Diana Evans, MBACP, BA (Hons), PGDip Psychotherapy and Counselling
Life can be very challenging at times full of ups and downs. We can get stuck and overwhelmed in certain situations and this is when psychotherapy and counselling can help.
For many years I have worked in the City of London in a corporate and high pressured environment, I have an understanding of how the challenges of working in the City can sometimes trigger addictive behaviors, anxiety or depression.
My experience of seeing people get better when they learn to see themselves and their world differently gives me great joy and satisfaction, I see how shifts happens in the lives of my clients. This is a gradual process which I give full attention and dedication by providing a warm, non-judgmental and supportive environment where work can then begin by looking in depth at the needs of my client’s life difficulties and take the necessary steps towards the healing of emotional, mental and existential dis-ease.
I see therapy as a collaborative, supportive working relationship. My aim is to provide a distinctive space to make sense of what is going on in the life of my clients and the way they are feeling, enabling them to confront their anxieties and negative thoughts and to make decisions about how to live life and deal with life problems in their own way.
Working in partnership with my clients and building a trustworthy relationship allows the opportunity to really shed light on the difficulties my clients face and explore the possibilities and choices available to them, to seek a way to live life more fully and to take active steps towards change and transformation.
My clinical approach is integrative which means I draw upon different types of therapies, I take the view that there is no single approach that can treat you in all situations, there are many ways in which the human mind can be explored and understood and no one theory alone holds the answer.
I'm also drawn and find existential psychotherapy very helpful and useful way to look at the way we live our lives. Whilst the importance of past events, and relationship patterns or dynamics are integral to the person you are today, it is how you come to clarify and understand those events from the perspective of the present that will enable you to move forward.
Existential psychotherapy encourages a philosophical enquiry into life experience and relationships; it is a practical and relational approach which involves working with your real lived experience rather than interpretations based on theories and models of the mind. We are invited to consider our values, and what really matters to us, to examine our lives, and inspire us to live courageously, responsibly, and with authenticity.
I work both short or long term, depending on your needs. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Reg number 378931) and adhere to its code of ethics and complaints procedures.
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and regular supervision of my practice. I maintain professional indemnity insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Grad Dip in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's University
- Foundation Certificate in Counselling, Regent's University
- BA(Hons), Aberystwyth - University of Wales and Middlesex University
- Member of the BACP and registered with the UKCP
- Member of the Society for Existential Analysis
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer 50-minute sessions for individual adults at a fee of £55.00 Initial consultation £25.00
I work both short term e.g. 6-8 week block of sessions, as well as long term. We can discuss what feels most appropriate or convenient in your first session, and what you hope to gain within our relationship. Endings are an important part of therapy and you are free to cease at any point. However, depending on the duration of the work, I suggest that notice is given so we can work towards the ending and consolidate what's been done.
I maintain a few slots at a reduced rate for those on limited income or benefits: these are limited but please enquire for details.