About Ashling, 

BACPHello and thank you for visiting the information about my private counselling psychological practice in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist via the British Psychological Society and HCPC Registered.

Being in private practice since 2011, I worked part time in the NHS specialising in weight management until 2018. I’ve been working solely in private counselling practice Newcastle since then.

My working environment is important to me and the clinic was created with clients at the forefront. Offering a holistic approach to counselling in Newcastle we like to keep our rooms fresh and inviting. Although based in the heart of Newcastle you can avail of free car parking during your time of attendance at our clinic.

The British Psychological SocietyMy specialised interest is in working with eating disorders, self – esteem & body image, health conditions, attachment and relationships with self and others. My research is in sexual abuse.

In recent years I’ve noticed more of my clients opening up about sexual concerns. An interest of psychosexual therapy began, currently near the end of my psychosexual therapy training I’m pleased to announce my specialised interest in this area too.

Philosophy: I am passionate and curious about people’s behaviour, mind, feelings and spirit in relation to the here and now as well as external influences. Your past experience is important as it may shape your present in how you relate within relationships and the world around you, maybe affecting the current challenge you are experiencing.

The key element of all life interactions is relationships. We as humans require connection with our selves as well as others. An authentic relationship with the people I work with is always provided. Therefore great emphasis is placed on the therapeutic relationship.

F62E578D-4F96-4645-A17D-BECE749C14B1Approaches: I am primarily drawn to cognitive behavioural therapy in relation to the here and now experience. My work is underpinned by psychodynamic and depth therapy; particularly childhood experiences in the connection of the current moment. Depending on your needs, personality style other techniques can be drawn upon e.g. solution focused and narrative therapy. There is no one size fits all within therapy therefore the approaches I apply are flexible. I don’t hide behind theories, there is a real interaction.

“The therapeutic relationship is the most important ingredient in successful therapy”.

Dr Ash