Gunasara Evans - Registered Member MBACP

Gunasara Evans - Registered Member MBACP

Colchester Buddhist Centre
2 Portland Road
Colchester
Essex
CO2 7EH

LIFE-FORCE Centre For Natural Well-Being
3 East Hill
Colchester
Essex
CO1 2QL

07795 422996

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Colchester Buddhist Centre
2 Portland Road
Colchester
Essex
CO2 7EH

LIFE-FORCE Centre For Natural Well-Being
3 East Hill
Colchester
Essex
CO1 2QL

07795 422996

About me

Counselling can be highly effective at helping you to deal with many of the different kinds of mental and emotional difficulties that arise during the course of your life. Through our initial meetings we will develop the trust necessary to really open out and investigate what you believe is the situation you are facing and what your ‘feeling body’ is telling you is at stake. It might be that you have lost someone close, have relationship difficulties, have lost your job, have debt problems, addictions or compulsions are wreaking havoc, depression or disatisfaction have arisen in your life, or you just don’t feel fulfilled or inspired by what life has to offer. These are general titles of some of the more common areas of distress that can bring a client to the counselling room. Your particular situation will be individual and unique. Our job together will be to understand what is happening in your life and the factors involved, to kindly look at what is hurting you and why and to discover any points of freedom that might be available to you.

My approach as an Integrative Counsellor essentially means that I can draw from a wide variety of therapeutic approaches to find any resources or methods that look likely to be effective. The way our conversation develops is likely to indicate what will work. We may look at the way you are relating to your ‘problem’, or gently delve into your history for causes of the present situation, or witness the feelings you have and allow them to move on. It may be appropriate to give you opportunities to challenge yourself but it also may be crucial that your difficulties simply meet total acceptance. The magic of the counselling room is that very often, if we both have the courage and commitment to communicate honestly, the way ahead will become clear.

I am very influenced by many years of Mindfulness practise and I hope we will be able to create together a tangible sense of stillness and peace.

I am an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and I am completely happy to work with clients with any, or no, religious affiliations.

Training, qualifications & experience

It has been a long journey for me to feel ready to offer my services to you as a counsellor.

Since 1993 I have been exploring Mindfulness, personal understanding and development within a community of Buddhist practitioners. I have trained in addiction recovery methods, peaceful communication techniques and various approaches to unhelpful thinking. I have been teaching and mentoring in that context for 15 years.

In 2003/4 I worked as a Samaritan.

In 2013 I enrolled at Life-Force in Colchester and engaged with their BACP Gold Book standard course to become a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor.

My training will not stop there as I am committed to ongoing professional development and I continue to regularly attend retreats and workshops in both buddhist and counselling contexts.

Each of these trainings has influenced me in different ways. I hope we will find a way together to transform whatever troubles you.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic self-criticism, emotional numbness, lack of purpose, dissatisfaction.

Fees

I charge £40 per 50 minute session.

Maps & Directions

Colchester, CO2 7EH
Colchester, CO1 2QL

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Tuesday 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm Thursday 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm 7pm 8pm 9pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
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