Geraldine S Newham, BA Hons, RMBACP. (Compass Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Geraldine S Newham, BA Hons, RMBACP.  (Compass Counselling and Psychotherapy).


07379 829265

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07379 829265

About me

So often, we only have a sense of things not being ‘right’; and we keep going, in the hopes that it will right itself in time. Sadly, that doesn’t always happen. Counselling can give you the opportunity to explore issues to better understand what is going on and the possibility of changing or adapting your circumstances.

How counselling can help

As I believe everyone is created through relationship (of parents), develops in relationships with others, and is damaged by and through relationships with others, we receive healing and growth through relationship, particularly positive, life-affirming, supportive and caring relationships.  This in what I attempt to offer my clients, in a safe, containing space where they may feel enabled to do the emotional growing and self-understanding in exploring the issues they wish to discuss.

How we might start counselling together

I would invite you to contact me for an initial discussion about your reasons for coming to counselling, so that we can discuss how best we may be able to work together. I work with adults over 18, on a 1-1 basis. I do not work with couples.

What you could expect from coming to counselling with me

I work as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, believing that many current issues are the result of difficulties experienced in childhood, compounded through coping mechanisms that no longer serve their original function, and continue into adulthood, often shown in relationships with others. I blend a combination of therapies theoretically, together with practical strategies and affirming techniques, enabling me to tailor-make my counselling to each person’s individual needs. I offer a respectful, client-led person-centred approach that conforms to the ethical practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, of which I am a registered member.

My private practice is known as Compass Counselling and Psychotherapy - helping navigate through life's journeys.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Counselling (First Class)
  • Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling (BACP) Accredited
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Counselling
  • Level 2 Awareness in Bereavement Care Training

My Experience Working as a Counsellor

I have been working as a volunteer counsellor at The Bridge Counselling Agency in Worcester since January 2012, which has given me a broad experience in working with clients from a range of backgrounds and issues – from depression, anxiety, social phobias, low self-esteem, anger management, bereavement, life-stage issues, loss, marital difficulties, relationship struggles, self-harming and unresolved childhood development challenges.  I feel immensely privileged to have been trusted by each of my clients to walk alongside each one and share part of their journeys.

I also work at the Listening Post, Cheltenham, as a volunteer counsellor; and in private practice in Worcester as Compass Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Business Card
  • BACP registration


I charge £40.00 per 50 minute session.

Maps & Directions

Worcester, WR1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Weekdays and early evenings; subject to advance agreement.

Types of client

Older adults