Stephanie Ashman (MBCAP-accredited)
Do you need the support of a friendly, professional counsellor to help you through a challenging time? I offer a safe, relaxed space where you could be heard and understood. I work in a client centred way with both children and adults. I offer a reduced introductory session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Humanistic/Person Centred)- BACP Accredited
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Diploma in Residential Care
I have extensive experience with children, adolescents and adults with regard to a wide variety of life challenges.
I am currently working in a service offering bereavement and end of life support and also provide emotional support to children in an educational setting.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC ASD), Asperger Syndrome.
School/Education related stress and anxiety.
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I charge £40 for each 50 minute Counselling Session and offer a reduced fee for Student Counsellors.
Payment is required at each session in cash .
Fees are charged for missed appointments (unless 24 hours notice is given).
I offer a reduced introductory session.of £30.
I recognise that meeting a counsellor for the first time can be stressful and aim to provide a friendly, professional atmosphere. The first session involves assessing your current needs and finding out if we could work together to meet these needs. I offer this session at a reduced fee. Subsequent sessions are usually weekly at the same time each week and are charged at £40.
By developing a positive, unconditional relationship in a safe place we can learn to understand ourselves and others more fully. Counselling can provide an empathic, boundaried place to give room for personal development and enhanced well-being.
My background is in Child Protection, Residential Care, Education and Healthcare. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and am fully insured. I attend regular clinical supervision and training.
I have a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Membership No. 726357).
I have a private practice in Staplehurst, between Maidstone and Cranbrook. I currently also work in a local Hospice and within Education.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekday - afternoon and evening
Types of client