Eva Van Eeghen. MA Couns. MBACP (Accred.).
Perhaps you are troubled as a result of life-events such as general relationship difficulties or disappointments, a bereavement, post-natal depression, children leaving home, divorce, work or health problems, terminal illness, or dying. You might have difficult decisions to make or just feel generally dissatisfied and restless. Sometimes the stresses and strains of life simply become too much. You might just feel that life isn’t all that you'd like it to be.
Perhaps you are living with a partner who has difficulties relating emotionally. This might bring its own particular challenges, and maybe you need a professional with whom to talk things through.
Perhaps you feel very isolated, lacking in confidence, angry, low self-esteem.
Perhaps, up until now, you have always managed to ‘get through’ on your own or with the support of close family or friends. But this time, even that doesn’t seem to be helping. You are beginning to think that the time has come to get support from someone who is professionally trained, who will understand your wish for things to be different and who will try to understand what it might be like for you right now.
About me: I grew up in the Netherlands and New Zealand, and also lived in France for two years before settling in England.
My professional background is in Nursing and I came to counselling when I realised that the part I loved best was to sit with people and accompany them on their emotional and psychological journeys.
I am trained and committed to listening to you in a way that doesn’t judge you, nor tell you what to do. I offer you a caring, compassionate and confidential relationship where you can openly and freely explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions as much or as little as you wish to. This can help you to make sense of your experiences, accept your feelings, gain a new perspective or help you find ways of coping with the difficulties that you might be facing. It can also lead to greater self-trust, confidence and self-esteem, and will enable you to develop your own inner resources. The objective is for you to become able to see yourself as a person with the power and freedom to change; to become your own expert.
I have many years of experience within counselling organisations and in private practice, as well as tutoring on counselling courses. I enjoy working with adults of all ages and backgrounds and I believe that counselling can be helpful at whatever place in life you find yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Master in Counselling degree from the University of East Anglia (UEA), which I gained following successful completion of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, also from the UEA.
These trainings are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) of which I am a Registered and Accredited Member.
I have taught on the Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling course at the UEA, as well as the Introduction to Counselling Skills courses and the Certificate in Counselling Skills courses at the Norwich Centre.
I was a Personal Development (PD) facilitator on the Diploma in Counselling course, also at the Norwich Centre.
I have a private practice halfway between Long Stratton and Diss in south Norfolk.
During the Coronavirus pandemic I am only offering client sessions via remoye platforms such as Zoom,WhatApp video, FaceTime, or phone call.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays I am available during working hours and have some evening availability.
The Person-Centred counselling approach was devised by and based on the theory and philosophy of Dr. Carl Rogers. It is a non-directive approach based on the assumption that a client seeking help in the resolution on the problem they are experiencing, can enter into a relationship with a counsellor who is sufficiently accepting and permissive to allow the client to freely express themselves without being directed or judged by the counsellor.
This will enable the client to develop inner resources; the objective is for the client to become able to see him/herself as a person with the power and freedom to change.