Kate Evans

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Cornwall Counselling Service MBACP (Accred)
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Newquay, Cornwall, TR7
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Who I Am

I am a person-centred therapist but beyond that and more importantly I’m empathetic, Kind, Compassionate, Non-Judgemental and of course a great listener. I have also completed my training with the Anna Freud centre and can now offer Interpersonal therapy.

I am accredited with the BACP which means i have met their high standards of being an ethical therapist.

I have a post graduate diploma in working with children and young people who have experienced trauma.

I will sit beside you in your pain, anxiety, sadness, and darkest hour.

We will explore together whatever you wish to explore, and I will be your champion.

I hope to be the person you have always needed.

I truly care and I am passionate about my work

My Background

Before training to be a counsellor I spent many years working within the care system firstly with parents and their children, then as a foster carer before moving on to accommodate teenagers leaving the care system.

I have always been drawn to work in a job where I can make a real difference and it was in my role as a foster carer that inspired me to become a counsellor.

I had a sibling group in my care who had experienced a lot of trauma in their life and were receiving no therapeutic interventions, I felt it was a grave injustice and something that would have hugely benefited them so I decided to train to become the person that they needed.

five years ago, I started a Facebook group called ‘Empowered women of Cornwall’, the group has over 5800 members and has been featured twice on BBC Radio Cornwall and Cornwall live. I set it up as a place for isolated women in Cornwall to make friends and offer and be offered support.

I was honoured this year to be included in Cornwall lives list of Women making a difference in Cornwall.

My Experience

As well as my many years of working within the care system I have also attended numerous training courses to expand my knowledge.

I have attended intensive courses on Sexual abuse and Rape, addiction, Self-Harm, anxiety and depression, Attachment disorder and childhood bereavement and working with couples.

I also worked 1-1 and, in a group setting with autistic children and young people through play and art and I have worked within a secondary school as a counsellor.

What is person-centred counselling?

The core belief of person-centred therapy is that all of us have the potential to grow. I will promote this process, providing support to you as you make your way through this journey.

This non-direct style of counselling is thought to be beneficial to those who have a strong urge to explore themselves and their feelings, and for those who want to address specific habits or patterns of thinking. It deals with how you perceive yourself, and you have a free choice to discuss any issues you want to with no agenda or pressure from myself.

I offer counselling at Newquay therapy studios or remote.

How I can help you:

  • Achieve a better understanding of yourself
  • Release feelings of insecurity and guilt
  • Have a greater ability to trust your feelings
  • Develop healthier relationships
  • Improve self-expression
  • Develop complete and positive change

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 diploma in Person-centred counselling
  • Level 4 advanced certificate in counselling
  • Level 2 skills to counselling
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Post graduate diploma in working with children who have experienced abuse and trauma
  • CRASAC twenty week course in working with victims of sexual assault and rape
  • Penhaligon friends training- working with children experiencing bereavement
  • Addaction- working with addiction
  • compassion focused therapy
  • Skills to foster
  • Safeguarding
  • Human trafficking and exploitation
  • Working with Self-harm

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session

Additional information

£55 for 50 minute individual session.

When I work

  • Mondays 8.30am-12pm
  • Thursdays 1pm-6pm
  • Fridays 1pm-5pm
  • Saturdays

Newquay, Cornwall, TR7

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
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Kate Evans
Kate Evans