Angela Evans

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Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi. Welcome to my page and taking time to visit my profile.

I appreciate it can be difficult to deal with, and move on from challenging life events, past and present. We can all experience many feelings such as anxiety, depression, anger and fear. This may lead us to feel overwhelmed, out of control and uncertain in our everyday lives. Feel assured you are not alone and taking time to consider and understand your thoughts, feelings and emotions can be crucial to your wellbeing. 

It is so important to be kind to yourself in order achieve fulfilling lives. I hope to support you with your difficulties, which will guide you in adopting and utilising skills both old and new.

My background

I qualified as a person-centred integrative counsellor in June 2021 so am guided by the client needs and their goals. This approach helps the client feel listened to and promotes empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. Having a positive therapeutic relationship gives the person time to think in the here and now, consider experiences and clarify and explore personal issues and difficulties. An integrative way of working uses several approaches to deal with individual experiences and optimise therapeutic benefits.

I am warm, approachable, non-judgmental and maintain and uphold values such as confidentiality, trust and respect. I aim to enable and empower my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe manner. 

I have vast experience in supporting those with mental and physical health problems. I am currently a trainee traumatologist undertaking a post graduate course in Trauma and PTSD. This approach advocates a three-stage trauma informed process, involving stabilization and processing and combining the skills learnt in both. Since January 2022 I have worked with those with Complex Post Traumatic Stress as part of this process. I spent invaluable time volunteering as a trainee counsellor working with clients who experienced bereavement and loss, especially through the COVID- 19 pandemic.

I offer online, telephone and face to face and walking therapy as a professional sole practitioner under Dragonfly Counselling. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Diploma in Person Centred Integrative Counselling 
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Mental Health)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Disorder
  • Bereavement support foundation course
  • Diploma in Neuropsychology
  • Diploma in Neurolinguistic Programming
  • Inner child healing Diploma
  • Certificate in online counselling skills
  • Mandatory training for safeguarding children and adult protection
  • Various short continued professional development courses involving creative ways of working with clients
  • Brainspotting (Part 1 + 2)

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I can offer support to those who have experienced infant loss and individuals "pre-bereaved" by dementia.  I also have experience in working with individuals with gender dysphoria and neurodiversity. I offer creative ways of working, as appreciate communicating can be challenging.

Therapies offered

Fees

£35.00 - £60.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a free informal chat, to see if what I can offer is suited to your needs. Introductory sessions are priced at £35 an hour, with specialist interventions priced up to £60 session. Concessions are available, with additional reductions for block bookings.

When I work

My hours are flexible during the weekdays and can include early evenings if needed. However, I am not available on Tuesdays, due to prior commitments.

Further information

As mentioned, I am about to complete a Post graduate diploma in Trauma and Post Traumatic stress, which involves, assessment, stabilisation, psychoeducation and Rewind and more. Trauma processing methods such as Prolonged Exposure, Image reimaging, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Narrative Exposure Therapy.

I have worked with individuals with physical and mental health problems for over 20 years, so have vast experience and knowledge of individual difficulties. 

As a registered professional with the British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists and the National Council of integrative Psychotherapists, I am duty bound to keep my clients safe and work within guidelines and protocols.

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Zoom
Angela Evans
Angela Evans