Hello. My name is Carole Newton. I offer warm, genuine, person-centred counselling in a safe, confidential and judgment-free space.
Sometimes fear, loss, shame or sadness can stop us in our tracks and this is where counselling can help to remove the barriers to growth and re-establish our development. Life is full of challenge but how we respond to the challenges given to us is key to whether we move forward or not. We all have within us everything we need to grow and flourish in the world but sometimes could use the assistance of an independent person to help us tune in to it.
In counselling I believe that once a true connection is established, the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client can help us to understand ourselves, our motivations and difficulties and can lead to substantial personal growth. I feel that this relationship is key and pride myself on being real, honest, intuitive and compassionate.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc(Hons) Psychology
- P.G.C.E. English
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I worked for many years as an English teacher and am very familiar with the many issues faced by young people in our complex and unpredictable world.
In counselling I have worked with offenders and with bereaved parents and grandparents. I understand the enormity of the pain faced by parents losing pregnancies, babies, infants and older children. I believe that it is possible, with help, to move through the pain and go forward.
I have lived experience of, and a special interest in, autism and neurodiversity. Society can throw up many challenges for neurodiverse people and their families from early schooldays. I am happy to work with and support anyone with or without a diagnosis.
I am very interested in transpersonal psychology with its focus on spirituality and consciousness. I would be pleased to be part of the journey of anybody trying to work out the answers to the bigger questions. I also believe that existential psychology has much to teach us in the sense of not focusing purely on symptoms but instead on how a person defines meaning, purpose and a life well-lived.
Each client is an individual with different life experiences and personality traits therefore counselling needs to be tailored to each unique person. I would describe my approach as broadly person-centred and integrative.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer Online/Phone therapy.