Dr Keith Evans

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Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH4
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About me

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I see clients for face-to-face therapy and by agreement on-line. I am open to new inquiries and operate a waiting list in times of high demand. Please contact me for more information and current availability.

I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist working with clients that wish to address a range of life-issues including relationships, anxiety, depression, post-natal depression, work-related stress, trauma and abuse, and grief, loss and bereavement. I work with clients of any age from 18 years onwards. I am also a trained supervisor, holding a Diploma in Contemplative Supervision, and am open to enquiries about supervision with therapists of any modality.

I aim to offer, above all else, trust and safety in our working relationship, focussing on understanding and supporting your unique needs. I do this through an empathetic, non-judgmental, accepting and supportive environment in which to jointly explore the nature of our psychotherapeutic work. Every working relationship is unique and I am therefore conscious of and sensitive to the differing therapeutic needs of each individual and use an integrative approach to meet these. 

Having always enjoyed working with people - across different organisations and in many different countries around the world, including managing and leading small and large teams of people - I started my psychotherapy journey in 2005. Having studied for a degree in psychology, I was looking for something that dealt with the human condition at a much deeper level, that reflected my experience of the interconnectivity of life and was attuned with Eastern philosophies as these resonated with my experience of life.

Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP), my main training modality, was therefore a natural fit for me as it has its roots in a Buddhist understanding of human experience in combination with the techniques and developments of Western psychology. This is contained in the concept of an integration of body, mind and spirit and CPP includes aspects of psycho-dynamics, body psychotherapy, trans-personal psychotherapy and Buddhist psychology. With its roots in ancient traditions and modern techniques CPP attempts to go beyond symptoms and to bring an engagement with living life to the full.  CPP enabled me to deepen my awareness of my own process as well as giving me the opportunity to support others in their exploration.​

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Training, qualifications & experience

I am accredited via the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP) with the UKCP (full clinical member 2011162584) and a registered member of BACP (member 373617). I am also entered on UKCP's supervisor register. I am a member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the Association For Prenatal And Perinatal Psychology And Health (APPPAH).

I qualified with a master's degree in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapeutic Practice through the Karuna Institute (http://www.karuna-institute.co.uk) and Middlesex University. I also hold a Diploma in Contemplative Supervision through Karuna Devon.

My doctorate (PhD) is from the University of Edinburgh in an area of specialist interest to me, pre- and perinatal psychology, a multi-disciplinary approach to experiences in prenatal life from pre-conception through to the initial 12 months of life post-birth.  My thesis focussed on the stories told to me by eleven women of their womb-life and births, and sometimes of the pregnancies and births that they had experienced with their own children. These eleven women had participated in a variety of educative trainings, and psychotherapeutic experiences called regressions, to explore the nature of their womb-life and birth through the lens of pre- and perinatal psychology. The stories they told showed how womb-life and birth experiences can, for some people, impact and inform our personality, ways-of-being in the world and our relationships as children and adults.

In addition, I have other relevant qualifications including a BSc(Hons) Psychology, an MSc in Occupational Psychology, a Pre- and Perinatal Educator Certificate, a Certificate in End-of-life Care, a Professional Diploma in Management and a Masters in Business Administration.

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have completed hundreds of hours of CPD related in womb-life and birth (also known as pre- and perinatal psychology), and how our experiences both preconception (though epigenetics and intergenerational trauma) and from conception through to birth can leave imprints that influence our personality structures and relational ways-of-being. I have undertaken and conducted personal regression experiences in this field, as well as trained as an integrative baby therapist, and I am currently completing a PhD; I have submitted my thesis for examination in February 2024. I am open to enquiries about working with this speciality.


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial appointment (50 minutes):       £40
Standard fee (60 minute sessions):    £60

Reduced fees: I hold open places with reduced fees; these are strictly subject to availability and are for 50-minute weekly sessions only. These are available for NHS, other emergency workers and military personnel as well as students and low waged clients. If any of these circumstances apply to you, you can contact me for my current availability and the reduced fee rate I offer.

When I work

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I have availability Wednesday to Friday. Please send an enquiry for more information.

Further information

I have had the wonderful experience of working with people of many different countries and cultures around the world and have a working knowledge of some European languages, having lived in mainland Europe for over 6 years. I therefore have a deep appreciation of other cultures and expatriate life.

I continue to have a number of measures in place to reduce possible infection such as COVID-19 at the practice - agreements will be made with clients in terms of access, service provision and mutual responsibilities.

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

There are 3 steps into the property, but the door is a double door. Wheelchair access may be possible if assistance can be accepted.

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person

I am a UKCP registered supervisor with a Diploma in Contemplative Supervision.

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Dr Keith Evans
Dr Keith Evans