Katie Evans BA(hons), Dip., MBACP Registered
I can offer you a space to talk and to explore what may be causing you distress. I have been trained to listen deeply and reflect any patterns that may be occurring, with an aim to moving towards a happier life.
I am a qualified and experienced therapeutic counsellor, based in North London. I am now in private practice full time, however in the past I have worked as part of counselling teams specialising in bereavement and addiction. I have experience working with a large range of issues.
My background before training as therapist was involved in music, and I feel that this has given a real insight into life that I can use in my work. I have seen inside both the positive and negative sides and the effect it can have on people, especially around the pressures, expectations and the effects on self worth.
I offer a straight forward, open approach to counselling and a place to talk without fear of judgement. My style of counselling is integrative which, put simply, means that I believe that each person I see is an individual with individual needs and I have learned a range of skills and styles that I can use. I will work with you to find the best route towards change. I aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible in the counselling process so as well as talking I offer guided meditation, relaxation techniques and creative therapy.
I have spoken at international conferences around chemsex, drug use, self-worth and addiction. I also run training workshops around chemsex, party drugs and LGBT aware therapy. I have been published in Therapy Today (October 2016)
I am a registered member of the BACP and certified by CPCAB. I am a member of Pink Therapy and offer LGBTQIA, Poly, Sex Worker and Kink aware therapy.
"Without Katie I wouldn't have been able to explore my past and deal with issues that felt really difficult. I knew that they must have been affecting my current behaviour, but I didn't know how. Thank you for helping me feel comfortable enough to look at everything so that I could understand and move forward with my life."
"I had been meaning to see a counsellor for years and was apprehensive about it when I finally decided to go and see Katie. She made me feel at ease instantly and is very warm and caring in her manner, and I have opened up more than I thought possible in the 8 months I have been seeing her. Thank you again Katie, you are a lifesaver, literally."
"After going through a string of therapists and still feeling the same I felt that no one could help me. But after the first session with Katie, she gave me hope. She immediately made me feel comfortable talking about my depression & anxiety and she quickly got me on the road to a better head space. Thank you Katie."
What To Expect
Sometimes in life things can get on top of us or we feel unable to cope with them on our own. If you feel that counselling could benefit you then it starts by getting in touch. Once you contact me through the details listed on this page and we can arrange an initial 50 minute consultation. During this we can get to know each other as well as discussing any expectations or fears you may have around the counselling process and what you would like to gain from it. If you decide that you would like to go ahead with counselling then we will establish a contract including time, confidentiality, boundaries, and how many sessions we might aim for.
Counselling sessions will be held at a set time each week and, so that you can talk openly with me, our work will be confidential. Our relationship will involve a lot of input from you and it is my job to help you gain a better understanding of what is causing you difficulties. Once we have understanding then we are making the first steps towards change.
Often in big cities like London we don’t get time to ourselves to really explore and understand what is going on for us, counselling can give you that opportunity.
I work from three locations in London, in Soho, Liverpool Street and Kings Cross, and can offer morning, afternoon and evening sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
After previously doing a degree at the University of Liverpool, I gained my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from City and Islington College, London.
I also have completed training in personality disorders, loss, bereavement, sexual abuse, LGBT counselling and working with trans-identified and trans-historied clients.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Kink and Fetish
Sex Worker Aware
Initial consultation sessions (50 minutes) are charged at a flat rate of £60.
After this sessions cost £60-£70 based on the time and location you would like to be seen (locations at Soho, Liverpool Street and Kings Cross, and peak or off-peak times available).
Couples session £100
I also offer a low cost clinic, providing therapy at a reduced rate for those on low income.