Ashley Marshall, Reg. BACP, BSc, PgDip
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist, meaning I am trained in a variety of different approaches and tailor these according to your individual needs.
I incorporate a holistic and soulful approach to my work, and my sessions blend philosophical and humanistic approaches. Rather than breaking a person down into separate components and merely treating symptoms, I see the human condition as a whole; mind, body and spirit. My work incorporates a person's whole experience, and I invite clients to explore whatever comes to mind without judgement.
The foundations of my work are based on psychodynamic concepts. I believe that many of us have picked up ways of being and relating from our past, which may no longer serve us. People can become stuck in old patterns of behaviour, and might find themselves repeating unhelpful cycles. Therapy can shine light on these automatic ways of being and enlighten us to consciously live in a more meaningful way.
I work collaboratively with my clients throughout their therapeutic journey, providing a safe, confidential space.
I have experience of working in the private healthcare sector, with a wide range of issues. These include, but are not exclusive to:
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Relationship difficulties
- Intimacy issues
- Low self-esteem
- Addiction & substance misuse
- Distressing or paranoid thoughts
For the past few years, I have facilitated both individual and group sessions in forensic services and mental health hospitals. These therapeutic groups have included emotion regulation, mindfulness, social skills, anger management and 12-step substance misuse programmes.
I have experience of working with individuals suffering from mild to severe mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and personality disorders.
Alongside my private practice, I am currently working at The Priory's Well-being Centre in Harley Street.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a background in psychology, and completed my psychotherapy and counselling training at Regent's University.
I am trained to deliver the following therapies:
I also have experience of delivering DBT and CBT informed techniques.
I have undertaken additional postgraduate training in existentialism; a philosophical approach focusing on the human condition as a whole. I follow this mode of thinking when helping individuals find meaning and fulfilment in life.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Concessions offered for
Finding a therapist can be a daunting and confusing experience. To help ease this process, I provide free telephone consultations where you can ask any questions you may have, and decide if you would like to engage in sessions.