Ashley Yarwood

Ashley Yarwood

Cemetery Road

Brighter Spaces
7 Hawthorn Lane

07543 198722

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Cemetery Road

Brighter Spaces
7 Hawthorn Lane

07543 198722

About me

What has brought you here?

Is it a specific goal?

Do you have a particular difficulty, day to day difficulties or big challenges?

Are things going well on the surface, but there is something inside you that is not being expressed?

Do you want to get back on track?

Do you need some space to talk with a neutral professional?

You might feel anxious, depressed and generally 'wrong'; or there might be a specific issue you want to focus on. I provide a space to explore why you might be feeling this way. I can help you understand your situation, explore your choices and transform into the life you want to have.

I am an experienced Counsellor who can give you time and space to examine where you are and help you get to where you want to be. Whatever your challenge is, whatever is important to you, I will listen. I will help you get your feelings under control, develop emotional and practical skills.

I work with in the professional framework outlined by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines for Psychological Therapies / Good Practice and other guidelines such as GDPR. I hold professional insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training, experience and qualifications are based in the following areas:

  • Humanistic Psychology and Psychosynthesis (whole person positive psychologies)
  • Leadership Coaching and other Coaching approaches
  • Cognitive Behavioural Approaches
  • Stress
  • Trauma informed support
  • Physiology
  • Understanding Change
  • Person Centred approaches
  • Access Consciousness
  • More importantly - being a human too!

I have experience working with individuals and leaders in a variety of settings, an NHS Staff Support Service, the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Mind and Staffordshire Women's Aid. I have worked with people with many different experiences and from different walks of life. I have also taught psychology; from workshops to degree level.


Master's degree in Counselling Psychology (Keele University)

Pending - PG Diploma in Psychosynthesis Leadership Coaching (Institute of Psychosynthesis)

Pending - PG Diploma in Stress Management (Institute of Counselling)

- Various other professional training days including Stress Management, Critical Incident Stress Management, CBT, Bereavement and Loss, Mindfulness, support after Abuse

You can find a detailed description of Psychosynthesis here:

I also offer Coaching; leadership coaching and life coaching (you can read about the Coaching service I offer on another website - please contact me for details).

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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  • Access Consciousness
  • EggPsychosynthesis
  • WillPsychosynthesis
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  • Torus_Clinic


Fee Structure

The first 30 minute session is free of charge, so you can discover if how I work suits what you are looking for. Together we can establish what you would like from counselling and what would be most useful for you in these sessions.

Sessions start from £45, depending on the location. There is an additional charge for late evening appointments. There is a charge for missed appointments or late cancellations.

If you would like to work with me, sessions last one hour and can be weekly or a frequency that suits you. Confidentiality begins when you first make contact and I will discuss this in more detail with you when we first meet.


Students of counselling are welcome to contact me for counselling sessions. Having both been a student for many years, as well as having several roles supporting students, I am familiar with challenges students may face.


I offer face to face, online and telephone sessions. I have a comfortable, private location to meet. I work with EAP's. I do offer reduced rates for those in financial hardship.


I do not work with couples, as it requires specialist training, however I do have experience working systemically, so can offer very short term support or support to individuals facing a difficult family or workplace event.


I offer support to groups and teams in the workplace. I have created and delivered a range of workshops for staff so please let me know if you have a particular theme or interest, such as managing difficult situations, stress and resilience. I have previously taught Psychology, bereavement and loss, and abuse. Guided relaxation sessions are often requested, which can impact on self awareness, general health and overall well-being.

Maps & Directions

Stoke-on-Trent, ST4
Wilmslow, SK9 1AA

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

Please let me know what you may require


Daytime and evening appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme