About Me

Dr Ashley Conway BSc,  PhD, C. Psychol, AFBPsS Dr Ashley Conway is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with over 25 years of professional experience. He has worked in a wide range of environments from NHS primary care to private psychiatric hospitals, and London teaching hospitals to his own clinics. He has taught on post-graduate training programmes, and facilitated a support group for clinical staff working on an acute psychiatric ward. He has been an examiner on the doctoral training programme for counselling psychologists and is currently chair of CDS (Clinic for Dissociative Studies) UK.

Ashley has made presentations at major international conferences, including lecturing at the Nobel Institute in Stockholm. In 1994. he made a consultancy visit to Estonia, following the sinking of the passenger ferry 'Estonia', reporting back directly to the Chief Executive of the British Health Education Authority. He was an invited contributor at a major international NATO Advanced Study Institute, 'Recollections of Trauma', where he was one of one hundred international trauma specialists invited to take part in an intensive 10 day meeting in France. He has published papers and chapters in numerous books and professional journals.

Ashley was commissioned by the United Nations to provide psychological therapy for staff who were seriously injured in the suicide bombing of their offices in Baghdad. He has also worked extensively with the National Crime Squad and the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Today Ashley retains his supervising role of postgraduate students in the NHS and continues to maintain a busy private practice. As well as working with individuals, he also has considerable experience working with organisations, particularly in response to traumatic incidents, such as armed robbery, assault or death in the workplace. Over the years Ashley has also developed a growing interest in positive psychology, and his current practice has expanded to include personal counselling and professional and executive coaching.