Helen Newman

8 East Common
Gerrards Cross
SL9

07909 984102

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About me

I am a qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor and Family/Systemic Practitioner and I have been qualified for twenty years. I offer a talking therapy and/or creative therapy to children, adults and young people.

My approach to counselling is ‘Client-Centred’ having been trained in a number of modalities; Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Existential, CBT and as a Family Systemic Practitioner. I believe it is firstly the relationship between counsellor and client(s) which provides the foundation to explore, understand, challenge and change patterns of behaviour which are causing relationship difficulties and personal distress.

I try to offer a positive environment in which together we can discover new insights and understanding. I call myself client-centred as I try to offer the therapy which ‘fits’ the needs of the client. This can be a talking therapy using different approaches of exploring the past and present or something more solution focussed depending on individual needs. Looking at how negative thought patterns may contribute to feelings and behaviours can often be insightful and when understood can open the door to making positive changes.

I use creative materials if this feels appropriate or helpful, both with adults and young people as I have found this to be a powerful and interesting way to gain understanding of our lives and ourselves. I also work with families and parts of families i.e parent and child, siblings or any members of the family who are seeking to understand and learn better ways of communicating together.

Additionally, I am a qualified supervisor and offer clinical supervision on a one to one basis or in small groups (please contact me if you are looking to join or wish me to set up a new supervision group).

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I have been counselling since 1998 and much of my work has been with children and young people in schools and an agency setting.

I manage a busy counselling agency for young people and work with children and parents in schools.

I have an enhanced DBS certificate and full indemnity insurance.

Training & Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Communication Studies, 1990
  • Diploma in Counselling, 2000
  • Diploma in Working with Adolescents, 2005
  • BACP Accreditation, 2005
  • Diploma in Individual & Group Supervision, 2010
  • ABC Diploma in Casework Supervision, 2010
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Child Focussed Systemic Practice, 2019

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

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Fees

Counselling: £55 individual £65 Families (50 minute session)

Supervision: £55 individual (50 minute session) £40 group (per person)

Maps & Directions

Gerrards Cross, SL9

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

Daytime and evening appointments until 8pm

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
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