Evelyn Margaret Hallam BSc Hons., P.G. Dip., MBACP Accred, MBPsS
I am a trained Accredited Member of the BACP offering face to face counselling, in a safe, non-judgemental and trusting environment, where you can explore difficult times in your life. I have over ten years of experience in counselling.
I qualified as a person-centred counsellor in 2004 (Durham University). I have since done a course in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. However, I work mostly from a Person-Centred perspective although, I often use an Integrative approach, including cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy and gestalt therapy; depending on the presenting problem.
- I work from a community centre in Washington. However, in some cases (if disabled or elderly), I can visit your home.
- I also offer concessionary rates for those receiving benefit or if you are a student.
- The room which I use has free parking and is also on a major bus route.
- I do offer home visits for some individuals.
- I am an Accredited Member with the BACP and work within their ethical framework.
- I am also a member of the BPS.
- I have professional counselling insurance and have a current Enhanced CRB clearance.
Getting in touch...
To ensure I can accommodate an appointment in your preferred time frame please do give me a call.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Accredited BACP counsellor and I did my post graduate diploma in counselling at Durham University. I also have an honors degree majoring in Psychology.
I currently attend continued professional development on a regular basis and have supervision for an hour and a half each month.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Domestic violence, physical abuse.
Between £30 and £40 per hour
I do however offer reduced rates for students and for those receiving benefits.