Kate Ashton

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Sudbury CO10 & Hadleigh IP7
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor working with adults and young people from my practice in Sudbury and Hadleigh.

Whether it’s just losing your way, becoming stuck or exploring deeper issues I will offer you a safe and supportive space in which to work through any problems at your own pace and without judgement. Building on a therapeutic working relationship based on mutual trust and understanding, I aim to give you the confidence to address change.  I have experience working with a wide range of issues and offer both long and short term counselling. 

I trained in the humanistic therapy of person centered counselling and will work alongside you, in a non-directive way, to try and make sense of the difficulties you are encountering.  I can also offer video counselling. 

I have many years of experience including working at a women’s refuge, working as a bereavement counsellor at a local hospice and working with students and young people at sixth form colleges and youth charities.  I have a range of experience with people from all walks of life and of all ages.  Some of the many issues include bereavement, loss, family and relationship problems abuse, self-harm, low self esteem and trauma. 

As a counsellor, I can offer you a confidential service where issues and concerns which are perhaps too difficult to talk about with family and friends, can be shared and thought about.

I have a flexible way of working and will always seek to adapt and work in a way that best suits your needs.


Please don’t hesitate to call or email me should you wish to have an initial, informal chat about yourself and how I may be able to help.  It can seem a daunting step to get in contact but finding a counsellor with whom you feel comfortable is the first step. 

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons First Class degree in Counselling Studies

BACP registered

I hold full professional indemnity insurance

Up to date DBS certificate

Certificate in creative Therapy

Certificate in CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy)

I adhere to the Codes and Ethical Standards provided by BACP and undertake regular supervision

I maintain significant continuous professional development

Alongside my private practice I work with a local community charity covering issues such as bereavement and loss, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, depression, anxiety and trauma.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge £60.00 per session (50 minutes)

When I work

I am available Monday to Thursday.

Station Road, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10

24A High Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 5AP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

There is good parking available close by

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