Individual Counselling 

I offer various daytime & evening appointments lasting 50 minutes at both my practices in Bournemouth Town Centre and Westbourne. 

Please note, currently I only have availability at my Westbourne practice.  

Counselling via Zoom

I also offer daytime and evening appointments lasting 50 minutes via Zoom. A mixture of face to face and online sessions are available.

FAQ

Get in touch to book your initial session. 

  • Email: hello@ashleighbishop.co.uk
  • Call: 07736 772992 (please leave a voicemail if I am unavailable letting me know the best way to contact you – my voicemail is confidential) 
  • Text: 07736 772992
  • Book online. Visit my home page, fees page or contact page and click the ‘Schedule Appointment’ button to be taken to my scheduling page.  

The first session is an assessment session and will last for 50 minutes. It will be an opportunity for us to get a feel for how we might work together and enable me to tailor counselling to your individual needs. We will also cover contracting and confidentiality and I will be able to answer any questions that you may have. 

Please let me know as soon as you can if you will be unable to make one of your counselling sessions. Sessions that are cancelled with less than 48 hours notice are chargeable in full. My full contract, terms and confidentiality agreement is available via the website footer

Counselling sessions will normally be weekly and typically last from six sessions to one year or perhaps more depending on the issues you are bringing. Don’t worry if you’re not sure how many sessions you’ll want to attend right now. We will talk this through at the initial session and revisit it regularly. 

This is a very important aspect of the counselling relationship. Everything that is discussed within the counselling sessions is kept in the strictest confidence. 

My full contract, terms and confidentiality agreement is available via the website footer. 

Unfortunately, my offices are not accessible to clients with mobility problems. However, I do offer online sessions (via zoom) and telephone counselling.

There is no difference between the counselling I provided online versus in person. Clients choose online counselling for many different reasons, here are some of the advantages so you can decide if it’s the right approach for you. 

  • Convenience – There is no need for you to travel to our sessions. You can join me from wherever is best for you
  • Flexibility – If health is unpredictable (such as when you have cancer) or your hospital appointment times change a lot then you can still commit to regular counselling sessions

We will check that you have a stable internet connection when we meet online for the first time. You will also need to make sure you can be online at the agreed time and in a quiet space where you won’t be interrupted or overheard.

There is always going to be a risk of technology failing however we will agree together what to do in the event of a technical problem. 

I’m very happy to answer any further questions you have by email or telephone. If for any reason I am not able to offer the specific support you need I will do my best to be able to refer you on to another qualified counsellor. I only refer to practitioners who are on a Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register (PSA)