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 practices near Diss in south Norfolk.
My south Norfolk practice is in a private and secluded 400 year old thatched cottage, within a small village, just one mile off the A140, half way between Diss and Long Stratton. There is plenty of space to park your car at the practice address.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
All appointments are £45.00 and last for one hour.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays I am available during working hours and have some evening availability.
Types of client