Ashley Dainty (MBACP)
Hi, my name is Ashley, I offer a counselling service based within Dudley area of the West Midlands.
do you need some support? ... Its OK not to be OK
Stress, abuse, bullying, anxiety, depression or feeling depressed, illness, disability, problems at home or work, relationship issues, lack of intimacy, affairs, betrayals, bereavement, mental health, personality disorders, feeling as if you can’t cope, addictions, sex, sexuality, gender issues, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, behavioural issues, phobias, break down in relationships, anger management and many more difficulties can all be reasons why someone may seek out counselling.
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 the most difficult and intimate parts of your life can feel scary. This is why I initially offer an introductory 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 should you decide you would like us to continue working together.
Each individual session lasts 50 minutes, typically meeting on a weekly basis although, It is entirely your decision as to how many sessions you wish to have.
for those wanting support with their relationships sessions last 75 minutes.
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.
In addition to individual therapy sessions am also able to support those experiencing difficulties within their relationships, weither this is as a couple, partnership, or family members.
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 call me on 07547619813 and leave a short message if i am unable to take your call. Please be assured that all communication is treated with the strictest of confidence and i will return your call as soon as I am able.
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.
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 website 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 educational setting providing emotional support to young adults dealing with separation & divorce, anxiety, childhood bereavement, changing relationships and conflict, suicidal thoughts, as well as exploring identity, sexuality and more.
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
- Career counselling
- 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 addiction
- 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 attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Initial Consultation £20 – ( introductory session)
£40 per 50 minute session Concessionary Rates are also available - £30 per session- (please contact me for further information on this)
5 session client package - £180
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My therapy room is wheelchair accessible. if you have any question regarding accessibility please contact me.
Flexible Appointments available: Monday - 12pm - 6pm Tuesday - Friday 4pm - 6pm Please do contact me with any appointment queries as further appointment times may be available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|