Gill Evans
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
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Gill has a full time private practice in Newcastle-under-Lyme and is trained in one-to-one therapy with adults. She also works with adolescents from 12 to 18 years old and has an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate clearance to work with this client group.
Gill is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society in the Division of Counselling Psychology.
Gill says “During my Chartered Counselling Psychology training and my past employment, I have gained considerable knowledge and ability using the practical application of psychological theory to my work. I have worked extensively within the NHS and the voluntary sector, dealing with a variety of presenting problems such as: anxiety, depression, phobias, road traffic accidents (RTA), pain management, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I work primarily within a brief therapy framework (6 sessions) drawing on skills from a number of models e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution focused therapy, but I feel strongly that the model of therapy should suit the client rather than the client fit the model."
Qualifications
  • Post-MSc Diploma in Counselling Psychology (2003)

    Wolverhampton University

  • MSc in Counselling Psychology (2000)

    Wolverhampton University

  • Certificate in Counselling (1998)

    Stoke-on-Trent College

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (1998) 2i

    Staffordshire University

  • H.N.C. Housing Studies (1993)

    University of Central England

Additional Training
* Motivational Interviewing * Pain Management * Eating Disorders * Risk assessment in Clinical Practice * Sexual abuse workshop * Solution Focused Therapy * Dealing with Fear * Working with children * The myths of schizophrenia * Dealing with difficult clients
Previous Appointments
July 2003 to date
Private Practice
 
Working with a variety of presenting problems, in both adults and children, e.g. anxiety, depression, obsessional compulsive disorder, phobia and post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, road traffic accidents and pain management.
August 2002 to date
Counselling Psychologist
University Hospital of Staffordshire NHS Trust
Staff Support (Counselling & Stress Management Services)
Working with a variety of presenting problems, in both adults and children, e.g. anxiety, depression, obsessional compulsive disorder, phobia and post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, road traffic accidents and pain management.
February 2004 to 2005
Lecturer in Counselling Psychology
Staffordshire University
Also with tutorial responsbilities.
September 2003 to 2006
Counselling Psychologist
Childtalk
Counselling for 6 to 18 year olds whose parenting arrangements have broken down. Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate clearance.
September 2002 to 2003
Psychological Therapist
Sure Start Psychological Services
Assessment and implementation of early intervention strategies for children and families experiencing behavioural and emotional problems.
July 2000 to 2002
Counselling Psychologist
MIND
Client counselling to children under 18.
July 1998 to 2001
Trainee Counselling Psychologist
Staffordshire Alcohol Advisory Service
Provision of counselling to individuals affected both indirectly and directly by alcohol related problems.
1999 to 2000
Trainee Counselling Psychologist
South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Psychology Services (Cannock)
Client counselling for a variety of presenting issues in a clinical setting.
1998 to 1999
Trainee Counselling Psychologist
South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Psychology Department (Stafford)
Client counselling for a variety of presenting issues in a clinical setting.
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