Dr Michelle Evans

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CPsychol, RN (Mental Health & Adult), MBACP, EMDR Therapist
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Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, CF61 1ST
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About me

*I am working both online via Zoom and face to face at present. My therapy office is based in Llantwit Major town centre, CF61. I also offer EMDR online via a leading international platform RemotEMDR* I work Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 09.30-17.30. I no longer work evenings or weekends. 

I believe in working within a relational way to help you process, recover, heal and grow. Deep empathy and a non-judgemental approach are at the heart of my practice. I will value working with you every step of the way. My approaches stem from my core values as a person; relational, person-centred and compassionate to help you explore yourself and your relationship with others. You may feel like the same problems and relationship patterns keep repeating themselves, despite your best efforts to move on with your life. You may not be quite able to define exactly what you are feeling, or your emotions might seem overwhelming, as if you cannot understand or control them. This often involves experiencing deep sadness, sorrow, anger, shame and guilt.

I am trained in a variety of therapies including Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and other approaches. I am also experienced in working with people who have experienced PTSD and am a Europe accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Re-processing (EMDR) psychotherapist.  I sometimes work with EMDR as an adjunct to Internal Family Systems (IFS or Parts work).  Whilst I have undergone certificate level training in couples therapy, I am unable to offer this at present. 

I will work at a pace which suits you and for however long you need whether that be short term or open ended. I practice in a warm, relaxed and caring way, with my focus on you being in the driving seat to help you.

I receive monthly supervision in CBT, integrative counselling and EMDR via accredited supervisors to maintain my registrations and ensure my practice is within the BACP ethical guidelines and to ensure your safety. I also regularly attend CPD study days to ensure my practice is evidence based and current.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • PhD Health Psychology: Motivational Interviewing in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes. supervised by Professors John Gregory and Steve Rollnick (Cardiff University, College of Medicine)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education with Distinction (Cardiff University)
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of South Wales)
  • Levels 1-4 EMDR training (EMDR Association Europe)
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (London)
  • Certificate in Counselling (London)
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling (Wight Psychotherapy Training Institute)
  • MSc Health Psychology (University of Bath)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology 1st class (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff UWIC)

Professional Registrations

  • Chartered Psychologist British Psychological Society (CPsychol)
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
  • Registered Member BACP (MBACP)
  • Accredited member of EMDR UK & Europe
  • Member of EMDR Association UK and Ireland
  • Registered Nurse: Mental Health (current NMC registered)
  • Registered Nurse: Adult (current NMC registered)

Member organisations

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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EMDR Europe
EMDR Europe

EMDR Europe

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • PTSD
  • Chronic depression
  • Chronic illness and pain


£70.00 - £100.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Specific EMDR therapy  £100 per 90 minute session/ £80 per hour face to face.

All other therapies £70 per hour and £90 for initial 90 minute session (formulation).

I engage in EMDR using a world leading RemotEMDR platform. See: https://www.remotemdr.com/online-therapy/

I engage online using Zoom platform. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work flexibly online and in person during working hours Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I do not work evenings or weekends. 

Further information

I have a long-standing career in mental health spanning more than 30 years initially as an adult nurse, then as a mental health nurse, chartered psychologist, researcher and academic in mental health and psychology.  I am in the process of re-applying for my practitioner psychologist registration with the Health Professions Council (registration lapsed in 2011). 

I have worked with people experiencing a wide range of issues over these years from mild to severe and enduring mental health difficulties and have used a variety of different helping approaches under supervision.  I also work with the media to offer my expertise in different mental health areas related to research or clinical practice.  My published research as an academic has been in the areas of mental health, behaviour change and delivery of psychological interventions (under my previous name Huws-Thomas).

I am working online using Zoom and EMDR platforms as well as face to face in my comfortable office in the centre of Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan. 

Illtud House, Station Road, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, CF61 1ST

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

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Wheelchair user access
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My therapy office is accessible for wheelchair users and there is a lift inside the building.

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Dr Michelle Evans
Dr Michelle Evans