Ashleigh Duncan

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Counsellor MBACP
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Newtownabbey BT36 & BT37
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About me

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your emotions or struggling to make sense of your thoughts? Maybe, it is that you are feeling sad, anxious, depressed, insecure or have been experiencing negative thought/behavioural patterns or  low moods. 

Perhaps you are faced with problems within your personal relationships or are troubled over past relationships/experiences? Alternatively it could be that you simply wish to make some positive changes within your life change your outlook or need to make sense of a situation.

Whatever the reason for your visit, counselling can help.

Together, in a safe comfortable, confidential environment, we can explore your needs, understand any issues you are finding difficult with the view to develop coping strategies and life skills to overcome them.

Within my busy practice accessibly situated on the Antrim Road, Glengormley, I offer bespoke private counselling and therapy, tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. I implore an approach that compliments each persons personality as well as meeting their individual therapeutic needs; aspiring to tailor the therapy to each client, rather than the client to the therapy.

A little bit about me.  My name is Ashleigh, I have 10+ experience in counselling, wellbeing and holistic practices.  I am an integrated Counsellor incorporating all of the main counselling approaches to my therapy, such as; Person Centred Counselling, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic Approach; In combining these theories along with my own signature framework; I aim to facilitate healing on all levels.

I work with most issues; common examples being: anxiety, generalised anxiety, relationship issues, depression, feeling sad, panic, family issues, affairs, betrayal, boundary setting, separation and divorce, addiction, childhood related issues, low self esteem, alcoholism, bereavement, emotional abuse, low self-confidence, anger management, sexual abuse, behaviour patterns/problems, trauma, work related stress, career dilemmas, infertility, spirituality.  

I promise to support you in any way I can which usually comes in the form of one on one counselling however this can be adjusted should your needs require so.   Within the practice I have a team of associate therapists therefore if I cannot coordinate a session to suit, I am happy to assist an alternative. 

**Both short and long term therapy available. Enquiries are answered during business hours.Please check your spam folder for replies.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professionally registered with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  With many years of Counselling experience, I have a proven track record in helping clients successfully work through a range of difficult personal issues and situations, by offering a bespoke programme of counselling and personal healing, tailored to meet the personal needs of each individual client.


  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling DIP.
  • Gestalt Psychology DIP.
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic theory
  • Solution focused (Brief Therapy)
  • Working with addictions(AQA)
  • Working with trauma (AQA)
  • Suicide prevention training (PIPS)
  • Safe place domestic violence awareness (ONUS)
  • Dealing with distress - working with suicide and self harm (CS Training)
  • Working with Shame (CS Training)
  • Working with relational trauma, dealing with disorganised attachment.
  • Introduction to Somatic Experiencing
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

In order to support my clients to the very best of my ability I hold various qualifications in further holistic therapies (details below).

  • Certificate in Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Certified Wellbeing & Life Coach.
  • Mindfulness and Meditation(Dip)
  • Emotional Freedom Therapy (Dip)
  • Advanced Shadow Mastery Jungian psychology (Dip)
  • Inner Child Healing (Dip)
  • Working with shame
  • Reiki Level One, Two & Master Degree

I continue to develop myself professionally and personally by up keeping continued professional development, training as well as engaging in regular Supervision.

Should I not have availability to suit your schedule at this time I can offer you an appointment with my fully qualified, professionally registered and highly experienced Associate Counsellor.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Abuse, addiction, attachment behaviours, alcoholism, anxiety, anger, bereavement, behavioural patterns, bullying, childhood issues, compulsive disorders, confidence building, depression, disorganised attachment, domestic violence, emotional distress, family problems, feeling sad, generalised anxiety disorder, grief, intimacy issues, job loss, life changes/adaption, loss, low moods, negative thoughts, panic attacks, relationships, relational trauma, sexual issues, self-esteem, stress, trauma, work related issues.

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£40.00 - £50.00

Additional information

I understand this is a difficult time and taking that first step can be daunting , rest assured I will do my utmost to put your mind at ease.  I firmly believe in meeting individual client needs, this is reflected in my practice and also my fees. 

Telephone or video sessions available .Sessions are charged at £40 for 40min or 50 for 50mins sessions.  We will discuss this when we we meet.  Longer sessions available on request. Sessions can be arranged to suit your individual requirements. Payment is taken in cash or via BACS. 

When I work

My practice runs Mon-Sat, my working hours- Mon 10 - 6pm, Wed 9am - 5pm, Thurs,Fri 9 - 3pm.  I have colleagues in my office who work evenings/weekends. Get in touch to discuss your needs. 

Further information



Counselling  £40.00

Reiki   £30.00

Evening and weekends upon request.

Published articles

161 Antrim Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 7QR

Newtownabbey, County Antrim, BT37

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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