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About us

We are a registered charity that has been providing counselling services since 1978.  We offer anyone over 16, of any lifestyle, nationality or background, a confidential, professional and caring environment in which to discuss their feelings and explore their needs.

We have a pool of qualified (BACP, UKCP, NCS or similar), skilled counsellors, who offer low cost services and an opportunity to be listened to, to those in need.  This might be help with stress, anxiety, bereavement, abuse, work or life challenges, relationship problems, loneliness, lack of confidence, depression and phobias, as well as many other issues.

Simply call the nearest reception:  Cambridge - 01223 233047, Peterborough - 01733 553166

We also offer a number of counselling related services to businesses and organisations of all sizes, to improve staff welfare, attendance and morale, and to fulfil an employer's duty of care in difficult situations.  Simply contact our Business Development Manager for more information - bdm@evolvecounselling.org.uk

During the Coronavirus crisis, we are offering counselling sessions via telephone or video.

Training, qualifications & experience

All of our counsellors undertake a strict screening process before they are able to join as members of Evolve.  This ensures the highest standards of care and professionalism from all of our counsellors, and well as a wide range of experience of client issues. 

Evolve counsellors are required to work to BACP/UKCP codes of ethics and standards of practice and Evolve’s Code of Practice and are either accredited/registered members of BACP/UKCP/Evolve or equivalent, or are working towards such accreditation/registration. All Evolve Counsellors work for Evolve subject to regular satisfactory enhanced CRB/DBS checks. All Evolve counsellors are required to be in regular supervision and undertake continuing professional development.

If you are a practising counsellor who would like to join Evolve as a member, you will benefit from the opportunity to engage and share best practice with other qualified professionals, receive client referrals for a wide range of issues, access to a clearly defined code of practice and professional support services, and subsidised CPD and training workshops.  Please email us for further details, membership@evolvecounselling.org.uk

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

We offer general counselling for all issues, but may refer to a more specialist agency if the issue is particularly long-term or severe.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

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Fees

From £5.00 to £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

We aim to provide counselling to anyone who needs it at a fair rate and believe that wherever possible, finances should not be a barrier to receiving help.  Therefore we charge on a sliding scale, which is based on income and personal circumstances.

Availability

Voice message service available when reception is not staffed.  Flexible appointment times available for face to face and video sessions.

Further information

The Counselling Process: 
- Contact us yourself and leave your details with reception. 
- A reception counsellor will then provide information about the service and arrange an initial assessment with an experienced counsellor.  This lasts approximately 90 minutes and will explore your needs and expectations and assess whether counselling will be the best way forward for you.  On occasions, we may refer you to other agencies or provide possible alternatives but the most appropriate approach for you will be discussed with you to ensure the right solution is found. 
- In most situations, further counselling sessions will be provided by the same counsellor on a one to one, face to face basis, at regular intervals for a period, which will be either time-limited or open-ended.

Peterborough
Northamptonshire
PE8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Some counsellors have wheelchair access - others not. Please specify requirements at reception.

Supervision

All Evolve counsellors undergo regular supervision and Evolve has a number of qualified supervisors working for the charity.

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Cambridgeshire Consultancy In Counselling

Cambridgeshire Consultancy In Counselling