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With Elaine Ashby MBACP
in Farnham

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Counselling for Adults (All Ages) and Young People aged 13 - 25

Based in Farnham

I will provide a safe space where you will be able to talk, without fear of being judged. I will give you my undivided attention and truly listen and offer empathy and honesty, for as long as is necessary.

Counselling in Farnham, near Guildford and Farnborough.

I am pleased to be able to offer primarily face to face sessions at my Farnham practice. I continue to offer online face to face and telephone counselling sessions. Please contact me for a free 20 minute telephone assessment. Please click here for further information.

I will help you to improve communication, resolve a crisis and deal with negative behavioural patterns by listening and talking in confidence as we work through the problem together.

I am a counsellor working in the Farnham and Guildford area. I believe my clients have the resources within to achieve the change they seek. I am not the expert, you are the expert in your world and by putting you at the centre of the relationship I am not looking through the lens of my own understanding but walking side by side with you and viewing things from your perspective. My aim is to show empathetic understanding such that you know you have been heard and truly understood.

I work with adults of all ages and young people aged 13 to 25 from my practice in surrey on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling my clients to increase self-awareness and make changes to their life and to live it more authentically.

My Experience

I am a qualified counsellor working near Guildford, with a diploma in therapeutic counselling and a certificate in counselling young people. My practice integrates person centred theory and existential philosophy. My client work is also informed by solution focused therapy.

My experience, counselling in Farnham, has been developed from working with bereaved and pre-bereaved clients and their families at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham, near Aldershot. I worked part of my week at the hospice, supporting carers and families who have either lost a loved one or are living with a family member with a terminal illness. My role included offering one to one support at the hospice, over the telephone or using multimedia, such as Zoom or WhatsApp. It also included the planning and facilitation of support groups for bereaved children and young people. Within my role I have worked with anger, anticipatory grief, anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression, exam stress, family issues, illness, death and dying, loneliness, relationship difficulties and self-harm

As a counsellor in the Farnborough area, I have also gained valuable experience of working with adults from my time at Connect Counselling Services in Camberley. Issues I have worked with included anxiety, co-dependency, depression, eating disorder, grief, low self-esteem, parent support, relationship issues, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and work issues.

Areas I work in…

  • Anger issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Depression
  • Exam Stress
  • Family issues
  • Illness, Death & Dying
  • Loneliness
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Parenting Support
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Teenager & Young Adults
  • Work Related Stress

Further Training

As a therapist in the Guildford area I have attended a wide range of additional training that includes Safeguarding Adults, Child Protection, Young People: Identity, Bullying and Failure, Working with Suicide Ideation, Existential Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and L2 How to do Counselling Online: a Coronavirus Primer.

Counselling in Farnham, near Guildford & Farnborough.

I wonder, how it would feel to be able to talk to a therapist near Guildford, without fear of being judged, to someone who will listen and empathise for as long as is necessary until you feel you have control over the problem in hand? I will help you to improve communication, resolve a crisis and deal with negative behavioural patterns by listening and talking in confidence as we work through the problem together.

Please get in touch, We can have a brief conversation over the telephone where I can answer any questions you might have and if appropriate arrange an initial session in which we can work out together if I am the right therapist for you.

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