Richard Evans PhD, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, MBACP (Snr Accred)
Stratford Upon Avon
I am a mature counsellor, psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor who works integratively with individuals and with couples. I am UKCP-Registered, UKRCP-Registered and a Senior Accredited Member of BACP. I have eighteen years experience of practice, and have been supervising other practitioners, trainees and support workers individually, in groups and for organisations since 2001. I also have eleven years experience as a trainer of counsellors and therapists.
I have a background in medical sciences, and taught trainee doctors, vets and scientists at a major UK university for 0ver 20 years. In doing so, I became interested in the psychological and support needs of students and so moved to working with students to help them overcome their difficulties. It was this that, in turn, led me to train first as a counsellor and then as a psychotherapist, trainer and clinical supervisor.
Much of my professional work continues to be with students and young adults. My experience is, however, much broader. I have been a counsellor and therapist in a variety of settings including: NHS primary care and hospital services, university counselling services, the voluntary sector and community counselling. My private practice has bridged rural, suburban and city areas. I have involved myself more widely with the work and development of the counselling and psychotherapy profession. This wider involvement has included: being a Service Director; serving on a number of professional committees; writing; delivering papers and workshops at professional conferences.
My clients include adolescents, adults and the elderly from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, who come with a wide range of difficulties and distress. I work with individuals and with couples and I offer both short term and long term face-to-face work. In addition, I work with clients seeking psychotherapy or counselling for their personal development or to increase their self-awareness.
Some people use the words counselling and psychotherapy interchangeably but for me counselling is usually best suited for those seeking solutions to current problems, psychotherapy on the other hand is generally more helpful to individuals seeking personal development or who have experienced deep seated or lifelong struggles. I use the term therapy is used to embrace counselling, psychotherapy and personal development work.
There are many different forms of therapy, and as an integrative practitioner, I have been trained not only in a wide range of these but also in the skills needed to draw them together in my practice. Thus, I aim to adjust the way that I work to best match with each individual client that I encounter.
How will we work together? We will engage in a conversation aimed at helping you to understand thoughts, feelings, behaviours and those external factors e.g. family or working life, which may be causing you difficulty. This is a collaborative process, not something which you experience passively - for therapy to be effective, both client and therapist need to be active participants in the process. Before or at our first appointment, I may ask you to fill out a short questionnaire which will help us to identify your difficulties. We will then work together in the initial session to decide whether counselling or psychotherapy is an appropriate form of help for you.
Any new understandings you reach may lead to changes in your life, to your development as a person or to the capacity to better accept yourself and cope with things as they are.
In working with you, I will be drawing upon as many of the major strands of theory and practice of therapy as are appropriate to your needs. I will each also be drawing upon my own diverse experience of being a client, therapists as well as a clinical supervisor and trainer of other practitioners.
As a member of UKCP and BACP (therapy governing bodies) I work within an ethical framework that offers confidentially and monitoring of my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
MSc (Integrative Psychotherapy)
Diploma in Supervision
UKCP-Registered, UKRCP-Registered and MBACP (Senior Accredited)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer clinical supervision and customised training.
£50 for individuals per session
£65 for couples per session
A reduction may be negotiable for those on low income or in receipt of benefits
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Supervision & training
Supervision and consultancy offered: I have ten years experience as a supervisor, in a number of settings including university counselling, primary care, community and third sector organisations as well as for private practitioners and trainees.View supervision profile