Ashley Smith CEA Counselling Services and Clinical Supervision
I am a qualified counsellor and a 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 openess, 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:
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Transactional Analysis (TA)
I have had my practise for over four years, having qualified in October 2015. I work mostly on a one to one basis and with couples
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 and 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
Member of BACP
Certificate in Supervision
'How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer'
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
couples counselling/relationship issues
Concessions offered for
£35.00 for a 50 minutes session.
£40.00 for a EAP session
£45.00 for couples 50 minute session
£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 and or their immediate family (18+) on production of proof of of their ID badge.
10% discount is also offered to keyworkers in accordance with the authorised list.
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
HOURS OF OPENING
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
I work evenings and weekends. I am able to offer sessions via video conferencing on What's App, messenger or telephone.