Annabel Ashley - MBACP, MNCH - Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Coaching, Supervisor
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 Well Being Coach and Mentor, assisting individuals and groups in their professional and personal life, providing Resilience Training to schools and organisations.
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 a severe mental health illness.
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: annabelashley.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and CPD
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) 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
Diploma in Integrative Clinical Hypnotherapy
Teacher Training - Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress Advanced Teaching - Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress
Managing Disputes and Mediation
Health and Safety in the Workplace
Dealing with Difficult Situations
Working with Carers
Working with Children
Helping Children cope with Grief and Loss
Therapeutic Sand Tray Work
Sexual Minority Therapy
Understanding Depression and Anxiety
Working with Eating Disorders
Awareness of Risk and Suicide
Working with people on the Autistic Spectrum and their Carers
Psychological Issues in End of Life Care - Sexuality and Body Image
Certificate in Living with Sexuality and Cancer
Certificate in Living with Sexuality and Prostate Cancer
Trauma in Cancer Care
Certificate in Sexuality, Body Image and Cancer Certificates in MRE – Mindfulness Resilience Enhancement & Training Transgender Counselling - Working with Trans-identified and Trans-History BACP training day
Understanding and working with severe mental health disorders
Safeguarding Adults and Children (including PREVENT)
Mental Capacity and DOLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) Working with Risk (Children, Young People and Families) – BACP training day Working with Bereavement and Complex Grief – BACP training day
Equality and Diversity (including Unconscious Bias)
Assessment Risk Planning
Open University Statement of Participation, Online Counselling
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
A counselling session lasts 60 minutes.
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.
The Alternative Health Practice: www.complementarytherapiesnewmills.co.uk
Counselling Sessions: Sessions are for sixty minutes.
Our initial meeting for Couples and Family therapy will generally last for one and a half hours.
Parking: Ample car parking space locally
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
£65.00 per 1.5 hours for Well-Being Coaching