Dinah Ashcroft MSc, DHP, UKCP registered psychotherapist, MBACP.

Dinah Ashcroft MSc, DHP, UKCP registered psychotherapist, MBACP.

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About me

Some details about me and where I work
I have a Masters degree in Gestalt psychotherapy and have been practising as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 22 years in the NHS and privately.
It is often difficult to talk to family and friends about the way you may be feeling. Counselling and psychotherapy can help. I offer a confidential, non-judgmental space for you to air fears and anxieties. I will not tell you what to do but will support you to work through what is troubling you and reach your own solutions to problems.

I aim to suit the way I work to the specific needs of the individual. I believe it is important to build a relationship based on trust and respect. I offer warmth, compassion, confidentiality and ethical practice. I offer long-term and time-limited therapy.
I work with people who bring a range of problems, such as relationship difficulties at home and at work, loss and bereavement, anxiety and depression, fertility issues, career changes. I also work with individuals who wish to examine their lives and develop themselves. I have considerable experience of working with people who have suffered sexual abuse.
I also work with trainees and students of counselling and psychotherapy to support them in their journey to become practitioners.

When an individual is unsure of what lies behind their discomfort or unhappiness, I will work with them to make sense of their feelings and gain some insight, so that they can make choices about how to live their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications and experience
BA(Hons); PGCE; Post-graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychology; Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy; MSc (Gestalt Psychotherapy); Cert. Supervision; PQT Supervision and Clinical Practice.
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and MBACP(Reg).

I treated clients in Primary Care settings for 12 years, as well as working as a private practitioner. This has given me the opportunity to work with people with a vast range of problems and issues. I also supervise and train counsellors and psychotherapists and am an examiner on UK psychotherapy training courses.

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My fee for psychotherapy and counselling is discussed at our initial meeting.

Further information

Coaching and training

I am an experienced trainer and am available for one-off workshops or a series of training days. Topics that I can offer for trainees and experienced practitioners are:

Working with Shame
Working Creatively
Working with Personality Disorders
Working with Dreams
Gestalt Theory and Practice

Maps & Directions

Alresford, SO24

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I will be unavailable between 14th September and 2nd October 2017

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

I offer individual and group supervision, using an integrative approach.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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