Rachel Evenden is a certified Integrative Counsellor, full time lecturer and research associate within the centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), at the University of Northampton. Her research and lecturing covers a broad range of subject areas surrounding Counselling and Positive Psychology domains. Her most recent research focuses on Clinical parapsychology in the UK to investigate the range and incidence of clients seeking advice for anomalous experiences (AE’s) in a secular counselling service, and the training needs of student counsellors and clinical psychologists.
Rachel is teaching on the following modules:
- PSY1009 Introduction to Counselling
- PSY2018 Counselling from theory to practice
- PSY3028 Counselling in context
- PSY1011 Positive Psychology
- PSY2007 The Psychology of Well-being
- PSYM082 The Psychology of Mental health
Research Interests (Qualitative Methods)
- Positive Psychology: Hope, Wisdom, Resilience
- Counselling Specialisms: Spirituality, Bereavement, creative therapies
- Spiritual/Anomalous/Exceptional experiences
- Mediumship: Therapeutic values/practice
- Roxburgh, E. C. and Evenden, R. (2016) Clinical parapsychology: counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists. Poster presented to: Bial Foundation 11th Symposium: Behind and Beyond the Brain: Placebo Effects, Healing and Meditation, Casa do Médico, Porto, Portugal, 30 March - 02 April 2016.
- Smith, L.-A., Ryan, J. and Evenden, R. (2016) Preliminary research data analysis of LSD consumption in Britain: a qualitative pilot study. Paper presented to: 20th Transpersonal Psychology Section Annual Conference: Spirituality, Psychology & Wellbeing: Transpersonal Psychology in Practice, Highgate House, Creaton, Northampton, 16-18 September 2016. Also presented at the Annual Psychology Division Staff Conference at The University of Northampton on 21 September 2016.
- Roxburgh, E. C. and Evenden, R. (2016) ‘They daren’t tell people’: therapists’ experiences of working with clients who report anomalous experiences. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling. 18(2), pp. 123-141. 1364-2537.
- Roxburgh, E. C. and Evenden, R. (2016) “It’s about having exposure to this”: investigating the training needs of therapists in relation to the issue of anomalous experiences. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 0306-9885.
- Roxburgh, E. C. and Evenden, R. (2016) “Most people think you’re a fruit loop”: Clients’ experiences of seeking support for anomalous experiences. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 16(3), pp. 211-221. 1473-3145.
- Roxburgh, E. C. and Evenden, R. (2015) Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches to investigate anomalous experiences. Symposium presented to: The EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research (EDTR) First Transpersonal Research Colloquium: Gathering Our Research Community Together, Milan, 22-23 June 2015. (Unpublished)
- Roxburgh, E. C. and Evenden, R. (2015) “Most people think you’re a fruit loop”: an exploratory study of clients’ experiences of seeking support for anomalous experiences. Paper presented to: 58th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association and the 39th Society for Psychical Research International Annual Conference, University of Greenwich, London, 16-19 July 2015. [Also presented at: Compassionate Wellbeing ‘Spirituality and Wellbeing’ Conference, Derby Enterprise Centre, 14-15 November 2015; Exploring the Extraordinary Conference, York Marriott Hotel, 04-05 December 2015] (Unpublished)
- Smith, L.-A., Reed, L., Hickinbotham, L., Cooper, C. E. and Evenden, R. (2015) “Oh yes, it has to be all neat and tidy down there”: exploring the everyday narratives of young women’s perceptions and practices around genital appearance and sexual identities. Paper presented to: LGBT/Sexualities Conference, Manchester, 15 May 2015. (Unpublished)
- Smith, L.-A., Reed, L., Hickinbotham, L., Cooper, C. E. and Evenden, R. (2015) “Well nobody wants to see a hairy fanny do they?”: exploring the everyday narratives of young women’s perceptions and practices around genital appearance and sexual identities. Paper presented to: Roles: A Gender and Sexuality Forum 5th Annual Conference, University of Birmingham, 21 May 2015. [Also presented at: 21st International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, University of Hertfordshire, 15-17 July 2015] (Unpublished)
- Evenden, R. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2014) Clinical parapsychology in the UK: counselling for anomalous experiences. Paper presented to: 18th Annual Conference of the Transpersonal Section of the British Psychological Society: Contextualising Mindfulness: Between the Sacred and the Secular, Sunley Conference Centre, Northampton, 10-12 October 2014. (Unpublished)
- Roxburgh, E. C. and Evenden, R. (2014) Counselling for anomalous experiences. Paper presented to: Qualitative Research on Mental Health 5 (QRMH5), MAICh, Chania, Crete, Greece, 02-04 September 2014. (Unpublished)