Bernie Ashton

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Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma, abuse and depression. I have undertaken extensive training on how to work with trauma and use a somatic approach. I believe that you are the expert in your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP registered and qualified counsellor and trained in person centred counselling. I completed my training working with clients who were struggling with drug and alcohol use and have worked for Mind as a counsellor and as a Trustee. I have recently completed a certificate in Psychodynamic Theory in order to have more tools to be able to support clients. I continue to develop my knowledge around trauma and the impact on the body and the mind.

Training includes, Trauma informed Mindfulness, working with Suicidality, Intergenerational and historic trauma, working with sexual violence and abuse and supporting clients with PTSD.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation in order for you to ask any questions you may have and get a feel for how we could work together. Following that, individual sessions are prices at £50 for a 50 minute session, or £135 if you would like to book a block of 3. If you would like to book more I can also offer 8 sessions for £320

When I work

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Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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