Joanne Newstead

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(BACP Accredited) Counsellor and Supervisor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Jo and I am a BACP accredited  psychotherapist (12 years in practice) and supervisor. If you are struggling with anxiety or depression, low self esteem, bereavement, trauma or other issues in life, within relationships or at work I can help you to process and explore your thoughts and feelings. Together we can find and build solutions and coping strategies to improve your life now and in the future.  I am able to offer F2F sessions, my practice is Covid 19 secure and I am fully vaccinated.

My approach to therapy is to offer you a safe, genuine and confidential space to explore your difficulties, without judgement.

I can offer short term solution focused therapy (6-8 sessions) and longer term if there are perhaps multiple issues to address. I also use Equine Assisted Therapy with my miniature ponies where appropriate.

I came into counselling following a difficult period in my own life and felt that I wanted to give something back by helping others who may find themselves struggling in life.  I have worked with a wide range of issues and across all ages including adults and younger adults.

I am based in Gotham (3 miles from Clifton and East Leake and 20 mins from Nottingham City Centre) and which is easily accessible by either bus or car. I have safe off road parking. (I do offer home visits if you are unable to travel).     As well as Face 2 Face sessions I can offer remote telephone and/or video sessions across the UK and Ireland.

As a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited counsellor I support and adhere to the BACP code of ethics which promotes professional and ethical working. I am covered by indemnity insurance and hold an enhanced criminal records bureau (DBS) check.

You can contact me by phone or email.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice (Nottingham University)

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Counselling Xtra)

Workshops in PTSD Equine Assisted Therapy and "Learning to Listen"

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling Practice (Nottingham University)

BACP Accreditation

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas I have specific experience of include:

*  ante and post natal illness and recovery.

*  infertility and IVF processes.

* I have worked in the NHS offering counselling to sufferers of diabetes and heart problems (including cardiac arrest) and have a sound appreciation of the difficulties that these conditions impose.

* I have worked with clients who have vision and or hearing loss

* I can also offer equine assisted therapy. Working in a safe environment with the ponies can help unlock  your feelings, develop your sense of self, your ability to be in the moment and to listen to your intuition. This work all takes place on the ground no riding or horsemanship is involved. No prior experience of horses is required. NO RIDING INVOLVED


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Free telephone consultation 

My fee for a 50 minute session is £45

I do give a concessionary rate which is negotiable, for anyone who is experiencing genuine financial hardship.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Home visits are possible if you are unable to travel. Please note that we would need a quiet room where we would be undisturbed.

Gotham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG11

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My counselling room is on the ground floor and there is a toilet next to the room.

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In person

My name is Jo & I can offer supervision to individuals/groups of 2. I am Person Centred trained but I'm also able to work with integrative therapists.

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Joanne Newstead
Joanne Newstead