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. 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.

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 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.


Additional information

£50 for individuals. All sessions are fifty minutes


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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Barbara Ash

Barbara Ash