Pamela Mallon PG Dip Counselling, MBACP
My name is Pamela Mallon and I am a Person-Centred counsellor based in Eliburn, Livingston, West Lothian.
Before working as a counsellor, I worked for 16 years in the Investment Banking industry, but I was feeling more and more dissatisfied with my career path and started working part time as a volunteer for a local babyloss charity. It was then that I realised that I had a real passion for helping others and this subsequently led to me deciding to re-train as a counsellor.
Since then I have worked for an abuse agency, working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse and I also work with families who have lost babies or children. From these experiences, I have developed a specific interest in working with trauma and it's something that I incorporate into my practice. I have trained in The Comprehensive Resource Model which has been developed to specifically work with trauma. It can often be difficult to process traumatic memories due to the immensely sophisticated processes which the brain puts in place to protect us and clients can often become re-traumatised, rather than being able to re-process these memories effectively. Often, clients who are suffering from the affects of trauma are left feeling like therapy doesn't work after trying talking therapies and giving up hope of every recovering when they continue to feel stuck and blame themselves. Yet using tools to work with trauma can potentially help.
My experience within general counselling practice has given me a wide range of experience in working with all sorts of difficulties which people face in life; from bereavement and grief, to self esteem issues and relationship difficulties. Often people find that the roots of their depression and anxiety are under-pinned by issues that they were unaware of before coming to counselling. I believe that counselling can be life changing for some people and the strength of the human spirit never ceases to amaze me at times.
Making the decision to start counselling can be daunting and takes so much courage. My first hope is that I am able to make you feel comfortable exploring yourself in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space.
Every person faces difficulty at some point in their life and so people come to counselling for a variety of reasons. Some feel they need some help and support to make a major life decision, others may simply want to understand themselves better by building on their self-awareness.
I believe that whatever the reason, the relationship between therapist and client is fundamental to the counselling process. This is the relationship that will allow you to go on a journey of self-exploration and facilitate the possibility of life-long changes.
I predominantly work in a person-centred way because I believe that you are the expert on your life. Through building a therapeutic relationship with me, you will have the freedom to explore yourself and the difficulties that you face. This approach will hopefully take you to a place of self-acceptance and empower you to facilitate the change you seek, as well as understanding yourself better in relation to others.
As your counsellor, I will be alongside you as you proceed in this journey of self-exploration.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professionally recognised qualifications include a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Strathclyde and COSCA certificate in counselling skills from West Lothian college.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I adhere to their code of ethics which is in place to safeguard all clients
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£35 per session which can be paid in cash at each session or by bank transfer
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer both daytime and evening appointments during the week.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|