Geraldine S Newham, BA Hons, RMBACP. (Compass Counselling and Psychotherapy).
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
- 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I charge £40.00 per 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and early evenings; subject to advance agreement.
Types of client