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About me

I offer counselling services to people struggling with a wide range of emotional and distressing difficulties and will offer a non-judgemental, empathic listening ear as we work together to try and make sense of the challenges you are experiencing.

If you are struggling with depression, stress or anxiety please get in touch and I will endeavour to do everything in my power to work with you to achieve a positive outcome. I am a qualified counsellor and mental health professional with over 10 years experience of working with clients in the area of mental health and counselling.

My experience has included debt counselling through to a mentor and therapist to students and staff at Universities, and also in working with people who have struggled with addictions and compulsions as well as family members that have been affected by these experiences.

I draw on a range of approaches in my work, such as Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis. I will explain these approaches and decide through negotiation with you which approaches to use in our sessions.

I see my work with clients very much as a collaboration which will hopefully empower you and provide you with the tools to become your own therapist as time progresses.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Experience

  • M.Sc. Addiction Psychology & Counselling
  • B.Sc. Psychology
  • TA101 Transactional Analysis
  • Foundation Year Transactional Analysis
  • PG Cert Working With People With Specific Learning Difficulties
  • PGCE

Additional Relevant Training

  • Autism Awareness Training (Southampton University, 2013)
  • Working with students on the Autism Spectrum, Randstad, 2017, 2018)
  • B-EAT Group Facilitator Training
  • NHS Smoking Cessation level 2 training

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have extensive experience in working with neuro-diversity such as Dyslexia and individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

I have also had significant experience with people who encounter distress and anxiety related to a wide range of issues in the area of Sports performance and exercise.

I have particular experience in working with people who have had, or are considering having transformative (cosmetic) surgery. I understand the whole range of feelings and thoughts that can occur during this stressful and uncertain time. Please get in touch if you are experiencing any difficulties regarding this

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£40 (Face to Face)

£25 (Online, Telephone, Skype)

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Availability

I am generally very flexible and offer weekend and evening appointments as well as early morning appointments if required.

Further information

I am a  Member of the BACP and abide by their code of conduct to ensure my professionals standards remain high at all times and I am fully insured.

I hope to introduce a home  visiting service in the future (subject to a full risk assessment) when restrictions related to the coronavirus are reduced. Please get in touch to discuss this if it is something you require.

I am offering free sessions to NHS workers currently needing support during this incredibly stressful time

48 Guilden Road
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Stephen Evans M.Sc., MBACP

Stephen Evans M.Sc., MBACP