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



07733400008 / 07733400008

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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

- Health Anxiety

- Bereavement/Grief counselling
- Imago Therapy
- Couple Counselling

-Relationship Counselling
- Domestic abuse
- Eating Disorder

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

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

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work in Hindi,Urdu and French.
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



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

From £45 for EAP Providers/Organisations

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

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

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

Please email me as above or Phone me on 07733400008

Maps & Directions

London, SW4
Bedford, MK42

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Hindi, Urdu,French


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 8pm Saturday 10.00am to 1pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme