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MBACP (Accred) BA Hon. Dip Couns

About me

We are all have our own 'unique life experience' that shapes our ideology and helps to mould the person that we eventually become. This in turn will have a bearing upon how we perceive our environment and come to terms with the many challenges that may face us upon our journey.
The ethos of 'My counselling' is to 'Celebrate Your Individuality'
I offer a Humanistic and Integrative counselling service that sponsors the creativity of the individual.
I offer counselling for bereavement, or loss . Anxiety caused by life changing situations that we have no control over. Depression, where you feel debilitated and you need to gain motivation and perspective.  Anger management or Relationship issues, or if you are simply feeling overwhelmed and don't know where to turn

To share is to know that you are not alone.

Please feel free to contact me for more information.
I am a member of BACP and follow the ethical code of practice.
Thank you for taking time to look at my profile.

As we emerge from this Pandemic, to stage 4 of the governments road map; some of us will have lost loved ones, livelihoods, or have low mood and anxiety caused by long periods of isolation. Counselling can help us come to terms with life changing circumstances.

Due to Covid 19 precautions being lifted, I will now offer face to face counselling. The offer of online or telephone therapy is still an option for those who prefer this.
Face to face clients, we will still need to be cautious. Please if you have COVID symptoms remain at home.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

Training, qualifications & experience

Hello my name is Diane Newman
I have had 10 years experience working within the NHS as a Perioperative Practitioner. I have also worked as a Counsellor for 12 and as such I am an Accredited registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

My qualifications include a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a BA hon's degree, I am an Accredited member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and work within their code of ethics.

I offer a humanistic approach to counselling which is integrated with Gestalt therapy.
In the interest of brevity I have an interest in Cognitive behavioural therapy which has informed my practice and offer CBT interventions for psycho - education when needed.

My experience includes working within organisational settings, a local hospice involving pre and post bereavement work. I have worked within Sheffield Primary Care Trust within a Doctor's surgery and have worked with Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services in Bradford and Calderdale.

My practice is registered under GDPR. My registration number is ZA841473. This means that confidentiality is preserved in accordance with GDPR regulations

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Presently I am unable to offer any therapy sessions until the New Year

Face to Face counselling: £45
However I can work on a sliding scale and offer consessions where appropriate.

Online counselling: £45

Telephone Counselling: £45

When I work

I offer office hours and some evening availability for appointments during the week.

Further information

Losing a loved one is the most devastating and life changing experiences we can have. Coming to terms with a bereavement is extremely difficult, and involves working through several emotional stages. These are known as the Kubler Ross 5 grief stages, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. These stages will not necessarily follow one after the other and can often reoccur over the grieving period. The time that this may take, can't be measured and will be different for each individual.
An aged Grandparent who passes away will be sadly missed; but a parent losing a child or a sudden or traumatic death will turn our expectations and assumptions on their head; causing complex grief. The process of mourning will be defined not only by who the deceased was, but also by the nature of the survivor's relationship to that person.
Our ability to cope at this time can be very difficult, and it can often be helpful to talk to someone who is not connected with your loss. This is where bereavement counselling can be of help.

I will be offering Face to Face therapy from 1st September onwards. Due to Covid, I would ask clients to bring proof of being double vaccinated as I have please. If you experience any COVID symptoms, please remain at home.
I am also able to offer online or telephone therapy.

Please contact me for further information. Thank you for your interest.

Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX6 2UN

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults


In person

Hi at the moment I am undertaking a Supervision training course with CPCAB, as a trainee supervisor I am able to offer supervision in the Halifax area; at a reduced rate until qualifying.

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