Counselling and Psychotherapy
Anna Evans is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. In private practice, she provides short and long-term counselling, psychotherapy and supervision to individual adults. Areas of speciality include management of anxiety, depression, grief and anger, carer issues, coping skills, assertiveness training and relational concerns. As a qualified yoga teacher for over 10 years, Anna also brings an understanding of mindfulness, holistic and body-oriented practices to support self-discovery and growth. She is an OI certified coach which means that she works using an understanding of neurobiology and complex systems theory to set up the conditions for people to rediscover their own innate sense of ease, safety and connection to the world and their bodies.
Anna has been able to develop her skills partly thanks to many sources of privilege including race, sexuality, class, and ability. She continues to educate herself about what this means, how it impacts on others, and is committed to continue to dismantle her own beliefs through life long learning and deep listening which brings about the possibility of true meeting.
Lecturing and Teaching
Anna has lectured in the past in the counselling department at Victoria University and currently teaches psychotherapy students at the faculty of Gestalt Therapy Australia. She holds a Masters degree in Psychology from Swinburne University and post-graduate qualifications in Gestalt Therapy from the Gestalt Institute of Melbourne.
Anna has extensive experience in developmental psychology and the needs of carers of people with mental illness, having worked closely with mental health carers in research, advocacy, education and counselling roles. Anna has worked for the peak body representing mental health carers in Victoria (Tandem) and at the Department of Human Services, guiding policy for mental health carers in Victoria.
With over 10 years experience as a yoga teacher, Anna takes a holistic view of health, which means that people are strengthened when they can develop their awareness of thoughts, feelings, sensations, interpersonal dynamics and contextual factors that shape their way of being in the world.
With awareness, and the trust that emerges from a safe counselling space, comes the freedom to experiment and try out new ways of living and relating to others. Some of life’s problems cannot be solved, but by seeing them through a wider lens, with more complexity, nuance and integration, they may be carried with more acceptance and dignity.
Anna believes it takes healthy communities to raise healthy individuals and for that we need a healthy planet. With this in mind, Anna Evans Psychology donates 1% of profits to the Carbon Positive Australia.