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

Hello and welcome,  your visit suggests you may be facing some challenges in life? Are you feeling overwhelmed by your emotions, struggling to make sense of your thoughts or perhaps you have a hard time managing the elements of your life; causing you to feel anxious, depressed, insecure or experiene negative thought/behavourial patterns along with low moods.

It may be that you are faced with problems within your personal relationships or are troubled over past relationships/experiences? Or you simply wish to make some positive changes within your life and outlook.  Whatever the reason for your visit, counselling can help.  Together, in a safe, comfortable, confidential environment, we can explore and overcome your issues.  You are not alone.

Offering bespoke private therapy, I implore to work with my clients in order to suit their personality as well as meeting 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 aim to tailor the therapy to each client rather than the client to the therapy.  I hold further qualifications in alternative therapies and may incorporate these in our sessions should

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.

- I hold further qualifications in alternative therapies and may incorporate these in our  sessions should they be beneficial.

- Both short and long term therapy available.

- Discounted rates available for students and unemployed.

- Evening and Weekends available at no additional fee.

*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 professional registered Counsellor.  I have 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). Furthermore I  am a Reiki Practitioner attuned to Master level.

  • 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: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


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