Counselling & Psychotherapy
Hello, I’m Tom Evans and thanks for visiting this site. At SelfCare I provide a friendly, private and supportive space for my clients – so that you can talk about your concerns in safety. I’m an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MIACP), and I’ve been working with clients in Midleton, Cork and online nationwide, since 2005.
I provide short-term solution-focused work, as well as longer-term deeper psychotherapy. I am a certified EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) trauma therapist (certification with EMDR Europe).
I work with couples and individuals over 16 years of age. While I work with clients presenting a wide range of general mental health issues, I work especially with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, childhood trauma, self-esteem/belief/confidence, inner-child recovery, assertiveness, bereavement, suicidation, sexual abuse in childhood, relationship issues and recent trauma. See Therapy page for more information.
You can call to schedule an appointment or I would be happy to answer any queries. Also, you can send a message via the Contact / Bookings page. Note that sometimes, my replies to your email might end up in your spam folder – so be sure to check – as I generally respond within 24hrs.
Today with Maura and Daithi
I’m honoured to take part in the Today with Maura and Daithí show on RTE TV from time to time. I’ve put together some support pieces on the various issues we’ve discussed on the show. See Blog page for more information.
Below, you’ll find an additional media archive. Also, use the menu tab for links to the Therapy page, Frequently Asked Questions, Facebook, TeamCare (for Business), Blog etc.
Print press – articles written and contributed to:
“The Dark Side of Nostalgia”
Irish Independent, with Ed Power, March 23, 2018
“Should ordinary people follow celebrities’ example when looking for love?”
Irish Examiner, with Rita de Brún, July 14, 2017
“If you spent 2016 grieving over dead celebrities, you’d better get used to it – here’s how it could be the new normal”
Irish Independent, with Ed Power, December 31, 2016
“As a man I want to love and be loved’: Men’s health experts reveal what guys really want”
Irish Independent, with Katie Byrne, November 2016
“Boys do cry: Why it’s good for Irish men to mourn”
Irish Independent, with Ed Power, October 19, 2016
“Isolation ‘can lead’ to raised stress level and deadly farm tragedies”
Irish Examiner, May 26, 2016
“The husband, the father, the son, the professional and one of the lads: Can men really be all things to everyone?”
Irish Independent, with Graham Clifford, October 13, 2015
Amnesty International, May 8, 2015
Mums Online – The Ultimate Pregnancy guide – 2015/2016 (Page 14)
“Huge success at Mitchelstown Macra Movie Night for Mental Health”
www.thatsfarming.com, May 8, 2016
Degrees & certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Hons) (2007)
EMDR certified therapist (With Dr Derek Farrell, EMDR Europe) 2016
Higher Cert in Counselling & Psychotherapy (2006)
Certificates in Counselling & Psychotherapy (2005)
Credentials, Professional Memberships & other relevant activities:
MIACP (Accredited member of Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
EMDR Certified (EMDR Europe)
Former member of IACP Southern Committee (representing Munster therapists)
Member of NPC (National Parents Council) National Assembly and East Cork Branch.
Member CISM Network Ireland (Critical Incident Stress Management)
Member ICISF (International Critical Incident Stress Foundation)
Employee Assistance & Critical Incident Stress Management
I am certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and provide crisis intervention to individuals and groups throughout ROI. I also run TeamCare.ie , where we provide Employee Assistance to groups and organisations nationwide. See TeamCare.ie for more information.