Ashleigh Duncan Dip. Couns MBACP Newtownabbey, Belfast & Co.Antrim

Ashleigh Duncan Dip. Couns MBACP Newtownabbey, Belfast & Co.Antrim

161 Antrim Road
BT36 7QR


02890923322 / 07454779988

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161 Antrim Road
BT36 7QR


02890923322 / 07454779988

About me

Hello, your visit suggests you are facing challenges in life. Are you struggling with underlying issues, fears or feeling emotional pain & insecurities? Perhaps you are suffering from anxiety, depression or experiencing low thoughts & emotions?  It may be that 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, whatever the reason for your visit I can offer you a safe, comfortable space in the form of one on one affordable private counselling and together we can work through these issues. You are not alone.

I am a fully qualified and professionally registered therapeutic counsellor, holding qualifications in further holistic therapies in order to support my clients through the therapy process to the very best of my ability, I am an integrated Counsellor incoperating 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 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.

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 professional registered & insured Counsellor/Psychotherapist, having 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

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 Level 2 Degree.

  • Certificate in Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Wellbeing & Life Coach
  • Diploma in Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Diploma in Emotional Freedom Therapy
  • Reiki Level One & Two 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. Online and Telephone counselling available.

Further information


One to One Counselling                 £40.00
Telephone and Online Counselling   £45.00

Reiki   £20.00

Evening and weekends upon request.

Maps & Directions

Newtownabbey, BT36 7QR
Belfast, BT9

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday 5.30 - 8pm Tuesday 5.30 - 8pm Wednesday 9am - 8pm Thursday9am - 2pm Friday 9am - 2pm Weekends also available on request

Types of client

Young people
Older adults