R. Leighton Evans MA Supervisor MBACP BABCP UKPTS EMDR
Type of Counselling available
The main modality of Counselling is centred upon a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) concept although in an eclectic manner other Counselling approaches are employed.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) is a further modality employed to focus upon all levels of trauma.
Mindfulness is also focussed upon to assist with particular issues relating to stress and anxiety.
The counselling focus is to determine in a collaborative relationship, what best meets the Client’s presenting issue.
Mutual trust and confidentiality, together with being non-judgmental and congruent, are essential for any therapeutic intervention.
All counselling is supervised by appropriate clinical supervision with adherence towards the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practise in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2009).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 30 years experience of employment within the public sector and have an extensive range of person to person contact with individuals and groups.
This contact has ranged involving conflict, anger management and emotional concerns. Further problem solving experiences have involved trauma associated with road traffic collisions, general crime as well as homicide and suicide. Contact has involved adults as well as children and young persons.
For the past 9 years I have varying experience of supervised placement counselling with a variety agencies. These agencies have focused upon offering support towards Loss, Bereavement, Bullying, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Trauma, Rape,Depression and Anxiety issues.
I hold both Certificate of Counselling and Post Graduate Diploma in counselling (CBT) and have also successfully concluded an MA (CBT) research program at University of Wales, Newport . I also possess a Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision University of Wales, Newport.
I am a registrant (Certificate No 39357) of BACP Register/Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
I have also completed all relevant training in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) under the direction of Dr. Michael Patterson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (EMDR Masterclass)
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP),a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP),United Kingdom Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS) and EMDR Association Europe and NI.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Clinical Supervision - £50 per hour (discounts available for students).
Issues of anxiety, depression and low self esteem have been experienced with relevant support succesfully attained by Clients. Types of loss, bereavement and relationship concerns have also been succesfully supported. Further issues of trauma, sexual, physical and psychological abuse have been succesfully supported.
Counselling is held in the main in a private consultative environment but that other areas such as home visits are negotiable.
Each initial counselling session will cost:
(EAP and Medico-legal referrals negotiable). Cash or cheque (with bank card) are acceptable. Negotiated home visits will incur mileage expence of 40p per mile.
Counselling appointments are arranged between Monday to Friday between 10.00am to 4.00pm. whilst weekend and evening appointments are negotiable.
Counselling sessions will last approx. 1 hour, whilst the initial assessment may continue beyond 1 hour.
48 hours notice is normally required for a cancelled appointment.
In an emergency 24 hours is acceptable.
Upon mutual agreement and respect it is essential that appointments are kept. All clients need to understand that the time you book is yours and therefore unable to fit in another client into your appointment slot at short notice.
Cancelling in the last instance without good reasoning or simply not turning up for an appointment will incur the full fee for the session you have booked.