Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 12th January 2022

About me

  • Are you struggling with what is happening for you at the moment?

  • Are you confused about your feelings - maybe not in a good place right now?

  • Challenges in our lives such as anxiety, depression, relationship breakdown, friends abandoning us, student life, new responsibilities in the family or work situations can leave us feeling confused and in a tough place.

I am a qualified psychotherapist / counsellor offering appointments that include evenings and some Sat mornings.

In these unprecedented and difficult times due to the Coronavirus pandemic, I am offering video/online and telephone counselling for all sessions.

I have helped people with low self-esteem, performance and study anxiety, low wellbeing at work, relationship breakdowns, divorce, anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief, shame, and feeling that you are not in the place you want to be in life. Having lived abroad I have experience in the grief of relocation and loss of a sense of belonging.

I trained in person-centred or humanistic counselling meaning our time together will not be about offering a pre-determined life-fix but involve listening to you and your unique experiences. I bring integrity and warmth to my work and offer you unconditional acceptance.

Many of us aim to cope with difficult experiences such as relationship issues, anxiety, depression, life changes at home, pressures at work, and emotions such as anger, depression, bereavement, isolation, and low self-esteem by ourselves. However, it is being accompanied by a trained therapist where your realities are taken seriously, that facilitates your personal power, building self-esteem, to support your confidence to find new ways of being you.

I am a registered therapist with the BACP (MBACP) with a home-based private practice, close to Shrewsbury Hospital and very convenient to/from Telford via the A5 with off-road private parking.

Training, qualifications & experience

I offer short-term and long-term work. Usually this is face-to-face, however as of 23 March 2020 I am offering video/online or telephone counselling for all sessions.

I have worked in senior management roles and held a number of Board positions. My qualifications include

  • a post-graduate Diploma in Counselling (University of East Anglia)
  • an MA in Counselling (University of East Anglia)
  • a Master's in Philosophy (Birmingham University)
  • a post-graduate Diploma in Theology (Birmingham University)
  • a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies (West Wilts College)
  • Bachelor of Arts Hons (University College, London University)

I hold an enhanced DBS. I am trained in telephone counselling.

I can offer you support in dealing with stress, grief, loss, anger, depression, anxiety, relationship pain, friendship concerns, self-esteem issues, self-harming, geographical and cultural dis-location, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, and being in conflict – both with others and yourself.

I regularly work with students and young adults, with people in grief and loss, with people looking to connect with the self they really want to be, and with people struggling with stress in the work place.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working with young people and students


Additional information

Day time sessions (individuals): £45

Evenings (5pm onwards) and Saturday mornings (Individuals): £50

Relationship work (ie 2 or more people at the session): £60


Sessions: daytime(Tues-Thurs), some weekday evenings & some Sat mornings. Covid-19: As of 23/03/2020, I am offering sessions via video/online/phone, but not face2face.

Further information

I am a registered individual member (MBACP) with the national professional body, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – Membership Number 851557, Registration Number 375456. You can visit to find evidence of my listing.

I work in accordance with the BACP’s ethical guidelines and professional processes.  As required for practicing counsellors/psychotherapists, I attend supervision regularly.



Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Counselling room is on the ground floor, no stairs involved Two minutes to A5 - very convenient for Shrewsbury, Telford, and rural Shropshire.

Kate Ashton

Kate Ashton