Calminspire Counselling


Welcome to Calminspire Counselling

Enabling You

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Calminspire Counselling. My name is Premila Ashcroft and I am a therapist providing both short- and long-term therapy to individuals in Bedford and the surrounding areas.

About Counselling

As an accredited counsellor, I offer a great level of professionalism in the wide variety of services I provide; working to enable you increase your internal knowledge, your external knowledge and your living skills to prosper in all stages of your life and enable you to improve your overall position in life.

As a professional, certified, accredited counsellor I work empathically with you, in a warm, safe and supportive environment. Here you may talk freely in a confidential and non-judgemental setting. I offer a comprehensive and professional service to enable you to enhance your way of life.

As an Accredited counsellor I abide by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Code of Ethics and Practice (BACP) and adhere to the particular requirement for regular, individual supervision.

The following is what you could expect from your counsellor :

  • A warm,safe, empathic, professional service within a framework that you will learn to appreciate and understand
  • Treat everything you say with confidentiality so you are enabled to talk about your feelings
  • Listen effectively to what you are saying, without judging you so you feel really listened to in your Therapy
  • Facilitate your untangling of thoughts, feelings and worries about a situation so they are clearer to you.
  • Explore your feelings with you and enable you to express your emotions in your own way.
  • Enable you to work out your own solutions to problems and obtain a different perspective.
  • Support you and your relationship while you do all this.
  • Use a variety of different techniques to help you explore what is important to you.

Areas of Specialism

I work with Survivors of Sexual Abuse.

I support and enable those suffering with Eating Disorders.

I work with those with Anger Management issues.

I support and enable those experiencing Domestic Abuse.

I offer one-to-one help to those recovering from Drug and/or Alcohol abuse and have a number of years experience working with individuals and the addictions affecting them.

I have also facilitated groups applying 12-step and Anger Management approaches.

I work with those who have experienced trauma.

I offer Short term Solution Focused/Brief Therapy.

I use Narrative therapy, Solution Focused therapy and Psychodynamic techniques when working with Couples.

Personal Qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Counselling(University of Cambridge)



Continuing Professional Development

Domestic Violence

Couples as Parents

Imago Therapy


Eating Disorders

Anger management

Psychosexual Therapy

Art Therapy

Solution Focus Brief therapy

Transactional Analysis

Personal Counselling Services

Typical requests for personal counselling may involve matters such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image
  • Interpersonal relationships and communication
  • Surviving a difficult break up
  • Self-confidence and self esteem
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Loss
  • Identity and Cultural issues
  • Assertiveness/Staying firm
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Work Problems
  • Problem solving
  • Psychosexual Issues
  • Phobias
  • Motivation and concentration
  • Grief/loss issues
  • Family Issues
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Harassment and discrimination

Fees & Location

I am located in Bedford and also see clients from surrounding areas such as Cambridge and Milton Keynes.


Individuals : £55

Couples : £75

Concessions are available which can be discussed in the first session.

Evening sessions, Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings are always very popular with those working full time or those with children.

Get in touch

EMAIL: Please send me your questions or your message, I will endeavour to reply to you within twenty four hours to talk about the therapy you might find helpful. It's important to leave me a phone number to contact you on for confidentiality purposes.

To email me, fill out the contact form or click here

PHONE: You can also phone me on 07733400008 to make an appointment, this is a confidential number where you can leave a message if that's more convenient for you.