What we do
Ask provides a non-judgemental, safe and professional counselling service for those eighteen and over dealing with universal issues.
Approachable and Natural
We understand that approaching counselling may not be easy, perhaps seeming daunting or confusing. Naturalness and respect are essential to what we do, and we will value both you and your enquiry. To us there is no such thing as a trivial question and we will do our best to help you feel as comfortable as possible. Confidentiality will apply at first point of contact.
Ask comprises of a small team of counsellors dedicated to improving the quality of your life experience . Qualifications include diploma in therapeutic counselling, psychotherapeutic counselling and psychology. Our experience is of a varied base including addiction, abuse and universal GP referral. We are also individuals with varied life experience; being non-judgemental and natural are at the core of our counselling. We use comfortable consulting rooms situated within easy access of Nottingham, Derby, Alfreton and Chesterfield. A home visit service is also available as are evening and weekend appointments. We understand that differing lifestyles require flexibility and we will work to accommodate this need. All our counsellors have enhanced Criminal Records Bureau discolures.
Our service is open to individual self-referral G.P.s, business and organisations. Employers and organisations are advised that counselling can help them meet Health and Safety and Welfare at Work Regulations as well as improving the well-being and potential of individuals, and improve positive work place relationships. See our business & organisations page for further information
Why choose ASK
ASK is here to work with you to attain the best possible quality of experience that you would choose it to be. We understand that waiting for an appointment to see a counsellor can be challenging, we will not leave you waiting long for a response and endeavour to arrange your initial appointment within a week of your enquiry. Counselling at ASK is not limited to a fixed number of sessions. Research has shown that the relationship between counsellor and client is an importance that must be valued, respect and warmth for the human being that you are is an attitude to which we aspire as individuals and professionals. Our counsellors attend regular supervision to ensure we provide the best possible quality of service and we regularly monitor the quality of our service.
Safeguarding and Confidentiality
From your first inquiry into our service information about you will be treated as confidential. Membership of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy ensures that our service is ethically governed and that we are accountable in working in your best interest. Confidentiality is protected by our code of practise and the data protection act 1998. Legal and ethical limits apply to confidentiality, for further information see ethics.
Costs and Concessions
Concessions are available for counselling students and clients living in difficult circumstances. For detailed information see our service page.