Kenneth Evans BPC MBACP BA Hons. PG Dip. Psychodynamic Counselling
I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist with many years counselling experience working within the charity and educational sectors, in addition to my private practice. I have worked with individuals from ages 16 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 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. Many counsellors have not undertaken any, or minimal, additional training for working with couples and relationships.
Originally from Sussex, I now offer counselling in private practice at Compass Point in 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 with individuals in a one to one environment 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 the 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 young adults 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.
- 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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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
I retain a limited portion of my practice for clients on a low income and am therefore sometimes able to offer a reduced fee, depending on your financial situation. 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.
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 Skype of FaceTime. - Please ask for details, but this is not available for initial assessment consultations, and ideally we would need to meet for a minimum of 6 to 12 sessions face to face in the consulting room, before we could consider Skype or FaceTime sessions.
Ross-on-Wye 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, Worcester, Chepstow, Newport, Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol.
My consulting room is easy to find, but private, with ample parking nearby, both free on-street (look for the 2-hour spaces) and public car parks. 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
One small external step from street to front. Level access from there with no thresholds to consulting room.
Varies within Monday to Thursday 8am - 8pm Friday 8am - 5pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|