Diane Newman ODP MBACP Dip Couns BA Hon

Diane Newman ODP MBACP Dip Couns BA Hon

Sowerby Bridge
West Yorkshire

01422 835967 / 07877708831

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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 'Younique 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.

Counselling sessions are offered on a one to one basis, or via the telephone.
It is important to be able to explore your feelings in a safe environment.

Perhaps you may prefer group therapy, where you may benefit from being with like minded individuals who have had similar experiences to you. This is a cost effective learning process which is enriched by sharing and reflection.

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.
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Training, qualifications & experience

Hello my name is Diane Newman
I have had 10 years experience working within the NHS as a Perioperative Practitioner and as such I am registered with the Health Professions Council.

My qualifications include a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, I am a 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 brevvity I have studied Cognitive behavioural therapy which has informed my practice and offer CBT interventions where appropriate.

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 had involvement with Improving Acess to Psychological Therapies. I am EAP affiliated with 2 major Healthcare providers.

Fifty percent of my work at the moment is within the voluntary sector;  my speciality is bereavement  loss and change, relationship issues, stress, anxiety and anger management. When you feel you are at the stage where you are unable to cope, it may be of help to talk confidentially and without fear of judgement.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Group Therapy
I work in affiliation with my colleague to deliver a number of group therapy sessions  covering various therapeutic needs: Bereavement and Carers groups
The groups will be a maximum of 8 people and run for a duration of 6 weeks. The therapy group sessions are for 90 minutes.

To share is to know you are not alone.


Face to Face counselling: £35
However I can work on a sliding scale and offer consessions where appropriate.

Telephone Counselling: £30

Group Therapy:
£120 per person for 6 sessions

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 Khubler Ross 5 grief stages, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. These stages will not nessecarily 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 will turn our expectations and assumptions on their head. 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.

Maps & Directions

Halifax, HX6 2UN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


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

Supervision & training

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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