Gill Evans BSc (Hons) MSc CPsycol AFBPsS
10 Queen Street
I have a full time private practice in Newcastle-under-Lyme. I'm trained in one-to-one therapy with adults. I also work with adolescents from 12 to 18 years old and have an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate clearance to work with this client group. Please contact me if you are interested in online counselling.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society in the Division of Counselling Psychology. As a chartered member of this society my work is carried out within the BPS's rigorous ethical framework and as a result my confidentiality when dealing with your problems or difficulties is assured.
During my Chartered Counselling Psychology training and my past employment, I have gained considerable knowledge and ability using the practical application of psychological theory to my work. I have worked extensively within the NHS and the voluntary sector, dealing with a variety of presenting problems such as: anxiety, depression, phobias, road traffic accidents (RTA), pain management, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I work primarily within a brief therapy framework (6 sessions) drawing on skills from a number of models e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution focused therapy, but I feel strongly that the model of therapy should suit the client rather than the client fit the model.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-MSc Diploma in Counselling Psychology (2003)
- MSc in Counselling Psychology (2000)
- Certificate in Counselling (1998)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (1998) 2i
- Associate Fellow British Psychological Society.
- Experience in private practice since 2003.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Clients are given a specific appointment time and will be seen within 5 minutes of that time. Sessions last 50 minutes. The frequency of sessions will be agreed between the client as is appropriate to the client’s requirements but is normally weekly for a period of six weeks.
Fees are payable at the end of each session. Cash or cheque as I do not have a card machine.
Current fees are:
- Assessments and ongoing therapy £45.00
- Online counselling £48.00 paid through PlusGuidance.
- Corporate, third party work for organisations, and legal work individually arranged
- I am an approved counsellor for BUPA, AXA PPP, AVIVA and others.
Full fees are payable for all missed sessions unless at least 48 hours notice is given.
Counselling Psychology is firmly rooted in the discipline of Psychology, whilst emphasising the importance of the therapeutic relationship. It is a relatively new branch of applied professional psychology, concerned with the integration of psychological theory with therapeutic practice.
A Counselling Psychologist is able to help with a broad range of individual and social problems. Direct client work may be provided to individuals, couples, families or groups according to the particular training and experience of the Counselling Psychologist. Counselling Psychologists are competent practitioners of Psychological Therapy, with a formal understanding of the three major theoretical theories of therapy (Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioural) and practitioner training in at least two of these.
Many people find counselling helpful when faced with difficult stages in their normal life cycle such as career changes, loss and bereavement or crisis points in relationships. Others look to Psychological Counselling to help alleviate distress whether from pressures of living or through long-standing problems that have proved resistant to change.
Counselling Psychologists are trained in modern psychological methods to help you resolve fears, panics and anxieties, and to help you break through depression or other forms of sadness.Personal problems can have a way of taking over. You might find yourself repeating the same old pattern, or you might feel stuck and uncertain what, if anything you could change.
Sometimes having someone to talk to is all that it takes to cope.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday and Wednesdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|