Alison Kathryn Evans
I am a Professional Counselling Practitioner providing therapy from a Person Centred background with an integrative dynamic.This means that I work with an assortment of therapeutic approaches and techniques that suit each individuals needs, which are client led or non-directive.
In addition to this I offer the Solution Focused Approach, CBT, Brief Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Dream Analysis, the Rewind Technique for clients with PTSD, flashbacks, anxiety and unwanted involuntary thoughts and Single Session Therapy, also known as One At A Time Therapy.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss how this can impact on or improve your situation and help you make sense of and work through any difficulties that you may have.
I welcome questions about the kind of work I offer and how therapeutic intervention can assist you in your situation.
I am Registered with the BACP, which is accredited by the Professional Standards for Health and Social Care and I work in accordance with their Ethical Framework and Code for Good Practice. I have submitted an Accreditation Application and am presently awaiting a result.
I am fully insured, supervised and committed to ongoing professional development.
I regularly attend training events and keep up to date with relevant courses and legislation.
In 2004 I decided to add academic knowledge to my life experience and work towards a career as a Professional Counselling Practitioner.
I have worked on a voluntary basis with those who are drug and alcohol dependent,including prisoners and their families and in the field of sexual abuse.
I have Counselled young people based at a High School, University students, worked with the aged, the bereaved, those struggling with mental ill-health, male and female survivors of sexual molestation, couples, families and young people, those suffering trauma from road traffic accidents, broken relationships, stress, anxiety, depression and various other life issues.
To date, my work experience is varied and interesting and I am fully committed to supporting people through counselling and therapeutic progression.
Part of my previous work at RASA involved assessing and supporting clients of ISVA workers (Independent Sexual Violence Advisers) who were referred to me after the trial of their perpetrator has concluded for Counselling, many of whom experience DID ( dissociate identity
I have undertaken appropriate training to work with children who are survivors of rape and/or sexual abuse between the ages of 5 and 18 years. I worked for RASA Wirral, Liverpool and Sefton, providing counselling and emotional support to young people who fit this description and their families/guardians, in addition to my ongoing work there with men and women.
In 2017, I became part of a team to develop computerised psychological services. I took a Consultancy and Clinical Lead position for a project relating to the development of computerised therapy and am presently founder supplier of services provided via an app.
I have provided support to members of the emergency services who are exposed to loss of life and/or trauma within their line of duty.
I support University students whose course requirements stipulate that they must undertake personal counselling sessions as part of their own professional development.
I have facilitated an outreach project within the Probation Service offering Counselling to male and female survivors of sexual abuse who have been placed on probation, as well as working alongside management in delegating and managing my case load.
I provide counselling sessions for Body Care Clinics/Doctors Chambers, supporting clients who have been involved in road traffic accidents and accidents within the working environment and have done so routinely since 2012. I also provide support for the company staff.
I spent three years as 'in-house Therapist providing Counselling and support for young looked after people who are semi-independent along with staff members, at KPMS.
I provide 90 minute face to face Counselling sessions on The Wirral at MCTC. Part of my work at the centre is to provide support to suicidal clients through a programme which is unique to MCTC.
I offer Counselling via Skype to individuals who are struggling with addictions and face to face support to University students partaking in Counselling courses, who are on placement.
I provide counselling face to face, by telephone, VSee and Skype to this effect, as well as in my private practice.
I would describe myself as being naturally empathetic and intuitive and I am also flexible and adaptable and can often see clients with very little notice, including over evenings and weekends.
My work commitments and life style is such that I am to provide face to face, online and telephone counselling, particularly afternoons, evenings and weekends.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theories (Maryland Centre)
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory (ABC)
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theories (UCLAN)
AD DIP in Person Centred Counselling Skills and Theories
Single Session/ One At A Time Therapy (Professor Windy Dryden) 2019
Script Writing (Tending to your inner garden) with Gillian Torres 2018.
