Elaine Ashby (MBACP) - Counselling Adults & Young People Aged 11 - 25
I will help you to improve communication, resolve a crisis and deal with negative behavioural patterns by listening and talking in confidence as we work through the problem together. How will |I do this? I will provide a safe space where you will be able to talk, without fear of being judged. I will give you my undivided attention and truly listen and offer empathy and honesty, for as long as is necessary.
I believe my clients have the resources within to achieve the change they seek. I am not the expert, you are the expert in your world and by putting you at the centre of the relationship I am not looking through the lens of my own understanding but walking side by side with you and viewing things from your perspective. My aim is to show empathetic understanding such that you know you have been heard and truly understood.
I work with both adults and young people aged 11 to 25 on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling my clients to increase self-awareness and make changes to their life and to live it more authentically.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor with a diploma in therapeutic counselling. My practice integrates person centred theory and existential philosophy. My client work is also informed by solution focused brief therapy.
My experience has been developed from working with bereaved and pre-bereaved clients and their families at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham. I work part of my week at the hospice, supporting carers and families who have either lost a loved one or are living with a family member with a terminal illness. My role includes offering one to one support at the hospice, over the telephone or using multimedia, such as Zoom or WhatsApp. It also includes the planning and facilitation of support groups for bereaved children and young people. Within my role I have worked with anger, anticipatory grief, anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression, exam stress, family issues, illness, death and dying, loneliness, relationship difficulties and self-harm
I have also gained valuable experience of working with adults from my time at Connect Counselling Services in Camberley. Issues I have worked with included anxiety, co-dependency, depression, eating disorder, grief, low self-esteem, parent support, relationship issues, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and work issues.
I have attended a wide range of additional training that includes Safeguarding Adults, Child Protection, Young People: Identity, Bullying and Failure, Working with Suicide Ideation, Existential Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parenting Support, Exam Stress, Family issues, and Teenagers & Young Adults
Free initial telephone session
The session rate for individual clients is £50 (50 minutes).
I currently have space on Monday and Thursday Afternoons
Your sessions will typically last 50 minutes and will usually be at regular weekly or fortnightly intervals. However, we can be flexible to meet your own needs and discuss how you might want to take your therapy sessions forward. Sessions will start and finish at the agreed time and cannot be changed if you are late, as I may be seeing someone else following your agreed appointment time.