Katie Newton - MSc, UKCP Accredited
My name is Katie Newton and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist / Counsellor offering sessions in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. (Within access of Chesterfield and Nottingham). I am currently offering face to face sessions in my office (with Covid-19 secure measures in place, including wearing of face masks if appropriate), via online platforms (Zoom or Skype) or on the telephone.
I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment. My private practice is based within the beautiful, peaceful setting of Ransom Wood Business Park in Mansfield, with free, easy parking available.
We will work together at a pace that feels comfortable for you, to explore your feelings, thoughts, behaviours and patterns, whilst trying to understand how these might have developed. This can be a daunting process, but with the support of your therapist, you will be given time and space to explore and reflect on these experiences and relate them to your current way of being in the world.
I draw from a range of counselling and psychotherapy approaches to provide the right support for you. I am able to provide both short term counselling, where you may have a specific problem which you wish to look at or longer-term psychotherapy, where deeper more complex issues can be explored. Both short and long-term work will have the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
My experience involves working with a range of different issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, sexual and physical abuse, childhood issues, trauma, relationship difficulties, affair and betrayals, divorce and separation. I also work with a whole range of issues including:
- Panic Attacks
- Eating issues
- Family problems
- Isolation and loneliness
- Gambling addiction
- Chronic illness
- Low self-esteem
- Lack of self-confidence
- Major life changes
- Mental health issues.
This list is not exhaustive, and there are many other reasons why people choose to have therapy.
I am able to offer a free telephone call prior to arranging an assessment appointment if that would suit you, where we can discuss what your difficulties or issues are and what you are hoping for from counselling / psychotherapy.
If I am unable to answer your call, it may be because I am working, but please leave a message or send a text and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Please contact me by email if you feel more comfortable with this.
I won’t tell you how many sessions I think you need - this is something that we will discuss together, and the decision will always rest with you. I will build regular reviews into our work to make sure that you feel ok with how the therapy is going.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a psychotherapist, with a Masters degree in MSc Integrative Psychotherapy from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham.
I am a Full Clinical member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).
I have a BA (Hons) Human Sciences from Nottingham Trent University (1998).
I have worked in a number of organisations, offering face to face counselling to both adults and young people. I have worked with clients for short term periods (6 weeks) and also with long term work, for those who feel they need that level of support. I have worked with a number of clients dealing with a variety of issues in their lives, who need space and time to explore them in therapy. I have worked at Cruse Bereavement Care, Doncaster College, The Haven Counselling Service and SHE-UK (supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.)
I undertake regular personal therapy and clinical supervision with registered UKCP psychotherapists. This is part of my parallel clinical obligations with UCKP to ensure that I am providing and ethical and effective service.
I have previously worked in the public sector for 18 years, and due to the nature of this role, I have particular expertise in working with trauma, bereavement and loss, childhood abuse, sexual and domestic violence.
I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance and have an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, previously Criminal Records Bureau).
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I would initially speak with you for approximately 20 minutes on the telephone after you have made initial contact to discuss your availability, general thoughts and hopes about what counselling could potentially offer you etc.
I offer an initial free 50 minute consultation for us to discuss what counselling might look like for you and to answer any questions you may have about how therapy could help you.
After that, all subsequent sessions would be £40 for a 50 minute session, ideally on a weekly basis.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or BACS.