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Anne Ashley BA (Hons)

Purley, Surrey, UK

Councellor Purley

about me

Therapist Croydon

I worked for 9 years in voluntary helpline and face to face counselling with people contemplating suicide and with parents experiencing stress  and was accredited as a psychodynamic counsellor in 1985 (BACP). In 1995 I qualified as a Jungian analyst (Society of Analytical Psychology All psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapists must undergo their own therapy in order to develop an understanding of themselves and the way their minds work. This is particularly important for this work because therapists must be very careful not to impose their own ideas or wishes upon another person and must, therefore, know as much as possible about their own feelings and their own difficulties in life and guard against any wishes they may have to influence or direct an individual who comes for therapy. My own therapy has been a deep and extensive journey into myself which has supported me, not only in my work, but also in my life.


I work in private practice as a counsellor, psychotherapist and analyst.


I am registered with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP); and British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)


I am a member of the Croydon Association for Analytical Psychotherapy (CAAP), (contact me for details) which supports the use and understanding of analytical ideas in therapy. I facilitate a CAAP discussion group for therapists, which meets nine times a year.


I am registered with British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (BAPPS)  to supervise counsellors and psychotherapists.


Fees: I will negotiate on fees. See FAQ How Much Does It Cost?  For clients who have not experienced psychodynamic or analytic therapy I offer an initial meeting of 50 minutes for no charge, in order that we can make an assessment of whether this form of therapy will be useful.



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3. How long will it take?

4. What are the boundaries of confidentiality?

5.  Who can use psychodynamic therapy?

6. What are the qualifications and professional requirements of therapists?

7. What is supervision?

8. What are the terms and conditions under which psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapists work?

9. How much does it cost?

10. Is there help for people who cannot afford full fees?

11. Which organisations monitor and register therapists in UK?