Robert Evans BA (Hons) Dip Couns MBACP (Reg)
Bridge Street Medical Centre
2 All Saints Passage
Psychodynamic therapy is a form of therapy founded upon the ideas and aims of psychoanalysis. Its goal, therefore, as in psychoanalysis is to clarify and establish the meaning of a person’s thoughts, feelings and actions seen in the context of the life as a whole – and usually, when a person seeks therapeutic help of this kind it is because of a concern about some aspect of life as a whole. There is sometimes a sense of some unfinished business, or some unease about areas of the past which feel as though they need reconsidering or re-opening.
I am a qualified counsellor living and working in St Albans area where I offer a safe and quiet environment 10 mins walk from the local train station. I work with children, young people and adults through the process of counselling and over the last few years I have successfully helped people work through anxiety, anger, depression, loss, bereavement, identity, ageing, trauma, PTSD, as well as existential themes of meaning and transiency.
I work short-term which might last for 6 to 12 sessions as well as longer term which might continue for several months or years. I work from my home in St Albans as well as from Bridge Street Medical Centre in Cambridge.
During a first session, I like to explore what has brought you to counselling and what you are looking to gain from this process. I think of this time as an important opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have and to reflect on whether you feel I am the right counsellor for you.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I am committed to practicing according to the principles and values set out in this ethical framework . That is to say, it is always my intention and practise to put clients first through maintaining confidentiality and attending regular supervision. If I feel that a client or someone known to a client is at serious risk I might need to break confidentiality. I always consult with a client before I take any further action and would be happy to respond to any enquiries you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
Maybe you’ve arrived here due to a recent or previous difficulty, or maybe for any other number of reasons. Whatever it is, you might be searching for some kind of support during a difficult time in your life. It might be that you’re seeking some authenticity or depth or a space to understand and work through a loss or a change in your life. As a counsellor, my role is to help you in the process of working through all that is holding you back in your life with care and attention. I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I have a Trust Certificate in the Understanding of Trauma from the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust and I am currently studying a Master’s Degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. I work with children, young people and adults and I have experience of working with a number of charities including the Blue Smile Project, Centre 33, Arts & Minds and the Cogwheel Trust CIO. I work at Bridge Street Medical Centre and I also practise privately. In addition, I teach on the Adult Education Counselling Programme at Hills Road College. I would be happy to respond to any enquiries you may have.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I charge £45 per session of 50 minutes. I ask that you give 48 hours notice, else the charge will be fifty percent of the agreed fee when you cancel a session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client