Vanessa Ashman MSc, Cert Ed, PGCE, Dip N, ADCH, RNLD 
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About me 
I believe by exploring the self and having a level of acceptance ultimately leads to a more healthy, peaceful and meaningful life. 
I offer one-one psychological support for those who are on that journey. 
I have a special interest in trainees who are new to counselling and psychotherapy and I believe through my own experiences I can help and equip others for the mentally challenging journey ahead of them. Counselling is essential for trainees it holds them and equips them to work in an integrated and integrative way. 
Qualified as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in 2009 (after many years of training and development) at Surrey University and qualified as a Hypnotherapist in 2018 with the SCCP. Training with the Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy ( SCCP) has enabled me to widen my skill set and approaches to working with clients 
My training and subsequent qualifications has enabled me to practice in the following modalities. Psychoanalysis, Humanistic, Existential, Person Centred Therapy, Formal and Informal Clinical Hypnotherapy. My approach to therapy is eclectic as I believe as individual’s one size does not fit all.  
I have continued to update myself and attend regular Continuing Professional Development and will continue to develop my knowledge and expertise. 
Working for the NHS I have dual Role. As a Nurse Manager I supervise and oversee the work of the nursing Team.  
We offer health facilitation for vulnerable adults who have a learning Disability, complex health needs or mental ill health. I recently celebrated 40 years working as a nurse and am very proud to say so!  
I still have the same passion as I did all those years ago for what I do.  
During this career I qualified as a family planning and sexual health nurse, an HIV Nurse, Phlebotomy Nurse, and am a qualified Nurse Tutor.  
I am also a best Interest assessor and carry out Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard Assessments for one of the London Boroughs.  
I regularly carry out mental Capacity assessments and am involved in assessments for continuing health care. 
One of my special interest is in end of life care and I am currently involved in The Learning Disability Mortality review commissioned by NHS England and Bristol University.  
I also teach on Pain recognition and management in people who have difficulty communicating. 
I work closely with Gp’s Psychiatrists, Psychologists and other Health professionals. This enables an holistic approach to maintaining good health. 
My two roles within this setting as a Psychotherapist and a Nurse Manager complement each other. I feel really lucky to have two great careers! 
I feel passionate enthusiastic and dedicated to my work. 
Training, qualifications & experience 
I have trained with the SCCP (The Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy) and gained my Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (DCH) in 2013. 
I continue to develop my practice with the SCCP to further my knowledge and skill base. 
Registered as an associate member of the NSPsy and founder member of the executive committee, my role as ethics executive with the NSP allows me to express my passion for helping clients in a safe environment. 
Training Qualifications and experience as a Therapist. 
I gained My MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2009 
I qualified as a Hypnotherapist in 2018. 
I have been working as a Councillor and Psychotherapist for 9 years 
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments 
On a personal level 
I love nature and outdoors, walking Dogs and hugging trees gives me a sense of freedom and wellbeing. 
Therapies offered 
The Fees range from £35 to £100 per session depending on the length of session and the approach taken. 
The typical hour therapy session is £75. 
Initial consultation 
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Published articles 
Further information about Vanessa 
I would consider myself more as a 'therapist' than a 'hypnotherapist' simply because I do not always use hypnosis, I have a wide range of skills, tools and techniques that I am able to use such as NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), psycho-therapeutic methods, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Brief Strategic Therapy, Counselling, and EFT/Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique). 

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