Fergus Evans

Fergus Evans


Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London EC1R
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Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I currently have the following availability:

Tuesday 13:15 or 15:15

Wednesday 13:15 or 17:45

About me and my therapy practice

I am a London-based psychotherapist offering both individual and relationship therapy, online and in person. My work is queer, trans and polyamory affirming. I have a passion for working alongside people to help them uncover what gives their lives meaning. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where we can explore the challenges you’re facing. Together, we’ll discover what a life well-lived looks like for you.

At different points in our lives, we may struggle with the feeling that our life has lost its sense of purpose or direction. This experience of aimlessness may lead to feelings of depression, anxiety or confusion.

Sometimes this lack of meaning arises after a sudden change in our circumstances such as the loss of a job, the end of a relationship, or or a bereavement. At other times, we may feel that over time our lives have drifted further and further away from what we’d hoped for ourselves. We may also struggle not to lose our sense of self in a society that can at times be discriminatory and oppressive, and grapple with the challenge of finding a sense of safety and security in a world that can often feel unsafe. As times like these, speaking with an existential psychotherapist can help.

As in my work with individuals, people who come to me for relationship therapy for a range of reasons. Some may come because of a sudden upset such as a breach of trust or a change of life circumstances. Sometimes issues such as the erosion of communication or discrepancies in sexual desire can appear slowly over time. Others may wish to work with a therapist to explore the strengths and areas for development within a relationship before a change in relationship status such as marriage or cohabiting. Others may want support to bring a relationship to an end in a way that is as respectful and gentle as possible. All these (and more) are valid reasons for seeking the support of a relationship therapist.

Practice description

Therapy is a very collaborative process. We’ll meet on a regular basis - usually weekly - for 50 minutes (or more in the case of relationships with more than two partners). Through our work together, you’ll have the opportunity to reflect more deeply on your life – your relationships, your hopes and ambitions, and your dilemmas and challenges. Above all, therapy is an opportunity to develop the skills we need to lead a rich and meaningful life: the ability to self-reflect, to be compassionate to ourselves and others, to act with authenticity, and to find beauty and joy in our life as it is now in this moment.

I have a particular focus in working with clients whose identities may be informed by experiences of otherness including:

  • LGBT, queer, and non-binary people
  • People practicing polyamory or other forms of relationship diversity
  • Working class people
  • People of colour
  • Disabled people and / or those living with long-term illness

These identities may or may not present issues that we look at in our work together, but working with a therapist who is sensitive to and knowledgeable about these identities can help you feel safer about being your fullest authentic self in the therapy room. 

Relationship therapy is sometimes called 'couples counselling'. I purposefully do not use that language to reflect the diversity of modern romantic and intimate relationships, including polyamory and open relationships.  However, I also use 'relationship therapy' because I work with people in other types of relationships -including friends, creative collaborators, co-workers, and adult families. 

I work on a sliding scale and prices are set based on clients' individual financial and life circumstances. You can find out more about my pricing policy on my website.

My first session

I offer new clients a no obligation first assessment session, usually lasting 50 minutes. This first session is actually an opportunity for both of us to make some important assessments. For me, it's a chance to get a better understanding of the issues that are bringing you to therapy, how experiences from the past may be impacting the challenges you're facing today, and what you're hoping to achieve through therapy. For you, it's an opportunity to get a better sense of who I am and what working with me like feel like. If for whatever reason you decide that you would prefer not to work together, you won't be charged for this session. If you do decide that I might be a good person to continue working with, you'll be charged for this first session in line with your economic means. I operate a sliding scale for session charges based on people's current economic situation.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited