Evelyn Montgomery. Registered Member BACP Counsellor and Coach

Evelyn Montgomery.   Registered Member BACP       Counsellor and Coach

The Montgomery Practice
Forge Cottage
Shipton Bellinger
Tidworth
Hampshire
SP9 7UF

01980 849062 / 07766 522258

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About me


As a psychotherapeutic counsellor and coach I see each person as unique and work with you as an individual.

I see therapy as a developing conversation which explores the possibilities for changing and improving our lives by examining the current life crisis, problem or confusion with an awareness of past experiences that may still trigger certain feelings and reactions in us.

I offer a safe, confidential space where you can look at your world and feelings without judgement. Together we will explore how you currently experience your world and through this discover new possibilities for your life and tools to help you cope in the future.

People come to therapy for many reasons. For some a sudden loss or trauma may have made coping difficult. Others may want to gain more insight into themselves to change their patterns. And some experience personal, emotional or relationship difficulties which they would like to understand. Sometimes we just don’t know what's wrong. but need to talk to someone to work out what’s going on. Whatever your reasons, research has shown that speaking to a supportive professional is helpful.

Together we will decide whether a brief intervention for a current life crisis or longer term therapy will be the most helpful for you.

I work from a private location near Tidworth, about 10 minutes from Andover or Stockbridge in Hampshire. Public transportation and free parking are available.


Experience

I have been a practising therapist for ten years working in a variety of settings, in long and short term therapy, including the NHS, the University of Surrey and in private practice.

I have worked with a range of personal issues and have over 1,000 hours practice experience.


I am an registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework for good practice.


I am currently working at Grayshott Medical Spa on their Wellbeing Programme and in private practice.

My area of special interest is Nutritional Psychiatry which looks at how diet and supplements fuel your brain and help improve your mood naturally.

I see people with a wide range of issues and have successfully treated them by integrating counselling and coaching styles incorporating CBT and NLP into my approach. We can explore together during your initial session what is best for you. I specialise in nutrition to help improve your mood naturally. I like to find the tools that will help you feel better quickly so that you can live your best life.

I help people when they are experiencing:

  • Anxiety
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Feeling sad
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Changing patterns of behaviour
  • Emotional abuse
  • Bullying
  • Family issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Stress
  • Loneliness
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Separation and divorce
  • Finding life difficult
  • Finding change difficult
  • Making life changing decisions
  • Difficulties achieving goals


Depression and Anxiety can be experienced in very different ways from feeling sad, feeling tired all the time to panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder and PTSD. As well as talking through how you are feeling we can look at positive actions you can take to start making the changes so that you can feel how you would like to again.

I have experience helping patients, their careers and their families, cope with diagnosis, treatment and recovery from illness. I have worked in a Cancer ward and work on an award winning Diabetes management team. Having support and someone to talk to outside of friends and family at times of change, loss and grief can be so helpful.

I successfully treat many people who struggle with their relationship with food. I give regular talks on The Psychology of Eating. Looking at the emotions that might be behind eating patterns is an extremely effective way to change those patterns in the long term and is vital to control what, why and when you eat.

Coping with betrayal and affairs in relationships from suspicion and discovery to separation and divorce can trigger many extremely difficult feelings and situations that talking through with someone who will listen without judgement can be such a relief and help you find a way forwards.

I have coached many teenagers and adults to overcome bullying in school, in the workplace or in their home. This often involves looking at ways to respond differently, how to prioritise and express your own needs and building self-esteem. Once this pattern is changed it positively effects your relationships for the rest of your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Degree in Psychology

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling

I also have a Diploma in Life Coaching specialising in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

I am a registered member of the BACP (the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Additionally I am a member of both the Coaching Division and the Children and Young People Division of the BACP.

I have additional training in Mindfulness and in Counselling Children and Young People.

I also have experience counselling for the NHS and in Youth Counselling.

I have many years experience working with cancer patients, their families and staff at The Royal Surrey County Hospital attached to St Luke's Ward.

I have practiced as part of the Wellbeing team at the University of Surrey.

I am also a counsellor and coach at Grayshott Medical Spa as part of their Wellbeing team.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Coping with life changes

Personal growth and development

Social skills

Changing patterns in relationships

Making life decisions

Making goals

Fees

For One hour session:

£50

£40 for under 18s

£70 for a couples session.

Programme

initial 15 minute consultation

For a 90 minute session and 3 follow up sessions of an hour

£200


I offer reduced rates for students.

Appointments can can be face to face, by telephone or on Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp video call.

Please get in touch for more information.

Further information

Session time and duration:

Sessions are 60 minutes long, normally held on a weekly basis. The number of sessions people come for varies greatly.

A lot can be achieved in either a single session or a few sessions in short term focused therapy or we can work at more depth over a longer period of time that suits you.


Maps & Directions

Tidworth, SP9 7UF

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples