J. Sian Evans
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This professional is available for new clients.
Firstly I would like to acknowledge you for reaching out, it is often the bravest and most uncomfortable step to admit when we are in need of support.
Who are we? :-
Founded by me, Sian Evans over 12 years ago, We are Menai Bridge Counselling Service, between us we have over 30 years experience, we are all Qualified Integrative Counsellors, and are able to offer counselling both online and in person, so are in a position to work with clients in our local community and nationally.
All our associate counsellors are fully insured and BACP registered abiding by their BACP code of ethics. and supervision requirements.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to check out just some of our testimonials.
We recognise that, you, our clients come to us, when you are at your most vulnerable and as such we offer you a service, that provides with a non judgemental, secure and safe space to be heard with integrity and authenticity to explore your thoughts and feelings and make sense of and let go of the painful feelings you are carrying, whilst building future coping strategies. We are passionate in supporting you to build healthier emotional lives, that enable you to move forward making positive changes.
We work with you, beginning with creating a safe and secure base for you to explore what is important to you. So we can then support you to explore the issues that are unique to you, in order for you to achieve the personal goals you have set for yourself, what ever they might be.
What services do we offer? :-
We offer a integrative, humanistic and eclectic counselling service, which means we work with you, listening and identify your counselling needs using a variety of counselling models, including Transactional Analysis, Person Centred, Solution Focussed, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Therapeutic Coaching, Trauma informed and Psychodynamic practices that best support your needs.
Who we work with? :- Children, Young People & Adults.
We are able to offer specialist counselling including - Abuse, Anxiety Attachment, Children and Young People, Confidence, Depression, Family breakdowns, Inner child work, LGTBQ+, Low mood, Manging Chronic Health Conditions, Menopause and Midlife, Motivation and Mindset, Older Adults, Relationships & Dynamics, Self Care, Identity and Image, Sexuality, Terminal illness & End of Life, and Trauma ( past childhood / adult ).
What to expect when you make an enquiry with us:-
- When you initially reach out to us we will arrange a initial FREE 15 minute call to check we have the right counsellor to fit your needs and gain a brief understanding of your counselling requirements.
- We pride ourselves on ensuring that we are the right support for you at this time and will either offer you a 60-75 minute in depth consultation to explore in detail your reason for seeking counselling at this time and work with you to consider which counsellor will best suit your needs. Or signpost you to the most appropriate service/ support.
- We will then book you a initial counselling assessment with your chosen counsellor.
- All of the above is done to ensure we are doing our very best to offer you a bespoke service that is tailor made for you and your needs.
How long? :-
The length of counselling depends on your individual issues.
We work at your pace and will support you in your counselling journey whether it be short, medium or long term. Counselling is like a piece of string, we don't know until we begin to support you how long you will need support for. However that being said in Counselling YOU ARE IN THE DRIVING SEAT, and as such you are in CONTROL as to how long we work together, we will always help you to navigate what's best for you.
We will explore together how long may be beneficial for you, based on your individual needs and will set out a initial number of sessions with you, that feel comfortable for you. this will be reviewed regularly.
What can I expect from counselling? :-
Counselling by its very nature, is about exploring painful thoughts and feelings and will be emotionally challenging and draining at times. As such there will be times when you feel worse before you feel better and lighter. However this is all part of the counselling process and as your counsellors we are there to support you. The end result will mean that you are able to move forward hopefully feeling lighter and able to express and manage your emotions in a healthier way.
" Sian has been a fantastic counsellor - she helped put me at ease with the counselling process from the start and seemed to really understand me and the issues was hoping to address, even when I was struggling to understand and express myself.
It is thanks to Sian's knowledge and skill that I have been able to make so much positive progress. I almost feel like a new person compared to how I felt before beginning counselling. Its a liberating feeling.
I really appreciate Sian's balance of friendliness and understanding with honesty and professionalism. I always felt that she had my best interests at heart, even when the work we were doing was challenging.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her as a counsellor." Female mid 30's
"Counselling with Sian was a positive experience for me - I wish I had done it years earlier! I came out of it feeling calmer than ever before, and there has been a marked improvement in my relationships." Female Late 40's
" After 2 unsuccessful attempts at counselling the past, I was nervous about trying again, however Sian was gentle, open and supportive. She helped me unpick my issues, allowing me to understand my emotional responses and behaviours. I cant overstate the difference this has made to my confidence and wellbeing. It has been transformative." Female mid 40's
"I was very happy with the service I received. After struggling for years with my mental health, I took the leap of faith to have counselling and was so glad I chose o see Sian. I will always be rateful for the help and support provided during my sessions. Female mid 40's
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative counselling
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training.
Certified Menopause Support Coach.
I attend monthly CPD on Menopause research, including Mental Health, Osteoporosis and ADHD to name few.
Currently in the process of completing a Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching with The Coaching Academy.
I ma passionate about personal development and frequently research Positive Psychology, Attachment, Mindset and Inner child training.
I am a Qualified Integrative counsellor with a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative counselling. A Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics and boundaries. I am also committed to personal professional development and receive 1.5 hours of supervision per month as required by the BACP.
My background spans over 35 years working in social services, NHS, education & charitable organisations.
My Counselling background most recently includes 10 years in Private Practice, prior to this 2 years as a honorary counsellor with Bangor University, supporting students of all ages (18+) with a wide range of issues including abuse, anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief and low self esteem and physical illness.
I also spent 2 years as volunteer counsellor with the Rape and Sexual abuse Centre (RASAC). This work included supporting women, men and young people with issues such as childhood abuse, sexual, physical, mental, financial abuse and rape.
I have previous counselling experience with Ty Gobaith and Cruse supporting young people and children with issues of bereavement and life limiting illness.
I also have over 10 years experience of supporting individuals with food / weight related issues.
I worked for 7 years as a pastoral counsellor with young people with Emotional and Behavioural issues including issues of low self esteem, relationships, self harm, school phobia, Managing behavioural issues in school. I have worked with individuals and groups.
I also have worked in collaboration with the counselling provider, for the North Wales Fire Service employees.
I also have provided staff counselling for the WEA and First Hydro.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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SELF SOOTHING USING ALCOHOL, FOOD OR SELF HARM
£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Free 15 connection call
Initial telephone consultation (45-60 minutes) £55
Individual sessions (50 minutes) £55.00
Fees paid via bank transfer at least 24hours prior to session.
EAP fees will be discussed with individual organisations.
When I work
Having associate counsellors with Menai Bridge Counselling Service means that we will do our level best to offer flexibility with client availability.
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Please feel free to contact me for further information via email or text, to discuss any queries you may have.
We now offer Life Coaching.
We can offer staff Counselling & Coaching to many organisations including Insurance companies, Business's, Charities, GP's, Occupational Health.