Ashley Horsley MA Post MA Dip Acc
I create a safe space in which you can feel ready to unburden yourself from the weight of whatever you are carrying alone. Whether it is your anxieties and fears or your anger and dissatisfaction; whether it is haunting trauma or crippling self-doubt;whether it is the weight of depression or the relentless guilt of addictive behaviour: whatever it is I am there to accompany you on the journey: to the bottom of it and out the other side with the right tools and navigational map.
The work is all about communication and expression, through listening to your story and through working with your body where so often tension is trapped and tormenting. The timing of your arrival in therapy is always the right timing: when your need wells right up to the surface and sends you to me then I am here.
Any work we do together is confidential, gently held in the warm safe space that is ours. Here, with me, you can let go of secrets: any hidden feelings, buried torments, habits you are ashamed of and keep private; with me you can raise a question that has been plaguing you or a resentment that has been simmering or a longing that has remained unmet, unheard: anything that is you and needs to be brought out into the open and let go of, or celebrated, or re-written: let's work on it creatively and together.
It is vitally important that we do not feel locked away in solitary confinement; that hope, trust and safety are accessible human resources found in contact with others. As your therapist I will work hard to sustain or recover these for you.
The Corona Crisis: our New Reality
We have been fighting to survive not only a pandemic but the self-isolation and social distance we needed to bear for the duration and indeed may be locked down again in the future. If you are somebody who needs help navigating these changes, I will offer a port in the storm for you where you can have the contact, conversation, support and connection that you need.
Issues I deal with:
- Anger Issues
- Compulsive Behaviour
- Relationship Problems
- Identity Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Sexual Issues
Training, qualifications & experience
The School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology,(SPCP) Regent's College, London
Guild of Analytical Psychology and Spirituality (GAPS): www.gaps.co.uk
MA Counselling Psychology;
Post MA Diploma Existential Psychology
London Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (LACAP) (www.london-counselling-psychotherapy.co.uk)
Woman's Trust (www.womanstrust.org.uk)
Highgate Counselling Centre (highgatecounselling.org.uk)
Westminster Association of Mental Health (westminstermind.org)
Victim Support (www.victimsupport.org.uk)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
For individuals fees start from £65; for couples fees start from £120. However in these times of health crisis and economic uncertainty I am very open to reducing fees if need be.