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Counselling and Therapy Newtownabbey. 

Professional therapy for personal healing, growth & discovery.  

    Counselling Newtownabbey, private counselling, therapy and healing. 

    Accessible affordable professional mental health support, supporting Newtownabbey, Belfast, Co. Antrim & surrounding areas.

AD Counselling & Wellness, Counselling Newtownabbey, 

161 Antrim Road, Newtownabbey, B​T36 7QR

Contact: 07454779988

Email: [email protected]

"We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know"

Carl R Rogers


My name is Ashleigh Duncan and I am a fully qualified professional Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Holistic Practitioner with a busy private practice based in Newtownabbey. With over 7 years of Counselling experience,(both private & public secotor) I have a proven track record in helping clients successfully work through a range of difficult personal issues and situations, by offering a bespoke programme of counselling and personal healing, tailored to meet the personal needs of each individual client.

Together with Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am also qualified in a number of holistic and psychological therapies including well-being coaching, mindfulness, meditation and reiki  each of which I can incorporate into personal counselling sessions, depending on client need.  

My priority is always to ensure clients receive the best possible care and support, meeting each client in their needs, for that reason I implore a unique humanist approach that integrates one to one counselling with holistic therapies for a life changing journey of personal healing.  

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Clients have the reassurance of a safe, supportive and confidential space in which to explore their thoughts, process their feelings and make positives changes in their life that will ultimately lead to greater fulfilment and control. I work with a wide range of client ages, backgrounds, personal issues and experiences.

Abuse, addiction, attachment behaviours, alcoholism, anxiety, anger, bereavement, behavioural patterns, bullying, childhood issues, compulsive disorders, confidence building, depression, disorganised attachment, domestic violence, emotional distress, family problems, feeling sad, generalised anxiety disorder, grief, intimacy issues, job loss, life changes/adaption, loss, low moods, negative thoughts, panic attacks, relationships, relational trauma, sexual issues, self-esteem, stress, trauma, work related issues.

As a professional therapist, my role is to understand you and your personality, to listen without judgment and to use my extensive skills in holistic and psychological therapies to help you find a way forward with whatever problem or situation is causing you concern or suffering. I respect the uniqueness in every individual and use a personally tailored and integrated approach to assist my clients to heal and grow through cultivating more positive feelings, thinking and behaviours.

Associate Therapists.

Within the practice we have a team of highly experienced professionals providing a range of support to adults, couples, teens and children, offering talking therapies, play therapy and holistic healing sessions.  

Click here to meet our team.

To arrange a confidential chat to discuss if and how we can help you, please contact me on 07454779988. Alternatively email or contact via page.  All contact is regarded in strict confidence.

Enquiries will be responded to during business hours.  

Alternatively text to request a call back and I will call you at a time to suit.

Professional Therapy for Personal Healing​

H​ow am I different? 

I am an integrated counsellor incorporating all of the main counselling approaches to my therapy, such as; 

Person Centred Counselling, Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, Psychodynamic Approach

In combining these theories along with my own signature framework I aim to help my clients heal on all levels.

This framework is designed to connect with each element of each individual person, considering their personality as well as the make up of their behaviour, cognitive, and psychological system. 

I implore to suit each clients personality - tailoring the therapy to each client, rather than the client to the therapy, I implore to work in a way which compliments the person as they are, facilitate self acceptance, healing,  promoting a stronger sense of self whilst working through any issues presented. 

Furthermore, I hold qualifications in various holistic and psychological therapies, aiming to support my clients through the therapy process to the very best of my ability (with permission or on request I may incorporate alternative therapies within my sessions). 


Covid - 19 Temporary adjustment to services

During this time we all need to make our health and well-being a priority, it is important we follow government guidelines, taking all measures where possible to ensure the health & safety of ourselves and others. 

Face to face sessions are now available with social distancing and safety measures in place, however remote therapy will continue to be offered should you prefer.  

With enough common sense, consideration, care and compassion for ourselves and each other, we will get through these times. 

 I have included some tips and advice within the blog section and videos on my Facebook page to help manage mental throughout this time.