Vicky Ashraf Dip.Couns. MBACP (Accred) Wellbeing Counselling & Coaching
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I am a BACP accredited Counsellor and my goal as a counsellor is to listen to and encourage the people I work with, without judgment, empowering them to work towards creating a more fulfilling and satisfying life. I have a great sense of self awareness, due to my own journey of personal development and bring my real self to the counselling sessions.
At times, it can be quite challenging to express our emotions with those closest to us and to share with them the difficulties that we may be experiencing. I offer a neutral space to explore any kind of issue, no matter how big or small and is an environment that is safe, supportive and confidential.
My belief is that the therapeutic relationship is central to the counselling process and therefore I work in a way that offers warmth, empathy and integrity. I offer a supportive relationship that assists in exploring issues and encourages the development of personal growth. As every person is unique, I feel that no one type of therapy is suited to each individual, so I work with what is known as an integrative approach. Simply, this means that I integrate skills from a number of theories to enable me to offer a sensitive and professional service that is personal to each individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in the Practice & Theory of Counselling Level 3
- Certificate In Counselling Skills Level 2
- Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Certificate in Counselling for Loss and Bereavement
- Certificate of Professional Development in Listening to Children & Young People
- NLP Practitioner
- Certificate in CBT
- Certificate in Couples and Relationship counselling
Aside of my private practice, I have previously worked as a volunteer staff counsellor within the Occupational Health Division of a major NHS hospital. Additionally I have been involved with Manchester Rape Crisis, counselling women who have been raped or sexually abused.
In order to maintain a high standard in my counselling practice, I am extremely committed to my own ongoing professional development. I regularly attend training courses, workshops and conferences to learn new skills and keep me updated with changes in the counselling industry. Please visit my website for more information on courses I have attended.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I offer a free initial consultation and then should you wish to book any further appointments, my fees are £45 for each 50 minute session. I offer a concession rate to counselling students of £35.00. Payment is by cash or cheque at the end of each session.
Appointments are available at the Natural Health Clinic in Gatley, which is within easy access of the M60 and accessible by public transport.
I am an accredited member of the BACP and I have full indemnity insurance.
- Also registered with Life Coach Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am extremely passionate that within my work as a supervisor, the relationship between the two of us, is at the very forefront of the work we do, so much so, that the importance goes beyond the actual model itself.View supervision profile