Fergus Evans

Fergus Evans


Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London E8
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Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

PLEASE NOTE I AM CURRENTLY ONLY SEEING CLIENTS ONLINE

I currently have availability on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday afternoons / early evening. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am a London-based psychotherapist offering both individual and relationship therapy, online and in person. 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 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.

As times like these, speaking with an existential psychotherapist can help.

I initially trained in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre in London where I learned to work in a number of ways including Psychodynamic, Somatic and Humanistic approaches. I continued my post-graduate training in Existential Psychotherapy at The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London, and am currently undertaking further training in Contemporary Relationship Therapy at The Affinity Academy. I draw upon all of these schools of thought to create bespoke approaches for each and every client I work with, ensuring that our work is suited to your goals for therapy and your views of the world.

Practice description

For those who are new to it, therapy can seem like a daunting process. Much of what we think we know about therapy comes from films and television. The reality is that therapy is a collaborative process. We’ll meet on a regular basis (usually weekly) for 50 minutes. 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.

Therapy is an opportunity to unburden yourself and explore your thoughts and feelings with a someone who is present and compassionate, but nonetheless stands at a critical distance from your life. I can offer thoughts and observations about patterns of behaviour or unhelpful beliefs which may be difficult for you to see on your own - and help you to develop the skills to spot these patterns and beliefs on your own in the future. 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. 

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