Annabel Ashley

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MBACP, MNCH - Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Coaching, Supervisor
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New Mills, Derbyshire, SK22 3ES
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About me

I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Integrative Counsellor with The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

My approach is Integrative, which means I have studied various therapeutic approaches and using my knowledge and skills I adapt my work to best suit your needs.

Within my own private practice, I offer confidentiality in a quiet, safe environment, where you can share and talk through your problems with someone you can trust.

I have experience of working with adults, couples, families, children and young people.

There may be a range of issues you are struggling with, due to events, triggers or experiences and these are some of the areas I can help you with:

  • Anxiety   Depression   Relationship or family issues   Stress
  • Feeling stuck or perhaps struggling with life in general   Low self esteem
  • Childhood trauma
  • Addiction   Anger
  • Bereavement   Cancer diagnosis   Different kinds of loss
  • Sexual issues   Body Image          

By talking and exploring what may feel painful, confusing or distressing can help you process and manage life a lot easier. There are many reasons why you may want counselling, my website covers all areas I can assist you with.

I am a qualified Health and Wellbeing Coach, assisting individuals and groups in their professional and personal life, providing Resilience Training to schools and organisations. Having a busy life and trying to balance your career, family and friends can impact our emotional, physical and mental health. Coaching techniques can assist you in reviewing your life and help you to feel more in control.

In my career I have mentored and enabled people to cope with managing challenges, providing them with the tools and mechanisms to positively move forward in their life.

I have worked for the NHS, providing therapy for individuals, couples, families and carers, affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

I have also worked for a mental health organisation, providing therapy for people who have been diagnosed with severe mental health illnesses.

When working with children and young people I use a multidisciplinary approach within the context of their life and work in an age-appropriate way, planning how best to help the child or young person, as well as their family.

I am experienced in working with Transgender people. A child or adult who senses or feels they are confused about their gender often feel different from their peers and uncertain about their identity. Some embrace their transgender feelings, whilst others may struggle with their gender identity, leading to confusion and creating anxiety.

My personal and work life experiences have provided the perfect foundation for my work, drawing on years of knowledge to support people with life changing challenges.

Mindfulness means awareness in its simplest translation. It is a way of paying attention, in the present moment. Cultivating Mindful awareness can help you work directly with day-to-day challenges, turning towards them instead of reacting against them.
Mindfulness can help improve your emotional and psychological wellbeing. Helping you deal better with symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.

Teaching Mindfulness techniques to young people, reduces their anxiety and stress levels during exam time and other periods in their life, improving their overall psychological and emotional wellbeing.

I hold an Advanced Teaching qualification with Breathworks, in Mindfulness for Stress and Mindfulness for Health.

I also hold a recognised qualification in Hypnotherapy and I am a registered member with the National Council of Hypnotherapists.

My website covers more information:

Training, qualifications & experience

Introduction to Counselling Concepts
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy
Working with Couples (Relate Trained)
Bereavement and Loss (Cruse Trained)
Professional Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring
Professional Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming
Diploma in Dream Therapy (Accredited)
Diploma in Nutrition   (Accredited)
Diploma in Herbalism (Accredited)
Diploma in Integrative Clinical Hypnotherapy
Teacher Training - Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress
Advanced Teacher Training - Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress
Certificates in MRE – Mindfulness Resilience Enhancement and Training
Psychosexual Therapy Master Class in Sexual Minorities
Psychosexual Therapy Master Class in Male Sexual Dysfunction
Psychosexual Therapy Master Class in Vulva Pain Disorders
Psychosexual Therapy Master Class in Relationship Therapy
Psychosexual Therapy Master Class in Narrative Therapy
Psychological Issues in End of Life Care - Sexuality and Body Image
Living with Sexuality and Cancer
Living with Sexuality and Prostrate Cancer
Sexuality, Body Image and Cancer
Working with Children
Helping Children cope with Grief and Loss
Therapeutic Sand Tray Work
Trauma in Cancer Care
Understanding Depression and Anxiety
Awareness of Suicide and Risk
Dealing with Difficult Situations
Understanding Depression and Anxiety
Understanding and working with Severe Mental Health Disorders
Working with Eating Disorders
Working with People on the Autistic Spectrum and their Carers
Working with Carers
Transgender Counselling – Working with Trans-Identified and Trans-History BACP training Working with Risk (Children, Young People and Families) BACP training
Working with Bereavement and Complex Grief   BACP training
Working with Fatigue, Anxiety and Breathlessness
Safeguarding Adults and Children including PREVENT
Mental Capacity and DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty)
Equality and Diversity, including Unconscious Bias
Diversity Awareness
HIV Awareness
Managing Disputes and Mediation
Risk Assessments
Health and Safety in the Workplace
Assessment Risk Planning
Information Governance
Open University Statement of Participation, Online Counselling

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Our first session will involve assessing your health and wellbeing.

Counselling is two people working together collaboratively and so it is important that you feel comfortable and able to speak about whatever is on your mind.                               We will also complete a contract, which can be amended and altered at any time during the process.

Health and Wellbeing Coaching is all about you and what you would like to achieve in your life, by helping you recognise your own strengths and flaws. The focus is on positive change and finding the best path for you to take.

The Alternative Health Practice:

All appointments are for sixty minutes.
Our initial meeting for Couples and Family therapy will generally last for one and a half hours at no extra charge.

Parking: Ample car parking space locally

Insurance: Yes

Disabled Access:  Yes

Waiting Room/Reception: Yes


£50.00 per hour for Counselling and Psychotherapy
£60.00 per hour for Couples Counselling and Family Therapy
£45.00 per hour for Well-Being Coaching                                                                  £40.00 per hour for Children and Young People Counselling

When I work

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Alternative Health Clinic, 8 Union Road, New Mills, Derbyshire, SK22 3ES

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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In person

As a Supervisor, I am passionate about supporting and mentoring you in recognising the often complex needs and difficulties you may face.

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Annabel Ashley
Annabel Ashley