Karen Ashby

Karen Ashby

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07759 091660

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Therapist - Birchington

Birchington CT7
07759 091660
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor.  I have been working as a counsellor/therapist for over 12 years.  The last 8+ years I worked for Kent Police as a counsellor within their Counselling and Wellbeing Team, providing counselling support for Police Officers and staff.

I have experience of working with people of all ages, presenting with a variety of issues.

Prior to joining Kent Police I worked with young adults, providing counselling support at a Kent University.  I also spent time working with young children in a Primary School setting providing play and art therapy.  As well as having experience, working with adults of all ages, as a Bereavement Counsellor.

I would describe myself as an  Integrative Counsellor.  The theoretical approach that underpins and informs my way of working is predominantly Humanistic/Person Centred.  However, over the years my way of working has evolved and developed, as a result of additional training and experience, which allows for me to tailor my way of working to suit the needs of each individual client.  Each client is unique, there is no 'one size fits all'.  I will work using CBT informed techniques, when required, as well as, on occasion, offering more creative ways of working therapeutically.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited