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Dr Ashlyn Firkins

Dr Ashlyn Firkins

Holding Hope Therapies

Psychology 30048669

 

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Overview
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Specialises in

  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Motivational Interviewing

Offers

  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I have a strong belief that people are intrinsically resilient & resourceful & that under the right therapeutic conditions, emotional suffering can be reduced & fulfilling lives, lived out. My intention is to provide a warm, kind, supportive and hopeful space, meeting you exactly where you are, as we press towards you living the life that you most want to.
Since 2014 I have worked in a variety of NHS settings, using talking therapies to support individuals navigate a range of emotional & physical health difficulties of varying complexities. These difficulties include: anxiety, low mood, trauma, chronic-illnesses, relationship and employment issues.
I have been extensively trained in a number of evidenced based psychological models recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence. These include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & EMDR.
My desire to only provide high quality spaces ensures my private caseload remains purposefully small. All sessions are offered remotely over zoom, with some daytime availability on Monday, Tuesday & Friday.

Areas of interest

For the last 5 years I have specialised in supporting people with long-term physical health conditions, including Fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), late effects cancer-related pain & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), working at national NHS specialist centres.

I have also spent several years working with front line NHS employees, delivering individual and team based interventions post-pandemic. to support difficulties like burnout, moral injury & post traumatic stress.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Physical disability
  • Rheumatological conditions

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Procedures completed

  • AB076

    Psychology session - remote - (5-50)

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (1-5)

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