Hello. My name is Carole Newton. I offer warm, genuine, person-centered counselling in a safe, confidential and judgment-free space.
It can be difficult to ask for help but I will ensure you feel at ease and do everything possible to help you to feel calm and safe. Deciding to come to counselling can be the first step in an important journey of understanding yourself and your problems.
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 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. The pain faced by parents losing pregnancies, babies, infants and older children is overwhelming. 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 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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session
I offer Online/Phone therapy.