Ashley Stewart BA (Hons), MB BCH BAO, MBACP
2 The Drive
I know that beginning counselling can sometimes be a daunting process so its my aim to make the experience as painless as possible by providing a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space where you can feel valued and heard.
How I work
My counselling style is relational, meaning I view the relationship between us as the most important part of counselling and always endeavour to be empathic, compassionate and supportive. I work in an integrative way, which means that I draw on different counselling theories and methods to provide holistic counselling which is tailored to each individual. For example, we may use some cognitive behavioural therapy to explore how your thoughts impact your feelings, I will also work in a person-centred way to enable you to feel heard and known and depending on your preferences we could use some creative techniques to explore your feelings and experiences. Each client is different and we will work together in whichever way you find the most comfortable and helpful.
I can help with a range of issues such as:
- low self-esteem
- suicidal thoughts
- issues with eating
- physical health problems
- spiritual issues.
I'm a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) and abide by both their codes of ethics.
Qualifications and Experience
I have a degree in Counselling and Theology (BA Honours) and a degree in Medicine (MB BCH BAO). Before studying counselling I was a doctor and worked in the NHS, both in hospitals and in a GP practice, which gave me a lot of insight into various physical and mental health problems and the impact which they can have on individuals and families. I also have signifcant experience of delivering mental health awareness training to healthcare staff and other professionals.
I provide both short term (6-12 sessions) and long-term open-ended counselling. I see most clients on a weekly basis as it allows us time to build the therapeutic relationship.
Christian counselling is also available upon request.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Honours) Theology and Counselling, Middlesex University, 2016 (First class)
MB BCH BAO Medicine, Queens University Belfast, 2011
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
£35 for each 50 min session
Limited number of concessions available for people on benefits or unemployed.
I work from a centre in Harold Wood which is less than a 10 min walk from Harold Wood train station and has plenty of parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client