Evelyn Montgomery MBACP MBPsS Counsellor and Coach
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As a psychotherapeutic counsellor and coach I see each person as unique and work with you as an individual. I offer online, telephone and face to face counselling and I always try to find you an appointment within a week of you getting in touch with me.
Please ask if you would like dog therapy (when we have my puppy, Enzo, in the room with us).
I also offer Walking Therapy. One hour outside talking things through can make an enormous difference. (This will resume when restrictions are lifted)
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 can be very 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.
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, Grayshott Medical Spa and in private practice.
I have worked with a range of personal issues and have over 1,000 hours practice experience.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework for good practice. I am also a member of the British Psychological Society.
My areas of special interest are Relationships, Anxiety, Trauma, Burnout and Nutritional Psychology (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:
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- Feeling sad
- Low self-esteem
- Bereavement and loss
- Relationship issues
- Changing patterns of behaviour
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Parenting issues
- 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) (MBACP)
I am a member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
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 have also been a counsellor and coach at Grayshott Medical Spa as part of their Wellbeing team.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Coping with life changes
Personal growth and development
Changing patterns in relationships
Making life decisions
From £50.00 to £90.00
For 50 minute session:
£40 for under 18s
£70 for a couples session.
Initial 15 minute consultation
For a 90 minute session and 3 follow up sessions of 50 minutes
I offer reduced rates for students.
Appointments can can be face to face, by telephone or on Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp video call.
I also offer Walking Therapy - please ask.
Please get in touch for more information.
I have availability for online, telephone and face to face sessions.
There is also an option of Walking Therapy.
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.