Ashdon Tsang MBACP
Sunderland Enterprise Park
Tyne And Wear
07955818074 / 07955818074
Often we struggle to understand the stresses and complications of life and at times when we do, it can become a bombardment of emotion that we just were not prepared for. Many people find themselves seeking counselling to aid them on such experiences and more, I offer a genuine and non-judgemental environment and practice Person Centred Integrated Counselling to help move forward from these experiences in a way which still allows an individual autonomy.
Is Counselling for You?
People often ask me who counselling is for and what would bring someone to counselling? My reply is always the same...anyone can attend counselling and for any reason they feel they need to be there. There are no rule books that state a client must be experiencing certain characteristics in order to be eligible. No this is not the case I urge each and every one of you to try counselling. Chances are if you are on this page reading you are already thinking about seeking help, don't be distracted and put it to the back of your mind. It is ok to look after our mental wellbeing and dedicate some time every week to self care, recovery, exploration and any other reason you find yourself seeking a counsellor.
How I Work
The way in which I like to practice counselling is primarily a Person Centred Approach meaning that the client is always the centre of the sessions, it is paramount that within the counselling room my clients feel safe and protected enough to trust in our relationship. Without this real counselling work cannot be done. I acknowledge that every client is an individual and therefor each counselling session is treat as such, we work with the material you choose to bring to the session and go at a pace that both me as the counsellor and you the client feel appropriate. If at certain points I believe more work could be done I will be open and honest with my client and put that on the table for discussion. I am there to facilitate a journey act almost as a guide.
I am an Individual Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists which means I practice to a set of Ethical Guidelines protecting you as a client and myself as the Counsellor.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with Distinctions in a Foundation Degree in Counselling at Sunderland University and furthermore I am completing my Bachelor of Arts with the same University. I take personal responsibility to always expand my knowledge by continuing my development as a counsellor. To do this I attend workshops and conferences of many different varieties to allow range within my practice work.
I have experience working with a varied and diverse client group from counselling with a charity organisation Changing Lives. In addition to this I have also worked within Sunderland Hospital for over six years and so have experience with a very wide range of patients. Over the last year I have spent all my time within the hospital working the Stroke and Neuro Rehab team.
In addition to this I also have a psychology degree which has aided me in all my practice work, enabling a larger perspective on many mental health diagnosis's clients bring up within the counselling room.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Free initial assessment, face to face or by telephone.
£35 For individual counselling lasting approximately 50 minutes.
£30 Per 50 minute session for the following;
- for individuals on a low income, (proof of benefits may be required),
- Armed Forces Veterans.
- NHS and Service Staff
£50 for couples counselling
£45 For couples therapy on a low income, (proof of benefits may be required)
£20 Per individual for group therapy.
Your initial session is always free and just offers the opportunity to meet one another and gain an understanding of what we both expect and want from your counselling journey. It gives us the chance to discuss availability from both parties as well as answer any questions there may be around counselling.
If you are interested then please feel free to give me a call or drop me an email, I may be in session so if I do not answer the call please leave a voicemail and I will always aim to return your call within 48 hours.
Emails I check daily and so your response should be within 24 hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available Monday-Saturday with extremely flexible hours. Being aware of the strains working life has on our time I work in and out of business hours so feel free to get in touch to enquire.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|