About me

Taking the first step into counselling can often be a daunting experience and I therefore offer a free initial telephone or video call to discuss what it is you're looking for and to share what I can offer.

I have several years experience supporting clients with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, loneliness, stress, domestic, sexual abuse and emotional abuse. I offer a comfortable, safe and confidential space within my own home where we can explore whatever your concerns or struggles are. If however you prefer to work online I also offer video calls as an alternative.

I believe every person is unique and your journey through therapy should be tailored to your own needs. I work both long and short term with clients and although meeting for 1 hour on a weekly basis is usually preferred this can be discussed and agreed in our sessions together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Theory
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer both morning and afternoon sessions Monday -Friday.

I also have limited spaces available some evenings which can be discussed if this works better for you.

Further information

I am committed to ongoing training and have a particular interest in trauma and how that affects our body and mind. Some examples of additional training I have completed include:-

  • Health and The Body: Treating Trauma
  • Trauma and The Body: Dissociation and Somatisation
  • Working With Shame
  • Trauma and the Body
  • Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self Harm

Dunfermline
KY11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Ashley Ward

Ashley Ward