Eva Ashmore BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip Cons, MBACP
I am a counsellor/therapist and counselling charity co-ordinator with over 16 years’ experience in both public, educational and charitable sectors. The experience of counselling offers you a supportive, non-judgemental space to explore your private and personal feelings, and thoughts - perhaps those you’ve never shared with anyone, or looked at before. I aim to offer you that valuable space, and to explore with you, (perhaps) in a deeper way, the various aspects of your life and relationships – at your pace. This may involve looking at some difficult or even painful memories from the past, or looking at the feelings that you are experiencing now and how they are affecting you and your relationships. Having a greater understanding of yourself, and how you work, can be tremendously empowering and healing – it can help you have better relationships, and get more out of life.
For the past 11 years I’ve been a counsellor for a charity based in Trowbridge. I work with people with a variety of issues - relationship difficulties – both family and couple, people with low mood, low self-esteem, depression and/or anxiety. I’ve also worked with people in situations that are less easily definable – people who feel that life has turned out quite how they wanted or expected, or they don’t feel that they are the person they want to be – but not quite sure why…….to have a space where you can safely and freely explore who you are, with someone you trust, can be very beneficial.
Client centred, or person centred theory forms the basis for how I work, but I also am strongly influenced by psychodynamic theory. Depending on how I see what might suit my clients’ needs, at any given time, I draw on other theories such as CBT, psychosynthesis, solution-focussed or systemic.
Over the last 20 years I have worked in research and service provision in university/hospital and in specialist schools. I have worked in hospitals supporting children undergoing surgery - using hypnotherapy. In addition I have worked in the educational sector in a secure unit with teenagers with emotional problems. Presently, (as mentioned above) I have been co-managing and counselling a counselling agency (charity), as detailed above.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been involved in psychology/counselling since the 90’s and have provided many hundreds of hours of therapy to clients. I have worked for the NHS, Universities and private companies providing psychological services.
Bsc (Hons) Psychology 1993 Middlesex University (2:1)
Assisting on Post Doctoral Course - Clinical Hypnotherapy (1992) Sheffield University
Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Counselling 2007 Bristol University
CBT Training 2009 – Jacqui Porter Training (Chartered Counselling Psychologist)
Couples Counselling – Jill Gabriel Couples Counselling Course 2011-12
Sexual issues in couple relationships
Working with and managing violence in young people
Freud and psychodynamic theory
Hypnotherapy and visualizations
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I work from a comfortable study at home in Shaftesbury, Dorset and at rooms in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. You are welcome to contact me and arrange to have an initial session (50 minutes) and see whether you feel we may work together and if counselling might work for you – this session is £30. My fees for the sessions are £45 a session (of 50 mins) for individuals, and £55 for couples (1 hr). Concessions are available on request.