Ashleigh Dunford-Bishop Counselling

I help people whose anxiety takes over at the worst possible moments
To move forward and find the joy that you deserve to experience
Improve communication to build supportive and stable relationships with family, friends, co-workers and partners
Anxiety, depression and stress management counselling for working professionals.
Making counselling accessible from wherever you are

Hello, my name is Ashleigh and welcome to my website.

I offer counselling for adults with a variety of issues and worries including anxiety, depression, trauma,  body image, self-esteem, relationships, shame, fear and bereavement and more. I have specialist expertise in counselling people struggling with anxiety. 

I am a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Counsellor. I am currently based in Bournemouth, Dorset and I offer online and telephone counselling sessions.

There is a small introduction video of myself below, to help you get to know me and to answer some of your questions about how counselling can help.

How Can Counselling Help With Anxiety?

Do you feel in need of support with anxiety but don’t know where to start? I help people manage anxiety before it has a chance to take over. Sometimes anxiety is triggered by a specific event but if anxiety has begun to get in the way of life it can seem as if there is no logic behind your thoughts, feelings and symptoms, making it hard to cope with and understand. Everyday tasks and interactions can seem really difficult, both mentally and physically, often meaning that we avoid doing things we would normally do and importantly things we want to be doing.

I can provide you with a safe and calm space where we can explore your experience of anxiety together. Working through your thoughts, feelings and behaviours I can help you to build confidence in yourself, as well as developing strategies to help you manage the symptoms of anxiety.

My approach to counselling as a modern-day practitioner is far from the stereotype of having you lay on a couch talking about your issues. I give my clients the freedom to work through things in their own way, at their own pace. We will work together towards goals you set for a more peaceful contented life empowered by you. 

Through regular sessions, I can help you to feel heard and understood, whilst working towards a point where anxiety is no longer preventing you from living a fulfilling life. If you would like to see if the way I work might suit you, I invite you to book a complimentary 15 minute telephone introductory consultation.

Don't struggle on alone

Call or text 07596 378263

If I am not available to take your call and you would like me to call you back, please leave a voicemail message with your name and number. I am unable to return missed calls where no message has been left.

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If you would like to see if the way I work might suit you, I invite you to book a free 15 minute telephone introductory consultation. This is a chance for us to talk and answer any questions you might have. There is no obligation to enter into counselling. To book a call using my online booking system please click below. 

If you need urgent assistance please contact your GP or local Accident and Emergency Department.