Anne Ashton, MBACP (Accredited), Counsellor and Supervisor

Anne Ashton,  MBACP (Accredited), Counsellor and Supervisor

Newton Abbot

07896 968518

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About me

I tailor my service to suit the needs of my clients and have a wide range of training and experience so can offer a variety of approaches to ensure that you are treated as an individual and can flourish and resolve any difficulties you bring to counselling.

My priority is that clients feel heard and respected and during counselling sessions you will be able to share your thoughts and feelings in the safety of a confidential environment. We will work together to unravel the root of the problems you are bringing and my intention is that you gradually gain a sense of understanding, power and purpose. This will help you to make the changes you want to make with confidence - and to move towards a more relaxed positive and happier way of living as a result.

I also work with couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship and this work involves partners improving their understanding of each other, dealing with communication difficulties, learning how to get needs met and healing emotional wounds.

In addition I offer supervision to experienced counsellors and students in training. Please see my supervisor profile for further information.

I offer a no fee, no obligation 30 minute meeting to individuals, couples and prospective supervisees so that you have the chance to meet me to gauge whether you will feel comfortable working with me. This also gives me the chance to hear about the issues you want to bring to counselling or learn about your supervisory needs. 

For more details please see my website at

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and professional counsellor/psychotherapist with a total of 20 years of experience in private practice in Newton Abbot. I am also a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

My counselling training was inspired by my experience of working as a Samaritan in the 1970's. I went on to qualify in counselling skills which I used in my work with young people and those experiencing bereavement. in the 80's I trained doctors and nurses to deal with death and dying on the hospital wards. 

After working in mental health, I completed a further Diploma in Individual and Relationship counselling in 1994 and have been in private practice as a counsellor in Newton Abbot since 1999. I qualified as a supervisor in 1997. I now work as a counsellor, supervisor, tutor and life coach and my room is located in the centre of Newton Abbot. I see clients during the daytime and early evening.

Please see my website for full details of my experience:

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It is important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you are working with and I therefore offer you a 30 minute meeting, without charge or obligation. This gives us the opportunity to meet before you make a decision about whether or not you want to work with me, and gives me a chance to hear what issues you want to bring to counselling.

Initial 30 minute meeting - no charge

Individuals - 60 minutes counselling session - £50

Couples - 60 minutes counselling session - £55  1.5 hours  £75

Supervision - 60 minutes supervision - £50  1.5 hours  £70

A limited number of concession places are available for students - please enquire.

Maps & Directions

Newton Abbot, TQ12

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

My room is located on the ground floor of the building with parking available on the road in metered bays.


9 am - 9 pm finish

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer supervision to experienced and trained counsellors as well as to students and I recently designed and taught a Specialist Diploma in Supervision training course. .

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