Ash Griffiths

Christchurch, Dorset, BH23
07519069716 07519069716

About me

I am a veteran, serving ten years with HM Royal Marines on operations all over the globe. Since leaving the forces, I have been employed in Europe, The Middle East and the U.S both in the security sector and within the super yacht industry. I am presently employed by a UK Fire & Rescue Service as an operational training manager with 16 years experience of the working within the emergency services. I am responsible for all forms of Fire Service training and specialise in road traffic collisions. I am currently developing a system of work within the Fire and Rescue service to support and supply a bespoke mental health service.

I have always taken a keen interest supporting and promoting mental health, having witnessed a lack of support both in the military, the emergency services and the f’orgotten’ male and female veterans of both, that have given so much. I believe there is a huge shift and progress towards the stigmas that still exist surrounding mental health, predominantly with male clients. Although things are changing, I still believe there is more to be done in order to help those who need help with damaging mental health. This is why I retrained as a counsellor and I believe that I can offer a bespoke therapeutic service that encompasses real experience and a knowledge of the very different ‘worlds’ and sometimes languages. As this pandemic increases its damage, it is clearly having a huge impact on our mental health and puts us in very strange times.

I work within a humanistic integrative approach, meaning I integrate different modals, theories and skills to create a bespoke therapeutic environment and confidential service. I work with people from all walks of life from successful CEOs, Veterans, those still serving to those struggling to make ends meet in a sometimes confusion world. I work with Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, low self esteem, Depression and those who are struggling with addiction, anger and sadness.

I am based in Christchurch, Dorset and offer face-face, walk & talk, telephone and digital video web therapy sessions designed around the specific needs of the client. Session prices are assessed and negotiated on an individual basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified humanistic integrative and CBT therapist. I integrate different therapeutic models to create a safe, professional, confidential and bespoke service to suit my clients' individual needs and requirements.

  • CPCAB Level 4 diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Therapy
  • CPCAB Level 5 Cognitive Behavioural therapy
  • TRIM(Trauma Risk Manager) Assessor. Fire & Rescue Service
  • MIND Blue Light Mental Health associate. Fire & Rescue Service
  • Individual registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework
  • Undergo regular professional supervision and CPD.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Photos & videos


  • 1st Consultation of 30-35 mins (Video Call) - Free if client decides not to continue/ £20 if the client wishes to continue. (This cost will be added on to the first session fee)
  • Further sessions priced at - £50 per 50 min session
  • Armed Forces, Emergency Services, Veterans and NHS Staff - £38 per 50 min session. (Proof of identity and service maybe required)
  • Session prices maybe negotiated on a individual basis

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Further information

  • Sessions prices can be negotiated based on individual cases.
  • Armed Forces, Emergency Services, Veterans and NHS Staff - £38 per 50 min session. (Proof of identity and service maybe required)


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Military


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Wheel Chair Access at Highcliffe Office


Evenings & Saturday mornings. Please leave a message (Voice, Text, E-mail) with preferred means of contact and time and I will get in touch. I endeavour to reply within 48hrs

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Ash Griffiths

Ash Griffiths