Barbara Ash

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Bexley, Kent, DA5 1LW
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you feeling low, tired, stressed. Can't sleep? Worried? Fearful or panicky? Finding it hard to cope? At certain times we all experience difficulties and doubt as we go through life and seeing a counsellor can help you face these challenges.

I am a qualified counsellor with 20 years experience working for the NHS and 7 years in private practice.  I offer a safe and confidential place with an open and approachable style to explore your Issues, fears and difficulties. My counselling room is bright, welcoming and peaceful. My specialist areas are stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and life coaching.

I embrace the integrative approach meaning that I draw on a range of therapeutic techniques that are best suited to each client individually.

Counselling can be a short or long term intervention and can help with exploring your thoughts and feelings in a safe place. I aim to provide a compassionate, empathetic but down to earth approach which takes account of personal history and yet be focused and goal- orientated.

Please contact me by telephone or e.mail if you have any questions or to arrange an appointment. I will always respond to messages promptly.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by its code of ethics. I have worked for GP practices for 20 years and have experience of a wide variety of problems. I have had my own private practice for 8 years.

  • Diploma in integrative counselling - Central School for Counselling Therapy
  • Certificate in counselling skills
  • Certificate in theory
  • Combined certificate in counselling
  • VACTS certificate in Alcohol counselling - Greenwich and Bexley Council
  • Certificate couple counselling
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Certificate in Life Coaching

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

£50 for individuals. All sessions are fifty minutes

If requested I offer a free initial 15 minute telephone call.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer daytime appointments including Saturdays. Home visits are often possible.

Further information

I am just 6 minutes walk from Bexley Station and there is limited parking to the front of the Centre.

Bexley Complementary Health Centre, 41A Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1LW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Barbara Ash
Barbara Ash