Helen Ash

          

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    How I can help you

    I'm flexible and combining my skills in Life Coaching with my qualifications in CBT and therapeutic Counselling we can work together to create individual plans that will support you and enhance your well-being across all aspects of your life that you are wanting to change. Bringing warmth, empathy, and a non judgemental approach, I will listen carefully to your current situation and together we can identify patterns in your thinking, your behaviour, your emotions and your physiological experiences of the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.

    Together we can identify realistic goals and create strategies that will help you achieve the life you desire. We will focus on thoughts and those beliefs  that are preventing you from moving forward,  using CBT and coaching. 

    I will support you - but you are key to your success! you do the work between our sessions by practising and applying these newly learned strategies for change. Practise and repeat to maximising a transformational change. This process is not instant and will evolve; the more you apply these strategies the greater resilience you build. 

    For time limited therapy I will apply a variation of CBT called Solution Focused Brief Therapy, here we will focus on your existing strengths work together, create your plan and so you can chose the life you desire.

    I work within the professional framework of the BACP and adhere to their codes of ethics and good practice and receive regular supervision.


    What to expect

    Sensitive questioning to identify your style of thinking around your presenting issues. Working together to help us understand what makes you tick. We can identify what you are wanting from therapy or coaching; you may want a one off consultation, some short brief solution focused strategies or you may choose to work with me for an agreed number of sessions or over a longer term where you can learn to re-write your beliefs you hold about yourself in order to transform your life, adopt a positive new approach to enhance your well-being.

    Using sensitive and motivating communication, you can expect some assertiveness training, plan pleasure activities into your schedule along with daily thought records. I can teach you breathing exercises, body scanning and Mindfulness based meditation, helping you focus on the present moment.  I will support you when you begin to work towards change. I will challenge your negative thoughts, help you increase your self awareness and encourage you to seek out proof that you can work towards trusting your own judgement, make your own decisions, feel comfortable and OK in doing this and accepting responsibility for your life decisions.

    About me

    I work voluntarily as a counsellor for a charity supporting carers.

    I have a keen interest to offer on-line support to those people who are on the autism spectrum or have received a recent diagnosis and their families. 

    I continue to stay up to date with legislative changes such as Mental Capacity Act and Autism Bill and develop myself professionally including Adapting Therapy for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Feb 2017)

    I qualified as a counsellor in 2001 and will complete a Diploma in Life Coaching in May 2017

    I am married with three sons and step mum to two young men.

    My youngest son has complex medical and health needs, Down Syndrome, severe autism and severe learning difficulties. 

    I am passionate about supporting people whose lives have been touched by disability. I can negotiate fees to ensure those on a low income can access therapeutic support that I offer so please message me through this site. Thank you.

    I am fully insured. Current DBS held.

    • Location: Warminster, United Kingdom
    • What I help people with: (in order of expertise)
      1. Anxiety
      2. Autism
      3. Asperger's Syndrome
      4. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
      5. Stress
      6. Depression
      7. Disabilities & Chronic Illness
      8. Worry
      9. Work, Education & Career Issues
      10. Sleep-Wake Disorders
    • Therapy types I offer: (in order of most commonly practised)
      1. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
      2. Coaching
      3. Person-Centred Therapy
      4. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
      5. Integrative Therapy
    • Languages I give therapy in:
      • English
    • Qualifications verified by PlusGuidance:
      • CPCAB European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
      • Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
      • Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Techniques for Stress Management
      • National Autistic Society - Autism and Communication
      • National Autistic Society - Autism and Sensory Experience
      • National Autistic Society - Understanding Autism
      • National Autistic Society - Autism and Stress
      • National Autistic Society - Supporting Families
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    • My availability
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    • My session prices
      IM session
      from £20
      Email session
      from £20
      In-Person session
      from £37