Ashley Smith

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Widnes, Cheshire, WA8
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About me

I am a qualified counsellor and an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy working within the code of ethics as laid down by the BACP.

I always work in the best way to suit you ensuring openness, honesty and transparency. As part of the BACP’s guidelines for ongoing professional development, I undergo regular supervision and access relevant training and professional development. I am fully insured.

Examples of the therapies I use in an integrated way are:

  • Person-Centred
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
  • Sex Addiction

I have had my practise for over seven years, having qualified in October 2015. I work mostly on a one-to-one basis and with couples.

I use zoom and telephone alongside face to face as a mode of therapy 

I'm a genuine empathic listener and the environment in which I counsel is relaxing and peaceful. My previous experience of working with families experiencing difficult times has given me an understanding of the human capacity to cope in time of crisis or difficulty.

Life events can often seem overwhelming affecting us, as individuals, in a wide variety of ways, such as anxiety, frustration, regret, lack of motivation/direction and low self-esteem and self-confidence. Experiencing this can affect us negatively and affect the quality of life for ourselves, for our friends and family. It may seem like a variety of areas of our life are affected, such as our health, family, relationships, education, work, money, time etc.

If I am the right person for you to work with, it will feel right. Do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions at all in relation to the counselling and therapeutic relationship.

Warmest wishes and I look forward to working with you. Please contact me for further information via the website telephone or face book.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Science: Counselling
Certificate in Counselling level 3
Accredited Member of BACP

Being an accredited member of the BACP means that the service I offer is accountable ethical and responsive to the needs of clients 

Certificate in Supervision

'How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer'

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

couples counselling/relationship issues

sex addiction/sexual issues 

Photos & videos


£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


£40.00 for a 50 minutes session.

£45.00 for a EAP session

£50.00 for couples 50 minute session


Qualified Counsellors

£40.00 - 60 minutes or £50.00 for 90 minutes

Trainees / Students

£30.00 - 60 minutes or £40.00 for 90 minutes

Payments can be made via bank transfer or via PayPal

10% discount is offered to Warrington Borough Council employees, Halton Council employees and or their immediate family (18+)  on production of proof of of their ID badge.

10% discount offered to NHS workers and or their immediate family

10% discount is also offered to veterans of the Armed Forces and or their immediate family on production of proof of service


I work weekday evenings last appointment 8pm and weekends to suite clients need and not to interfere with their working and home life commitments and to promote accessibility to counselling

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work evenings and weekends. I am able to offer sessions via video conferencing on What's App, messenger or telephone.

Further information


Widnes, Cheshire, WA8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I am an integrative clinical supervisor.

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