Lorna Ashley, MBACP, Dip integrative Counselling. Individual & couple counsellor
Individual and Relationship Counsellor
Life happens and sometimes it’s not always kind, things we thought we had a handle on and believed we could cope with, can suddenly seem uncertain, confusing and overwhelming, the many thoughts and feelings that arise can leave us feeling unable to make sense of it all.
Whether it be individual or relationship counselling you are looking for, your inner world can be very different to your external world and how you feel you have to be seen or heard, which can lead to conflicting emotions. Old habits and behaviours are not always healthy but we don't always know any other way of being. Peer pressure, society, your environment, social media and the demands of everyday life can bring up difficulties.
As part of a couple, things can sometimes become stuck, the simple things such as communication and understanding can become a minefield. Harbouring resentments, fear of conflict or the inability to know how to express or make sense of how you're feeling or thinking can create obstacles or crisis within the relationship. Trained as a relationship counsellor I can help support a neutral space where some of the things can be explored.
Whatever your age, background, race or culture, you are not alone. Together we can go walk the journey and explore what could be going on for you. Being heard and talking freely in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space can be incredibly empowering in understanding who you are and how you can be more true to you, whilst navigating your own path for growth and development.
I am a registered member of the BACP and trained as an integrative counsellor, which means I am flexible in working with the best possible approach to achieving the best outcome for you, that promotes a positive transition for change, fulfilment and self-awareness. My experience is varied. Throughout my career or maybe I should say life experience there have been many challenges and I am often humbled at how I am constantly learning by what is shared working through many of life’s issues.
I also work as a Clinical Volunteer for Cruse Bereavement and have a good understanding of Grief and Loss, as well as offering support to a charity that provides a space for those feeling profoundly suicidal.
I qualified in personal training and nutrition in 2008, since then life has taken a few twists and turns and has evolved with my interest in holistic well-being and counselling. I am passionate in what I do and committed to working ethically and safely with my clients to overcoming the challenges that we are presented with.
When you are ready to make an appointment, please call or email me and we can discuss the way forward, your expectations and any other questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Certificate in Human Resource Practice.
- Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
- Refuge training / Domestic Violence Awareness
- Couple Counselling Dynamics
- Suicide awareness / Suicide Ideation
- General Anxiety Disorder
- Pet Bereavement
- Clinical Volunteer for Cruse Bereavement
- Volunteer for ‘The Listening Place’ and Suicide Awareness
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Individual Counselling from £50 per session
Couple Counselling from £70 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Saturdays and Sundays 9am-2pm
Types of client