling

-Relationship Counselling
- Domestic abuse
- OCD
- CBT
- Eating Disorder

- Anger management
- Psychosexual Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief therapy
- Transactional Analysis
- Gestalt Therapy

Experience
I am currently working with organisations and in GP surgeries, supporting and helping to deliver the IAPT service.

I have many years experience working in organisations delivering general counselling as well as specialised counselling, including working and supporting Survivors of sexual abuse, with individuals struggling with eating disorders and with victims of Domestic Abuse.

I have worked as a Psychodynamic counsellor in a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation centre, with individuals as well as in groups, including the 12-step programme and anger management.

I enable and support couples struggling with their relationships, with infidelity and broken trust, enabling them to Communicate, Compromise and to Connect and to move forward towards a more conscious relationship and feel able to listen deeply to themselves and each other.

I work with trauma survivors, including Dissociative Identity Disorder and Complex PTSD, fostering collaboration and recovery.

Specialised Areas:

Health Anxiety

Self harming issues

Gender issues

OCD
Dissociation
Couples Counselling
Domestic Abuse
Drug And Alcohol Abuse
Eating Disorder
Other disorder such as Excoriation
Sexual Abuse
Trauma

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I can speak in Hindi, Urdu or French, to facilitate the work if required although most of the therapy work is in English as the training, theories and concepts are English.
I work with Relationship Issues, Family issues, cultural issues.
I look at Childhood issues and unconscious processes .I work to enable you with your Self Worth, Self Esteem and Self Confidence, with Attachment issues, Grief and loss.
I work with more Specialised areas and mental issues such as Health Anxiety,  General Anxiety Disorders and all stress related issues and self harming issues


I specialise in Sexual abuse, Domestic abuse, and all addictions.


I provide

Couples Counselling

Marriage Counselling

Relationship Counselling

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Fees:

£35 for Students /Low income/Unemployed
£45 for Individuals
£75 for Couples

From £55 for EAP Providers/Organisations

Other concessions may be available and can be discussed in the first session.

Please note first session and assessment is £25/session for all group until further notice

Payments can be made on the day after the session if working face to face.

Paying on line is available and can be arranged and is usually made at least one hour before the session, for all work.

Monthly payments are also available if preferred , you will be invoiced at the end of each month.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I offer both Short term and Open-ended work.
Short term work is contracted for a minimum of 6 weeks upwards.
Longer term exploration work can be up to 2 years or more.

I am available from

Monday to Friday, 10:00a.m to 8:00p.m.

Saturday 10.00am-1.00pm (Limited)

Sunday 11.00am-1.00pm (Limited)

Please email me as above or Phone me on 07733400008

Kempston
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42

Clapham
London
SW4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Hindi, Urdu,French

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 8pm

Saturday 10.00am to 1pm when available

Sunday 11am to 1pm when available

Types of client

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

Supervision

Supervision available.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Premila Ashcroft,BSc; Reg.,MBACP, Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

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