Ashley Dainty (MBACP)
Hi, my name is Ashley, I offer a counselling service based within the heart of Dudley Town Centre in the West Midlands.
What can you expect?
It is my aim to provide you with a space that is safe, confidential and free of judgement, so that you are able to take time away from the stresses and pressures of life to freely explore whatever is troubling you.
Talking to someone about your issues /concerns can feel scary. This is why I initially offer a no obligation session. This gives us an opportunity to meet face to face and discuss what it is you hope to gain from counselling and for you to ask any questions you may have. This initial meeting allows you to find out a little more about me and how I work. In turn, I can also share with you a little more of what the process of counselling will involve and how we can move forward if you decide you would like us to continue working together.
Each session will last 50 minutes, typically meeting on a weekly basis. It is entirely your decision as to how many sessions you wish to have.
How I work
My way of working is a blend of various approaches to counselling meaning that I am able to meet the needs of each and individual client that I work with. I strongly believe that every person’s experience of therapy should, like you, be unique.
Taking the first step to seeking out support is often one of the most difficult, although I strongly believe that given some time and commitment, the process of therapy can be one of the most rewarding too.
If you have any further questions or would like to discuss making an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please be assured that all communication is treated with the strictest of confidence.
further information about me and the services I offer are also available to view on my website, if you would like to like to find out more.
I look forward to hearing from you in the near future should you feel I am the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience in supporting clients with a wide range of issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, dealing with anger, as well as relationship difficulties and working to understand sexuality and identity to name a few. I have provided a little more information on some of these issues on my site in the hope that you will find this helpful. However, please bear in mind that this is simply a brief snapshot of some of the difficulties I work with.
My professional development is on-going and I attend various training events and workshops to further my knowledge and experience. As a BACP registered practitioner I am gaining professional certificates in addition to my relevant qualifications, which include:
- Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Counselling Skills & Theory
- Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3
- Level 2 Counselling Skills & Theory
I also have several years’ experience working within an education environment providing emotional and social support to young adults.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Initial Consultation £20 – (30 minute introduction)
£40 per 50 minute session
Block bookings are available in advance
5 session client package - £180
I also offer a limited number of reduced income spaces - £30 per 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
wheelchair access to rear of the building. I myself always work from a ground floor office. if you are unsure regarding access, please contact me.
All day Monday 9am- 6pm ,evenings, weekdays between 4pm- 6pm please enquire regarding appointments as more spaces may become available.
Types of client