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About me

During these challenging times and with current restrictions, sessions are on line via video calls only.

I am a counsellor/therapist and with over 20 years’ experience in both public, educational and charitable sectors.  The experience of counselling offers you a supportive, non-judgmental 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.  We will work together and explore your feelings, leading towards a greater understanding of yourself, and your emotions and patterns.

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 also work 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 aren't quite sure why.  Having 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-focused or systemic.

Over the last 30 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.  In recent years, I have worked in the charitable sector providing supervision for volunteer counsellors, and the co-ordination of a low-cost counselling service.

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

Short courses:

Understanding Aspergers
Sandtray Therapy
Sexual issues in couple relationships
Working with and managing violence in young people
Freud and psychodynamic theory
Hypnotherapy and visualizations

Family Systems

Coping with Suicide

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).

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Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis


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.

7 Mill Street


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Eva Ashmore BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip Cons, MBACP

Eva Ashmore BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip Cons, MBACP