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 and have over ten years 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 offer a safe, non-judgemental and trusting environment to explore difficult times in your life. I am also a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Counselling can help when there seems to be no way out or decisions are difficult to make. When often the world seems depressing and grey, counselling can help to make it seem a lot brighter. I help you to try and find answers from within yourself but do not give advice, although I encourage change if where you are is not good for you. I can maybe help you to think of things from a different perspective.
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.
To ensure I can accommodate an appointment in your preferred time frame please do give me a call 07723091544
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available most days
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|