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About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Domestic violence, physical abuse.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Between £30 and £40 per hour

I do however offer reduced rates for students and for those receiving benefits.


Available most days

Mileneum Centre
The Oval
Tyne & Wear
NE37 2QD

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Evelyn Margaret Hallam BSc Hons., P.G. Dip., MBACP Accred, MBPsS

Evelyn Margaret Hallam BSc Hons., P.G. Dip., MBACP Accred, MBPsS