Ashleigh Duncan Dip. Couns MBACP

Ashleigh Duncan Dip. Couns MBACP

161 Antrim Road
Co. Antrim
BT36 7QR

County Antrim

02890 923322 / 07454 779988

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About me

Welcome,  your visit suggests you may be facing some challenges in life?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your emotions or struggling to make sense of your thoughts?  Maybe it is you are feeling anxious, depressed, insecure or 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?  It could be that you simply wish to make some positive changes within your life or outlook.  Whatever the reason for your visit, counselling can help.

Together, in a safe, comfortable, confidential environment, we can explore your issues developing coping strategies to overcome them.

I offer bespoke counselling and therapy tailored to meet the individual needs of each client.

I implore to work with my clients with an approach which compliments their own personality as well as meets their individual therapeutic needs.

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.

I am an integrated Counsellor incorporating 4 of the main counselling approaches to my therapy(Person Centered Counselling, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, CBT and Psycho-dynamic Theory), in doing so I tailor the therapy to each client rather than the client to the therapy.

I hold further qualifications in alternative therapies to support my clients in all areas, these may be incorporated in our sessions, should your needs require so.

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, child related issues, low self esteem, alcoholism, bereavement, emotional abuse, low self-confidence, anger management, sexual abuse, behavior patterns/problems, trauma, work related stress, career dilemmas, infertility, spirituality.

- Both short and long term therapy available.

- Evening and Weekends available.

*I will answer all emails as promptly as possible please check your spam folder for replies*

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified & BACP professionally registered.

I have many years experience, in both private and NHS Practice.

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling AQA Dip.
  • CBT
  • Psychodynamic Theory
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Working with Addictions
  • Working with Trauma
  • Gestlat Therapy (Dip)

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)
  • Reiki Level One, Two & Master  Degree (Reiki sessions are charged at £20.00)

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice and code of ethics. I continue to develop myself professionally and personally by up keeping professional development and engaging in regular Supervision.

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I offer a free non obligatory initial telephone consultation and would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

I understand this is a difficult time and taking that first step can be daunting but 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, therefore discounted rates are available for low-income, unemployed and students, please get in touch for more details.

Each face to face session is usually charged at £40 and lasts around 50 mins.  Sessions can be arranged to suit your individual requirements with evenings and weekends available. Reduced rates are available for students and unemployed. Payment is taken in cash, cheque or via Paypal.

Further information


FEESCounselling  £40.00

Reiki   £20.00

Evening and weekends upon request.

Maps & Directions

Newtownabbey, BT36 7QR
Newtownabbey, BT37

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Should you require accessibility please let me know.


Wednesday 9am - 8pm Thursday 9am - 2pm Friday 9am - 7pm - Saturday availability on request

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme