I gained experience working and volunteering in the charity sector for a sexual abuse and rape counselling service. 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 wellbeing and recovery. In addition to my private practice I continue my work with both organisations.
Historically, I worked in various sectors before moving into further education where I provided mental health and academic support to young people in Hampshire and volunteered for a child protection charity, empowering primary school children to keep themselves safe from all forms of abuse.
I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and The Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP). I work to the professional standards set out in the BACP Ethical Framework. To find out more about the BACP click here I hold full public liability and professional indemnity insurance. Natalia Hallam Counselling is registered with Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and protects client data inline with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For more information on ICO and GDPR click here. To read my privacy notice click here.
My experience has focused on working with survivors of rape, childhood sexual abuse and domestic abuse, trauma caused by abuse remains my area of interest. Trauma, in one capacity or another is at the root of most human suffering and is often minimised and dismissed by society.
Whatever the experience there is hope for healing through the safety of a professional relationship and quality of presence often not experienced before. Complex emotions can be uncovered, explored and managed, leading to feelings of empowerment, resilience and freedom. Fundamental changes in the healing process.