Dr. Evleen Mann MB.BS, PGDIP, MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, UKCP registered
I am a person-centred psychotherapist, which means that the quality and depth of our relationship supports the therapeutic change you seek.
Whatever the sadness, difficulty or trauma that brings us to look for counselling or psychotherapy, I believe we all already have the potential for self-healing. By talking about ourselves, explaining our actions to another person, we increase our self-understanding, enabling us to identify the possible origins and consequences of our behaviours.
As an experienced psychotherapist, I am empathic and non-judgmental. I listen really carefully to what you say and also attend to your body language and what is unsaid. Over time, hopefully you will develop enough trust in the safety and security of our relationship to take your process of self-awareness to a deeper level, where you can choose to explore ways of transforming your behaviour, your thinking, your way of being with my support.
Training, qualifications & experience
Working as a general practitioner for over 20 years, I found many people came with mental distress which was due more to their psychological environment than any physical illness. From there, I developed an interest in psychiatry. Between 1998 and 2007, I specialised first in eating disorders, then addiction with Leeds Mental Health Trust. I realised that medication did not always hold the answer to people's recovery. I also saw how not just the client, but often the whole family was involved and anxious about the effects mental illness
Latterly, I worked as a doctor in substance misuse with the Pregnancy and Parenting team in Leeds, because of my interest in families and the effects of early relationships. The damaging impact of alcohol and drugs on the individual and their relationships is enormous.
This led me to retrain as a psychotherapist.
With an MSc in Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling, I continue to receive regular supervision for all my clinical work. However, I will not issue prescriptions and would direct you to your own GP if medication seemed necessary.
I continue to learn and develop my practice. Currently I am completing a 10 day course on body therapy. I have also studied attachment issues and childhood trauma.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
My fees are variable and depend on your circumstances. Although I support some clients through concessions, my fee is generally between £40 and £50.00.
Each session lasts 50 minutes. You can pay by cash or cheque or bank transfer. I charge for all contracted sessions but you may cancel or rearrange if you give me 48 hours notice. If I have to cancel a session, I will, wherever possible, offer you an alternative appointment.
Apart from my medical knowledge, I also trained in Fertility Awareness and Natural Family Planning and have a keen interest in how our bodies affect our minds and vice versa. This has led me to counsel women on many aspects of fertility, including the effect of eating disorders on fertility.
As a registered member of the UKCP, I am bound by its code of ethics, a copy of which can be given to you or found at:www.psychotherapy.org.uk
My office has a lift, so is suitable for disabled access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Mondays and Tuesdays in Twickenham. Commitment to weekly therapy is more helpful but fortnightly or monthly can work too.
Types of client