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 with a charity offering support to families and also provide help for children in an educational setting.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC ASD), Asperger Syndrome.
School/Education related stress and anxiety.
I charge £40 for each 1hr Counselling Session and offer a reduced fee for Student Counsellors.
Payment is required at each session, preferrably in cash .
Fees may be charged for missed appointments (unless 24 hours notice is given).
I offer a reduced introductory/assessment 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 an accredited 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 with a local charity providing support to families.