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Kenneth Evans MBACP, BPC Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor

Ross-on-wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5BU
01989 940023 01989 940023 Registered / Accredited
Ross-on-wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5BU

About me

I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in private practice, after a number of years working in large counselling services within the charity and educational sectors. I have worked with individuals from ages 14 to 80+, for a vast range of issues, and have worked with couples where they need to jointly explore aspects of their relationship. I aim to treat every client with respect and as a unique individual. Counselling is a collaborative process and the relationship between counsellor and client, and how we work together, is the key to change.

Working with Individual Adults and Couples

My initial psychodynamic counselling training was in working with individual adults. In 2017, I also undertook considerable postgraduate training in counselling couples in order to understand better the significant difference in working with couples, all types of relationships, including friends, siblings, work partnerships, as well as in marriage and civil partnerships. I feel that this additional training is fundamental to working with couples as the work is so different to one to one.

Compass Point Counselling

Originally from Sussex, I now offer counselling in private practice at Compass Point Counselling online and from our welcoming, confidential and dedicated consulting room in the heart of Ross on Wye. I can also offer Skype / FaceTime online counselling in a few certain circumstances. However, the primary therapeutic relationship needs to be based in the consulting room. On our first appointment we can discuss and explore together the issues that have brought you to counselling, what you hope for, and we can decide together on how we might best work together.

If you would like to arrange to see me for an initial assessment consultation, please phone 01989 940023, click here to send me an email direct, or make contact with me or my female colleague through our contact form at www.CompassPointPotential.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working one to one with individuals since 1990, and bring that history of experience into my counselling work. I trained for 5 years in psychodynamic counselling with GCS, and after gaining my diploma and qualifying I completed another year as a qualified counsellor on their Associate course. My training was initially accredited by the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) and subsequently by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

In addition to my initial training in open-ended psychodynamic counselling, I have trained in psychodynamic time-limited therapy, and worked for a period at The University of Gloucestershire working with students for time-limited counselling for up to 12 sessions. I have also worked with clients referred for time-limited counselling and funded by their employer, a large Gloucestershire based company, for up to 6 sessions. I currently provide both open-ended and time-limited counselling for individual adults and couples.

Qualifications:

  • Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS): Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - Accredited by The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
  • GCS: Certificate in Counselling Skills - Accredited by the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF)
  • GCS: Associate Programme - Accredited by The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
  • Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust: Families and Beyond - Systemic Thinking
  • University of Chichester: BA (Hons)

Additional training undertaken:

Creating a Couple State of Mind

Understanding & Working with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Counselling (including Aspergers)

Working with the Body in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Let’s Talk Groups: A Group-Analytic Approach

Working Psychodynamically with the Suicidal Client

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Psychoanalytic Council

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

There are many issues that I can help you with, not listed above or below.

  • Dealing with Physical and/or Mental Health Issue and Diagnoses
  • Life Transitions - Adulthood / Leaving home / Mid-life / Ageing / End of life
  • Retirement / Loss of role
  • Parenthood / Motherhood / Fatherhood
  • Male / Female / Gender Identity
  • Counselling for Men / Women / Non-binary
  • Masculinity / Femininity

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

I retain a limited portion of my practice for clients on a low income and am therefore sometimes, depending on your financial situation, able to offer a reduced fee. This would be discussed at the initial consultation.

The fee for registration and an initial 50 minute consultation is £50 for individuals and £70 for couples.

Individual Counselling £50 for 50 minutes.

Couples Counselling £70 for 50 minutes.

Accessibility - My consulting room is on the ground floor with one small external step. The doorways both have completely flat and level thresholds.

If mobility is an issue I can refer you to a colleague that can offer home visits for an additional fee, depending on the distance from base. - Please ask if you would like me to forward your details. If there are physical difficulties in attending my consulting room, I may be able to offer some sessions via online video. Zoom is more privacy secure and GDPR compliant, and is similar to the better known Skype or FaceTime - Please ask for details, and usually this is not available for initial assessment consultations, and ideally we would need to meet for a number of sessions face to face in the consulting room before moving online.

Further information

Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire is well situated on the M50 for access from both South Wales and the Midlands, and is situated on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Dean. My consulting room is within a commutable distance from Newent, Monmouth, Ledbury, Hereford, Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Cheltenham, and Malvern, with Worcester, Chepstow, Newport, Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol a little further away.

My consulting room is easy to find, but private, with ample parking nearby, both free on-street (look for the 2-hour spaces) and the public car park at Sainsbury’s is close by. Parking immediately outside is free from 6pm, but limited to only 30 minutes during the day. It is in the town centre, which has many independent shops, cafes and coffee shops nearby.

The Consulting Room
18 Gloucester Road
Ross-on-Wye
Herefordshire
HR9 5BU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

All counselling is currently online via Zoom video or telephone, and can as before COVID 19, can continue after for those with accessibility needs. When/if you are able to return to our consulting room, there is one small step with no further thresholds.

Availability

Varies within Monday to Thursday 8am - 8pm Friday 8am - 5pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

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Kenneth Evans MBACP, BPC Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor

Kenneth Evans MBACP, BPC Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor