Keir Ashcroft

Keir Ashcroft


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07838146942

Contact Keir

Therapist - Ashford

Ashford TN24
07838146942
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I offer one-to-one counselling, online or via telephone, using the Person-Centred Approach. I love what I do, and my job is to support you and offer an empathetic, accepting and genuine environment in which you are safe to explore strong emotions or difficult thoughts. Person-Centred counselling can help with a wide range of issues that may leave you feeling unsure, unhappy, angry or disconcerted. These issues include depression, anxiety, major changes or events, loss and grief, coming to terms with illness or disability and relationship issues.

Person-Centred counselling is non-directive, meaning the choice of what to talk about, and when, is led by you. I do not offer advice but I will offer a safe, therapeutic and supportive environment which can facilitate reflection and growth.

The Person-Centred Approach is founded on the belief that we all have within us the capacity to grow and thrive. However, when we are in difficult, restrictive or otherwise less than optimal circumstances, the ways in which we grow and adapt can protect us in the short-term, but can also be harmful, either immediately or later in life. Sometimes our circumstances change, but our responses and reactions remain the same and can create a barrier to new relationships or life events. Additionally, changes can happen so fast, or be so overwhelming, that you can feel lost and unsure how to move forward.

Whatever reasons you may have for considering talking to someone, I can offer you a supportive, accepting and safe relationship in which you can explore those issues, at a pace that feels right to you.

Practice description

I am based in Ashford, Kent, but working online means I am able to work with you, wherever you are. Daytime and evening time slots are available. I offer short or long term counselling.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I wrote my MA thesis on the use of Pre-Therapy: an extension of Person-Centred counselling that helps clients who experience loss of psychological contact (for example clients who may disassociate or lose contact with where they are or who they are).

I am warmly welcoming of all within the LGBTQIA+ community and my pronouns are she/her.

I have worked with clients with long term health issues and disabilities. I also have my own experiences in this area, having had ME/CFS for over a decade. While counselling cannot cure chronic illness or disabilities, it can be a source of support, a release for pent up feelings, and a way to come to terms with the impact of health issues on your life.

Some examples of areas Person-Centred counselling could help with:

  • Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety or low self-esteem
  • Problems in relationships (platonic, familial, romantic or professional)
  • Approaching or reaching major life events
  • Work related concerns
  • Dealing with strong or unsettling emotions
  • Finding a path through a difficult situation
  • Grief and loss
  • Coming to terms with past experiences
  • The impact of long-term health problems or disability
  • Personal development or growth

My first session

I offer a free 30 minute initial session so that you can get a sense of whether I’m someone you’d like to work with.

Counselling will normally take place at a regular time, once a week for 50 minutes, and each session will cost £40. Sessions can be online or by telephone. Daytime and evening slots are available Monday – Friday. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling