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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
When I work
I am flexible around working hours and will agree a time and day that is best suited to you.