Evelyn Shackley


UK Council for Psychotherapy (registered)


After qualifying as a Psychologist in 1990, I worked in business specialising in Training and Career Development at both operational and strategic levels. In 2010 I began my training as a Psychotherapist at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). I hold an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy and an MSc in Psychology, along with a scientific bachelor’s degree. My professional registration is with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a full clinical member.

A Humanistic and Integrative style of practice means that my work is underpinned by the humanistic stance of Carl Rogers. On this foundation, I have built an integrated framework of Jung’s individuation theory, intersubjective psychotherapists, body psychotherapists and those interested in prenatal and transgenerational work.

As not everyone has experienced Psychotherapy, I thought it might be useful to sketch my approach. That way you will have some idea of how we might work together.

A humanistic approach assumes that you are able to direct your own growth given an attentive, supportive and reflective environment. This means that I pay attention to whatever you want to talk about: past, present or future. I listen. I might summarise what you have said. I might gently query about some aspect, if you want to talk about it. We pay attention to what is happening in your body: any sensations, images, colour or memories that float up. We might work with dreams. Occasionally, it can be helpful to use objects such as stones, to represent and summarise what you have been working on.

I provide a weekly 50-minute session, on the same day and time. Psychotherapy takes as long as it takes. As a general rule at least a couple of years. This said, I am open to working short, medium or long term. Sometimes you just need to try something to see if it works for you.

Evelyn Shackley, Psychotherapist

MA Psychotherapy, MSc Psychology, BSc Zoology