Annabel Ashley - MBACP, MNCH - Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Coaching, Supervisor

Annabel Ashley - MBACP, MNCH - Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Coaching, Supervisor

Alternative Health Clinic
8 Union Road
New Mills
High Peak
SK22 3ES

07956 654473

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About me

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

I studied at the University of Derby and hold a recognised qualification in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and have experience of working with adults, couples, families, children and young people.

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.                            

Throughout 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 work in Education and I am also part of a counselling team at a Hospice, where I see children, young people and adults. I have worked within the NHS in Psycho-Oncology, providing therapy for individuals, their partners, 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.

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.

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.

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.

There are many reasons why people seek counselling or coaching and on my website I cover all areas I can assist you with.

Mindfulness means awareness in its simplest translation. It is a way of paying attention, in the present moment. Mindfulness enables you to have direct knowledge of what you are doing and be aware of what is happening in your mind and body. 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

I regularly attend training days and workshops, as part of my continuing professional development.


Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate – Working with Couples (Relate Trained)
Certificate  - Bereavement and Loss
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)
Certificates in MRE – Mindfulness Resilience Enhancement & Training
Diploma in Integrative Clinical Hypnotherapy

Teacher Training in Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress with Breathworks.     Advanced Teaching qualification in Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress with Breathworks.


Managing Disputes and Mediation
Diversity Awareness
HIV Awareness
Risk Assessments
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
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
Certificate in Sexuality, Body Image and Cancer
Psychosexual Therapy Master Class qualification in Sexual Minorities
Psychosexual Therapy Master Class qualification in Male Sexual Dysfunction
Psychosexual Therapy Master Class qualification in Vulva Pain Disorders
Psychosexual Therapy Master Class qualification in Narrative Therapy
BACP trained in Transgender Counselling - Working with Trans-identified and Trans-historied clients in your own practice
Trauma in Cancer Care
Safeguarding Adults and Children (including PREVENT)
Mental Capacity and DOLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards)
Equality and Diversity (including Unconscious Bias)
Assessment Risk Planning
Information Governance
Mental Health Disorders                                                                                                                                 Working with Risk (Children, Young People & Families) - BACP training day

I am knowledgable in the following Government Acts:

  • Equalities Act
  • Data Protection Act
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Care Act
  • Children's Act
  • Education Act
  • Health and Social Care Act

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


A counselling session lasts 60 minutes and this will allow you to talk openly.

Our first session will involve me asking a range of questions to assess your health and wellbeing. 
We will also complete a contract, which can be amended and altered at any time during the process.

The Alternative Health Practice:

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

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
£65.00 per 1.5 hours for Well-Being Coaching

Maps & Directions

High Peak, SK22 3ES

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


I offer weekdays and Saturday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

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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