Helen Ash

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    • CPCAB European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
    • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Hypnotherapy & Cognitive Techniques for Stress Management Diploma

    How I can help you

    I have a flexible approach, integrating skills from positive psychology, Life Coaching, CBT and therapeutic person centred Counselling. Working together, we can create individual action plans that support you, bring change and increase your well-being across all aspects of your life. 

    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.

    I will support you, and I will challenge 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 maximise  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 Association for Coaching, adhering to their codes of ethics and good practice and I receive regular supervision.

    What to expect

    Sensitive questioning to identify your style of thinking around your presenting issues. Working together helps 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, and I am a professional Life Coach (CPCAB 2017) and work supporting adults who have autism.

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

    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. 

    My youngest son has complex medical and health needs, Down Syndrome, autism and severe learning difficulties. and I have specialist understanding of the additional challenges surrounding families living with disability.

    I will negotiate fees to ensure those on a low income can access the therapeutic support  I offer so please message me through this site. Thank you.

    I am fully insured. Current DBS held (April 2017) member of BABCP; Association of Coaching Affiliate Member.

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