Pam Hutton MA, BA, DipHE, Reg MBACP
Talking to me can help you to see a problem more clearly and explore possible solutions. I aim to help you to help yourself and support you in making the right decisions for you. Counselling can give you a space to focus on issues that are important to you, help you to understand and communicate more effectively and resolve the issues which brought you to counselling.
I can help with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship and workplace issues. If you are struggling with issues related to self-isolating due to the current coronavirus pandemic send for my information leaflet. I also have experience of supporting people with long term health conditions and family carers. I have worked in mental health, social services and higher education, generic counselling agencies and specialist support for carers. But my main role is now in private practice where I can offer as many sessions as you think you might need.
I can offer flexible appointments in central Romford close to public transport links and also have parking on my drive. If you are unsure whether counselling is right for you, please get in touch. I can send you my information leaflet with more information on the type of counselling I offer. We can talk on the phone or email and you can arrange to come for a short meeting which I provide at no cost, when you can ask questions which will help you to make up your mind and decide whether face to face or telephone sessions are right for you. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable talking to me. I offer a non-judgemental, compassionate approach and a safe and supportive space where you can explore the issues that have led you to seek help.
I work with individuals and couples with a variety of presenting issues. You can contact me direct and I also take referrals from Employee Assistance Programmes, charities and insurance companies. In addition I am a clinical supervisor for counsellors and other health professionals.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained and qualified as a counsellor with a Higher Education Diploma in Person Centred counselling in 2005. I followed that up with an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of East London in 2008. I undertake a number of short courses every year to keep up to date and enhance my skills in working with clients from diverse backgrounds and a number of presenting issues.
In addition I have a Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision and offer Supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists, students in training and individuals working in a range of helping professions.
I have worked in generic counselling agencies and one offering a support service to Carers. I also have experience of supporting individuals with mental health conditions as a volunteer with my local MIND association and as part of my role in the mental health department at Anglia Ruskin University from 2009-12.
I currently work in private practice so I can offer a flexible service which meets the needs of the clients I see in terms of appointment times and number of sessions offered. You will decide how many sessions you need.
I hold a current enhanced DBS check and am happy to work with young people and adults. I see individuals and couples.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their ethical framework.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Employment Issues, Mental Health conditions, coping with self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic
Counselling Sessions: £45 - £50 per hour for 1:1 sessions during the week
Supervision - £45 per hour, £60 per hour and a half
I also offer concessionary rates for counselling students - please send for details
I work with a variety of issues including depression/anxiety, trauma and abuse, bereavement, work place stress, relationship issues, low self-esteem
My counselling room is less than 10 minutes from Romford rail station and within 5 minutes of town centre bus stops. If you are coming by car there is room to park on my drive.