Natalia Hallam Counselling DipHE (Distinction), MBACP Counselling and Psychotherapy in Fareham

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Empowerment, Resilience, Emotional Freedom

About Me

As a qualified and experienced Gestalt Therapist I can help you to:

  • understand yourself better
  • develop confidence to trust yourself to make good choices
  • resolve your problems
  • engage with life more fully
  • establish better communication and relationships with others
  • heal from past trauma
  • lead a peaceful and fulfilled life

  • Experience

    I gained experience working for a sexual abuse and rape counselling service, providing 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.

    In addition to my private practice, I continue in this role and also support university students in Hampshire, as a Specialist Mentor to enable them to achieve good mental health and well-being and to overcome their barriers to learning.

    I have also worked on a EAP Helpline and at an addiction centre co-facilitating group process and providing counselling to promote well-being and recovery.

    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. It was these working experiences which lead to my interest in counselling.

    Experience . Natalia Hallam Psychotherapist Portsmouth

    Professional Qualifications

  • Level 5 Diploma of Higher Education (Distinction) in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma of Higher Education (Distinction) in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
  • ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Basics of Counselling
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • DBS Certificate

  • Professional Membership

    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.

    "Relational trauma requires relational repair" (Karen Treisman, 2017)

    Continuous Professional Development

  • Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm
  • BACP - Private Practice Conference
  • Trauma and The Body: Somatisation and Dissociation
  • 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
  • NSPCC - Child Protection
  • NSPCC - Safeguarding

    Experience . BACP Registered Member

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