Lynette Evans - BA Hons, PG Cert, PG Dip, MBACP (thelisteninghelper.co.uk)
Hi, I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Level 7), providing a confidential and professional counselling service for adults, children and young people. I also offer professional Supervision to other Counsellors. I have practice venues based in Skewen SA10/SA7 (Nr Neath), Swansea SA1,Port Talbot SA13 and Neath SA11.
My Counselling practice aims to give you the opportunity to explore your problems, distresses or any difficult situations that you are experiencing in a confidential, non-judgmental, safe and supportive environment.
As a Counsellor I feel privileged to be part of your journey and work to facilitate you through your difficulties so that they become more manageable. Working together we can find creative and positive ways forward by looking at your problems from different perspectives to find meaning in your life, and/or help you aquire new skills/techniques to assist you in overcoming the issues you are facing. Problems sometimes go on for a long time and you cannot see a way out of them or they can make you feel out of control, but CHANGE IS POSSIBLE.
How I work
I am a Relational Integrative Counsellor which means I am able to combine theory and techniques from a variety of major theoretical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred and Psychodynamic and integrate them into a single approach. This has the advantage of being incredibly flexible and creative in my practice and tailor my work to your specific needs or goals.
Feel free to take a look at Client Testimonials on my webpage www.thelisteninghelper.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Education & Training
Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision, University of South Wales (Level 7 - BACP accredited)
Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative), University of Wales, Newport (Level 7 - BACP accredited)
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling skills, University of Wales, Newport (Level 6 - BACP accredited)
BA Honours Degree, University of Gloucester
BTEC Counselling Skills, Neath Port Talbot College
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASSIST)
NLP Hypnotherapy - NLP VISION
NLP Life Coaching - NLP VISION
As a Counsellor I also undertake continuous professional development (CPD) to expand and maintain my skills and knowledge.
Having established my own private practice I am currently self employed.
I have continuous experience of providing counselling and psychotherapy to children, young people, adults, couples and families to a diverse range of organisations such as Local Authorities (Child and Youth Counsellor/Social Services), GPs/NHS, Charities and Organisations, Employment Assistance Programmes, Businesses, as well as individual clients, couples and family referrals.
I have counselled clients from a wide range of ages, ethnicities and cultures, and these experiences have given me the tools to communicate freely with people and help them open up on the whole range of issues that affect their lives. In particular I have experience of counselling clients through issues such as childhood trauma, anger management, domestic abuse, abuse, self harm, relationship issues, self esteem, social phobias, loss and change, depression, negative thoughts, anxiety/panic disorder, stress, road traffic accidents, bereavement, PTSD/trauma, Personality Disorders, sexual orientation, suicidal thoughts, work related issues and health issues.
I am a professional and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework for good practice.
I attend regular Supervision sessions to help develop and focus my practice and ensure that I am working ethically with clients.
I have professional liability insurance and a DBS check.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also use Mindfulness Meditation, hypnotherapy and coaching within my practice.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
£40.00 per session for Individual Counselling
£50 per session for Couple Counselling
£40 per session for Agencies/EAP's/Companies/Charities & Solicitors
£30 per session for Students embarking on personal therapy for their courses
Deciding to make an appointment with a Counsellor and taking those few steps into Counselling can seem daunting. Even if you are not ready to book an appointment, you are just feeling apprehensive or would just like some information, feel free to get in touch either via email, phone or text and we can talk about how counselling could work for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday - flexible day time and evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training