ASK Counselling Service (East Mids) (MBACP/ MBPS)
01246204665 / 07847 609537
Welcome to Ask Counselling, providers of non-judgemental, professional and affordable counselling/ psychotherapy in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. We have bases in Chesterfield and other localities across both counties.We understand that modern living and circumstance may make accessing counselling difficult. We therefore, are happy to accommodate your needs and preferences wherever possible including, home visits and weekends. In every day terms we are, “big enough to cope and small enough to still care”, and intend to keep it that way. We chose the name Ask because we believe that it is your ask of us that is the most important
Ask Counselling comprises of a small team of three (Andria, Nicki and Dave) qualified counsellors/psychotherapists of varied and differing specialisms who have united in order to provide a comprehensive service, in which we are dedicated to helping you to attain the quality of satisfying life experiencing and well-being that you would choose to have.
We all three deeply share the belief that counselling and psychotherapy should be centred with the view point and preference of the client, rather than the service defining and becoming directive to the client/s.
We come from varied backgrounds both in life and within the therapeutic field including business, care and support including mental health and disabilities. We have all faced our own life challenges and we’re people too.
In addition to our private practice we have all practiced counselling/psychotherapy in other agencies including locally funded organisations and charities. Our experience includes: addiction, abuse, mental health issues of variant nature, generic G.P. referral, relationship and family issues. We are also experienced in working with individuals who are involved in other professionals. If you would like more information on those with who we work, you may choose to visit our web page. Whether working with a singular or multiple referral, we believe that the service provided should be tailored to individual need and be meaningful to those who use it.
Our counselling/psychotherapy is at a depth and a level that is appropriate to your need. Our service is not fixed term and we work in a holistic manner, with the complete person, to help you attain positive and lasting change.
Perhaps you may have concerns about discussing your thoughts and feelings because at some point someone did not listen or respond to you in a way that was helpful. If this experience is familiar to you the quote below may have some meaning.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
Consistent and multiple research has shown that the most important factor in reaching positive outcome in counselling/psychotherapy is the therapeutic relationship. At the core of our approach is Person Centred Therapy. A relationship of non-judgement, empathy (deep understanding, shared meaning) and honesty combined with human warmth, are all embedded into to this approach.
Equality and diversity are at the core of our counselling approach and service. We share the belief that respect for the individual human being that you are is paramount within our work. We offer a warm and natural as well as a professional welcome. Your enquiry will be confidential from the first point of contact. Maintaining confidentiality is a matter of contracted agreement as well as being a matter of constant regard for the trust that is imbedded into our practice. Your rights are protected in accordance with our ethical framework and the data protection act 1998.In keeping with our ethical guidance we attend regular supervision in which our client’s remain anonymous.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications at ASK include Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4), Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (level 5), Honours degree in psychology and Masters in Psychology. All of our therapists are qualified to at least level 4 diploma.
Experience is of a varied background including addiction, abuse, and generic G.P. referral.
Our counsellors are of a varied life background and equality and naturalness are what we aspire to as both professionals and individuals.
We are registered members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the British Psychological Society membership also applies within our service, these memberships ensure that we are working in your best interest and are accountable within our practice. We all hold advanced criminal records bureau disclosures and are appropriately insured for our practice.
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Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Coping with or evoking change, decision making, depression mixed anxiety, disassociation of feelings, family issues, isolation, loss, obsessive behaviours.
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Sessions are commonly one hour in length. There is no fee for initial sessions for individuals or couples. Subsequent sessions for individuals are £35 per session, subsequent sessions for couples are £45 per session. Couples who have a preference to have two counsellors present, perhaps relating to issues of gender, subsequent sessions are £55 per session. In keeping with tradition fees for counselling students are reduced to £20-£25 per session dependent upon setting and venue. Fees for groups and organisations are dependent upon the service provided. A small cost may be negotiated for expenses related to extensive travel.
We endeavour to keep our costs as fair and as affordable as possible. If you have any queries regarding our service, please to not hesitate to ask.
Membership of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Brithish Psychological Association ensures that our service is ethically governed and that we are accountable in working in your best interest. Confidentiality is protected by our code of practice and the data protection act 1998.
All counsellors at ASK attend ethically guided clinical supervision in accordance with ethical practice and in which the individual remains anonymous.
Quality of practice and service satisfaction are anonymously data monitored and reviewed.
We are available to answer and welcome any questions that you may have.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9am to 8pm Weekdays and Saturdays. Sunday afternoons
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|