Hello my name is Emma Newsome. I am a person centred counsellor and I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and bound by its ethical framework for good practice where I embrace difference, diversity and value people as individuals regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, religion or background.
I provide general counselling for a wide range of issues including Anxiety, Stress, Depression, LGBT Issues, Low self esteem, Bereavement and Loss, Anger, Fears and Phobias, HIV, Relationship issues and what ever else you may wish to talk about. I also have experience of working as a counsellor within a national mental health charity.
I feel that it is important within my counselling encounters with client's to be able to work within an awareness of difference and diversity so that I am able to understand the client's own frame of reference, their own patterns of relating with others and where I can focus on the "here and now" with the client. I feel that my approach to counselling offers support and encouragement to a wide range of client's so that they are able to make the right decisions for themselves. I also believe that each and every individual has their own view and beliefs about what is best for them and that certain aspects of other theories may help with some client's. Therefore, I am open to use a more integrated approach with certain client's if it suits their needs and their progress.
I have a strong understanding of LGBT issues where I am able to offer a more specialised counselling service for the LGBT community for issues such as coming out, coping with confusing feelings, prejudice and discrimination, rejection from family, friends and society and feelings of isolation and being alone.
I am able to work with individuals.
I am able to offer short or long term work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Cert in Counselling Studies
Cert in Counselling Skills
Registered Member MBACP
In date enhanced CRB check
Experience of working with a national charity counselling a wide range of people with a variety of issues.
Experience of working with in group settings.
Experience or working with a local charity counselling young people aged 13-25 with a wide range of issues and from different backgrounds.
Experience working with Anger Management and Anxiety with both individual's and groups.
Experience working with clients with Gender issues.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other specialised areas:
£40 for individuals
£50 for couples
* Discounts available for students
There is no set number of sessions as my work is open-ended and review's will take place on a regular basics. There is no obligation to continue unless you wish too.
I am able to offer counselling during evenings and Saturdays with no extra cost.