My name is Ashley and I am a counsellor who puts you at the heart of the counselling process. As a person-centred therapist I believe that every individual has the capacity to grow and reach their full potential given the right conditions in life. There may be times when life is challenging and complicated and it is difficult to see a way forward. There may be times when you feel overwhelmed and find it is hard to face each day. There may be times when you are struggling to find any motivation or joy in your life. I offer a safe and confidential setting where you will be supported to address any issues and concerns which are preventing you from living a fulfilling and emotionally healthy life.
Counselling can help with the following:-
- Loss and bereavement
- Feelings of depression
- Feelings of anxiety
- Work related stress
- Problems in forming and keeping relationships
- Issues around sexuality and gender identity
Counselling will provide you with the space and time to talk through and explore the way you are thinking about the problems you face. Talking through issues will enable you to better understand how you might begin to address them.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies and a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which is a leading professional body for Counselling in the 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £65 per 50 minute session.
I offer a free, no obligation, 30 minute initial consultation. We will talk through your needs and expectations of therapy as well as ensure we can work constructively together.
I have appointments available throughout the day and some evenings.