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BA (Hons) Dip HE Accredited, Reg. MNCS Registered MBACP

About me

Hello and welcome,

My name is Ashley and I would like to tell you something about what I feel I can offer you.

I have been providing confidential therapy within private and voluntary settings for over 10years and have been involved in counselling since 2005. I have experience of working with a variety of issues. This could include (but is certainly not limited to) bereavement, addictions, stress, depression, anxiety, loss, relationship issues or behaviours that might be causing problems.

As a person centred therapist, the way I work depends very much on the client’s needs. However, I am able to offer a variety of therapeutic techniques. For example, I do use the same resources as NHS (IAPT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Practitioners so I can provide short term focussed therapy. This can be really helpful for issues such as sleeping or eating disruptions, anxiety, phobias, health anxiety etc. Many of the clients I work with are referred from GP practices and some do prefer a more solution orientated approach.

As a trained assessor I would be able to take the time to work out what approach would be best for you. It may be that only one or two sessions would be needed to get you back on track. I have worked with clients who have benefitted from just one session as well as clients who have complex mental health needs and need long term support.

We will work to a clear contract with regular reviews to make sure your goals and aims for the therapy are being met. Please be assured that I will try my absolute best for you, no matter what the issues are. I am certainly not here to judge or tell you what to do, but we can try to find a way to resolve those things that may have been on your mind for some time.

As a fully insured, Accredited and Registered Professional member of the The National Counselling Society as well as a Registered Professional member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am confident of providing the highest quality therapy. Feedback from clients I have worked with over the years has been consistently excellent and I hope you will find in me someone you can really trust to help you move forward with whatever is bothering you.

Couples counselling

Being in a couple can sometimes become difficult. Help each other to understand one another better and work through issues that may be causing problems in your relationship. Identify destructive patterns of behaviour which may keep occurring. Learn better ways of communicating and work together to find a shared view of your futures. To improve your relationship and quality of life together.

Couples counselling can be a way of working together to improve your relationship. Also it can be a way of exploring if being a couple is the right thing for you both. Couples who are in agreement to separate or divorce can use couples counselling to check this is the right thing to do and if so to discuss how to go about the best way to go about a split.

Training, qualifications & experience


BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings

Dip HE in Person Centred Counselling and Human Relations

Cert HE in Counselling Skills


  • NCFE Counselling Skills
  • Couples Coinselling
  • Gestalt
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Drugs Awareness
  • Alcohol Awareness
  • Art therapy
  • Creative ways of working
  • MESMAC LGB Awareness
  • Panic Attacks and Phobias
  • Bereavement.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session

Additional information

Initial Assessment Session £30

Following that, £45 per session

(Some lower rate sessions available)

Couples Counselling £45 per session

Payment can now be made through Banking apps on online banking.

Further information

I am sometimes really busy and can’t respond straight away but if you leave a message I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

Please state if it is OK to leave messages as I am aware sometimes clients do not wish to let others know they have chosen to have counselling.

If you have any questions you would like to ask before booking a session, please feel free to send me an email. Alternatively, give me a call on 07792951869. I look forwards to hearing from you.

Craven Clinic, Mount Pleasant, High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1JZ

Farfield House Clinic, 105 North Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 3AA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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