Non violent Communication 2019
School-no place for children 2019
Development in Adversity and Trauma CAMHS
Training with IAPT systems (Conclusion Matters)
Training (Rape and Sexual Abuse
Training (Legal Aspects and RASA System)
Telephone Training (Staffing Support Lines)
Training (Vicarious Trauma)
Training for Support Phone Line workers (RASA)
Training (Domestic Violence)
Training (Safeguarding) LCSB
The Freedom to Heal (Working with Male Survivors of Abuse)
How Trauma is held in the Body
Complex Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress
Ethical Decision Making
BACP Proficiency Test.
Rewind Therapy (Programme Creator Dr David Muss)
Child Sexual Exploitation (RASA)
Training in Ritualistic Abuse (RASA)
Dissociation and DID (RASA)
Training in Working with Abused Children and their Family/Guardian/Care-Giver
The Quality of Tenderness - (Dr Brian Thorne)
Suicide Prevention (MCTC)
ART Therapy (MCTC)
Working with Objects (MCTC)
Working together Multi Agency (LCSB)
Managing Neglect (CAMHS)
Suicide Prevention 2016 & 2019 (MCTC)
Inner Child Work
Self-Harm in young people CAMHS
Patterns in Parenting and Attachment (CAMHS)
Child development in Adversity and Trauma (CAMHS)
Eating Difficulties to Eating Disorders ( CAMHS)
Children, Young People and Mental Health in Technology (CAMHS)
Obsessions and Compulsions
Suicide Prevention 2017 MCTC
Working with Eating disorders 2017
Creative Writing (Mindfulness) 2018
I partake in training events as part of my personal and professional development on an ongoing basis, in addition to and including monthly individual support and supervision.
I have experience in the following areas:
High School Counsellor supporting young people between the ages of 11 and 15 years, with issues connected to relationship difficulties, abuse issues, self harm, low self esteem, bullying, anger and bereavement or loss.
I was based in a GP Practice with clients who were diagnosed with various forms of mental ill health.
I have worked for Age Concern, supporting clients above the age of 50.
I have also supported prisoners and their families, along with those whose lives have been affected by substance misuse and addiction.
Until April 2016 I worked for 6 years with clients who have been raped and/or sexually abused at some point in their lives, historically or recently, many of whom are going through court procedures including children and young people. I manage a case load of clients in the City who fall into this category and visit children in primary school to provide this support.
My clients are male and female adults and young people.
I receive referrals to counsel clients face to face and over the telephone or via webcam who have been involved in road traffic accidents as well as those who have suffered accidents at work.
I provide assessments and make recommendations regarding appropriate therapeutic models and time scales.
The client referrals come through Body Care Clinics Limited/Doctors Chambers and this work is incorporated into my private practice.
I have worked online for Mootu Counselling Service, Counselling and Coaching people from the global community who bring a variety of issues, for which they require support.
I currently offer counselling to Edge Hill University students undertaking Ph'ds and Masters Degrees in Counselling & Psychotherapy who require personal counselling as part of their course material.
There is a short video clip on Mootu, which elaborates on the type of work I do and enables you to hear and see me as I talk about my approach.
By typing Alison Kathryn Evans (MBACP) on the search the Counsellor's tab on that site you will have access to the 4 minute clip. * Mootu services were removed in January 2015 though I continue to offer Skype sessions privately.
I provide face to face sessions in the heart of Liverpool City Centre and on The Wirral by appointment only and can occasionally be seen with very little notice, including evenings and weekends.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Occasionally I receive requests from parents or legal guardians who require support for their own children or those who are in their care.
Please contact me with any questions you may have regarding counselling for young people and the ways in which I can assist.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
Face to face sessions between two offices in the heart of the City Centre or in a luxurious Holistic Centre on The Wirral are priced at £50. Face to Face Couples Counselling is priced at £60 for ninety minutes.
In addition to this, I provide sessions in Sefton, L30 at a slightly reduced rate.
Concessions are available for students and for block bookings which are available by request.
Fees are negotiable for Online, Telephone, Single Session Therapy and The Rewind Technique.
Please contact me by telephone, text or email to book a face to face, telephone or online counselling session or to ask any questions you may have to assist you in your decision to proceed.
I commit to responding to all requests promptly and well within a 24 hour period.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Afternoons, Evenings, Weekends - occasionally at short notice, particularly Single Session Therapy or Rewind Technique.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|