Counsellor and Psychotherapist, DipHE (Distinction), MBACP
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Sometimes we all struggle in life and need support to help us understand ourselves and to see our situations more clearly, so our problems or past have less impact on our present lives. I am an experienced and qualified therapist and work with all types of emotional distress and associated issues, including:
- Bereavement and Loss
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Disordered Eating Dissociation
- Domestic Abuse
- Personality Disorder
- Physical Abuse
- Relationship Issues
- Sexual Abuse/ Violation
- Unresolved Childhood Issues
- Work Issues
What to expect from therapy with me
Counselling and psychotherapy provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental professional relationship to express feelings, feel heard and understood and to gain clarity of life experience. Our patterns of relating to other people often cause blocks to leading an authentic, happy and peaceful life. Through a process of exploration and discovery these blocks are identified and challenged, bringing lasting change. Counselling will encourage you to explore your experiences and express your feelings. Following therapy my clients often describe feeling more empowered, resilient and emotionally free from their negative self-beliefs.
How I work
I am a Humanistic Gestalt counsellor. I work creatively with a whole person approach to help you examine your life on a deeper level. I will support you in facing your problems and empower you to develop the confidence and resilience to make positive sustainable changes for leading a peaceful and fulfilled life. I will also draw on a range of approaches to ensure your therapy meets your individual needs and progresses effectively. This may involve Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) or mindfulness to challenge recurring negative thoughts and reduce anxiety or to help you cope with symptoms of trauma and PTSD.
I gained experience working and volunteering in the charity sector for Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS). I provided both short and long-term counselling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape and domestic abuse. Consequently, I am skilled at offering a stabilising, empathetic and sensitive approach for vulnerable adults and young people with complex and interrelated issues. I have also worked at an addiction rehabilitation centre co-facilitating group process and providing counselling to promote well-being and recovery. In addition to my private practice I continue my work with both organisations. Please see my website for details www.nataliahallamcounselling.com
I understand it can be difficult to ask for help. Please feel free to contact me at any time. I will answer any questions you have and help you decide if counselling is the best approach for you. The first step is to call me on 07783 058343 or email me. In the event I am unavailable at the time of your call, I will respond promptly to your enquiry.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bachelor's Degree in Gestalt Counselling (1st Class Honours)
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) - Part 1, 2
- Level 5 Diploma of Higher Education with Distinction in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling (Distinction)
- Level 4 Diploma of Higher Education with Distinction in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling (Distinction)
- ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Basics of Counselling
- Child Protection and Safeguarding
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- DBS Certificate
Continued Professional Development
Additional training I have undertaken:
- Trauma and The Body
- Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals
- Pains, Parts, Illness and Identity: Somatic Psychology and EMDR Therapy for Chronic Pain and Illness
- Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing
- Sexual Violence Awareness
- Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
- PARCS: The Safety Stage; Beginnings of Therapy
- Domestic Abuse Awareness
- Rape Awareness
- BACP Children and Young People Conference: Working with Children and Young People in their World
- Child Protection
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
I work with individuals over 13 years old for an agreed number of sessions or on a long-term basis, always with the ending in mind.
50 Minute Face to Face Counselling Session - £50
All session fees are payable 24 hours in advance of your appointment slot, either by bank transfer or credit/debit card. Once payment is received a receipt will be sent to you via text or email and your session is confirmed.
When I work
Monday to Wednesday between 8 am - 7:30 pm
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I hold full professional indemnity insurance and a current DBS.