Kate Ashton. MBACP (Accred)
I offer counselling to both individuals and couples. Evening appointments available.
I understand that counselling can be difficult and taking the first step can seem daunting. I will offer you the space to explore any thoughts, feelings or experiences you may be finding difficult.
I will not offer you advice or tell you what to do. I will listen without judgement and will try to understand your experience from your point of view.
I believe the client is at the center of the therapy process and that the relationship between the client and counsellor is the most important aspect of our work together.
I offer you a safe space to meet and discuss whatever is on your mind.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 certificate in Counselling studies
Level 2 certificate in Counselling skills
Working with couples in a therapeutic setting.
My work experience includes volunteering at the Terrance Higgins Trust as well as several years volunteer work for a local counselling charity before setting up in private practice.
This work has seen me gain experience in areas such as HIV, eating disorders, addiction, depression, anxiety, sexual and emotional abuse, redundancy, recovery from serious illness, and relationship issues.
In addition, I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session - one to one counselling (50 minute session)
£50 per hour - couples counselling
I offer an optional introduction session for individual clients who may want to meet me and ask questions before deciding whether to work with me. The intro session is 30 mins long and costs £20.
Evening appointments available.