I am a BACP Accredited Counselling Practitioner providing therapeutic support 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.
I am Registered with the BACP, which is accredited by the Professional Standards for Health and Social Care. I work in accordance with their Ethical Framework and Code for Good Practice and I have achieved Accreditation status.
I am fully insured, supervised and committed to ongoing personal and professional development. I regularly attend training events and keep up to date with relevant courses and legislation.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss how working with me can impact on or improve your situation and help you make sense of and work through any difficulties that you may want to resolve.
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, as well as with male and female adults.
In 2017, I became part of a team at Doctors Chambers to develop computerised psychological services. I was Research Consultant during the early stages providing a clinical overview and later became Clinical Lead and Founder Supplier of computerised therapy (CCBT) I am presently Founder Supplier of the service which providing video and telephone consultations, via an app. This is continuing to develop and we about to launch the second stage of computerised CBT (March 2020)
I have provided welfare 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 provided 90 minute face to face Counselling sessions on The Wirral at MCTC from 2015 to 2010. Part of my work at the centre was to provide support to suicidal clients through a programme which is unique to MCTC.
I offer counselling by video 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 and video 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.
I have availability during afternoons, evenings and weekends only.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theories (Maryland Centre) 2005
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory (ABC) 2006
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theories (UCLAN) 2010
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults ( AJ & Friends) 2020
Introduction to Suicide Awareness ( Counsellor CPD ) 2020
Holistic Living- Living An Abundant Life ( Liverpool Wellbeing Centre) 2020
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 Children and Working together with Multi Organisations)) LCSB) 2015
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) 2017
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) 2017
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 peer 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 adults and young people 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. I managed a case load of clients in the City who fall into this category and visited 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 work as an associate counsellor accepting EAP referrals from numerous companies.
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 provide 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
By typing Alison Kathryn Evans (MBACP) Accredited into 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 video sessions privately.
I provide face to face sessions in the heart of Liverpool City Centre by appointment only and can occasionally be seen with very little notice, including evenings and weekends.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
Concessions offered for
Face to face sessions in the heart of Liverpool City Centre or on The Wirral are priced at £50.
Face to Face Couples Counselling is priced at £60 for up to ninety minutes.
Concessions are available for students, those on a reduced income and for block bookings which are available by request and are at my discretion.
Fees are negotiable for Online, Telephone, Single Session Therapy and The Rewind Technique*Please be aware that I maintain a strict cancellation policy. Same day cancellations or failure to attend confirmed appointments will incur a fee to cover my costs. I routinely send reminders the day before appointments requesting confirmation of attendance in an attempt to avoid this*.
Afternoons, evenings, weekends - occasionally at short notice.
Due to current government guidelines relating to Covid 19, I am currently working remotely only!
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.