Premila Ashcroft,BSc; MBACP, Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
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
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
Dip in HE
Continuous Professional Development
- Bereavement/Grief counselling
- Imago Therapy
- Couple 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.
Drug And Alcohol Abuse
Other disorder such as Excoriation
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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 General Anxiety Disorders and all stress related issues.
I specialise in Sexual abuse, Domestice abuse, and all addictions.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
£35 for Students /Low income/Unemployed
£45 for Individuals
£70 for Couples
From £45 for EAP Providers/Organisations
Other concessions may be available and can be discussed in the first session.
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, 9:00a.m to 9:00p.m.
Please email me as above or Phone me on 07733400008
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Hindi, Urdu,French|
Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 9pm Saturday 10.00am to 1pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|