New Page Counselling Service is owned and run by Lynn Page, (PGDip in psychotherapeutic Counselling). I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP), and I am bound by its codes of Ethics and Practice and am working towards accreditation in that organisation.
How I work
I practice integrative counselling, which means that I use several different modalities, including Person Centred Theory, Psychodynamic theory, Attachment theory, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment therapy), CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy), SFBT (Solution Focused Brief therapy), and others along the way, but if asked to describe how I work it would be to say that I am client led, and that the therapeutic relationship that we establish together is the most important aspect of therapy.
Together, in a non-judgmental relationship, we can work out the most productive way of helping you to move forward with your life, and make sense of your problems, and because I work in an integrative way, there are many tools in my counselling toolbox, that we can use to get to where you want to be.
I can also offer creative therapy, if you would like to try working creatively, whether it be drawing, painting or writing or in fact whatever form your creativity takes, it can be a way to uncover things that your unconscious mind has been hiding, and can help you to learn to live in the present, and not worry about what might happen in the future. It can help immensely if you suffer with anxiety.
Short or Long Term Therapy?
I provide both short term and open ended therapy. Short term therapy may be all you need if you are having problems with a particular issue, but if you have suffered with more complex issues, long term open ended therapy could be needed to help you move forward gently and safely, so that you can enjoy a meaningful future.
If you would like to see if we can work together I offer a heavily discounted initial session, and you are under no obligation to book a further session, if you do wish to continue working with me however, please see below under fees. I am also happy to discuss Home visits for housebound clients, again see below under fees.
Weekday and evening appointments are available.
I have an up to date enhanced police safety check (DBS). I hold professional indemnity insurance and my work is supervised by a BACP approved supervisor.
Please see my website for further information.
I also provide Therapeutic Coaching, if you feel stuck either in your personal life or your career, we can work on setting and achieving goals, that fit in with your values. Values are incredibly important, because they represent what you want your life to stand for, they give our life meaning, and provide us with satisfaction, both in a work situation and in our personal life. Values are a very personal thing, they are not something that other people can impose upon us, but something that gives our life direction. Sometimes we need help to work out what those values are, and then set goals in accordance with them which will help to make our lives rich and meaningful.
Coaching can help if you have not been in work for some time, for whatever reason, and wish to return to work but have no idea how to begin. If you are in a job where you feel stagnant and get little or no job satisfaction, if your confidence and self esteem are low, if you have reached a point in your life where you feel that you have no purpose, for instance if your children have grown up and moved away and you feel lost, or in any of those life transition stages, such as retirement, menopause, or redundancy.
At times relationships hit difficulties, I work with couples who want to try to save their relationship, and spending some time with a third party, who is not involved can help repair the cracks, or may make you realise that the best thing for everyone may be to part. If this is the case, then working with a therapist can help to bring about as good an ending as possible, especially if you have children, it can also help you to move forward with your life with confidence irrespective of the outcome.
Couples counselling is not limited to romantic relationships. Parent and child, siblings or friends who are having problems, can also benefit from relationship counselling.
Relationships don't have to have encountered problems for you to benefit from counselling, it can also be very useful for couples planning a life together, to ensure that you both know what to expect from each other and the relationship, and can better anticipate any problems that may arise in the future, so that you are able to ride the storms that inevitably will arise
I offer Supervision to other counsellors, using the seven-eyed model. Please see my supervisor profile or contact me for further details.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Merit) – Staffordshire University
- University Certificate in Counselling (Merit) – Staffordshire University
- Certificate in Coaching - University of the West of Scotland
- Introduction to Basic Counselling Skills – Staffordshire University
- Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling - MCTC
- Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision - Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy
Continued Professional Development Training
- Critical Incident Stress Management Course - 2015
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy Course - 2016
- An Introduction and Exploration of Transactional Analysis - 2016
- Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice – 2017
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - 2017
- Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling - 2018
- Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision - 2019
I have experience working in an NHS Staff Support and Counselling Service, working with staff at all levels in the organisation, on a variety of issues, both personal and work related.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
In order for you to see if counselling is right for you at the present time, I offer a first 60 minute session, discounted to £20,to be paid within 24 hours of booking the appointment. If you decide to book further sessions they are normally on a weekly basis, (fortnightly by arrangement) my standard fee for a normal 60 minute session for individuals(longer sessions are available if appropriate) is £40, for couples £50, however, I do offer a small number of concessionary sessions, so if you are unable to afford the full payment, please contact me.
I am happy to discuss home visits if you are housebound or you have a problem getting out and about. The fee for this service would be £60 per session if you are within a 5 mile radius of my home, further than that would need to be negotiated. In this case a short free initial session would be done via telephone.
How to pay
Payment should be made in advance, so if you decide to book another session at the end of your first session, that second session or block of sessions, will need to be paid for at the end of the free session, or if paying by inter bank transfer t least 48 hours before the next appointment.
Direct payment into my Bank Account (Details will be given when booking the initial session)
Normally, cancellations should be at least 48 hours in advance, if you cancel after this, or you do not attend, then full payment will be taken, and payment for the next session will need to be made in advance of that session.
Where I work
I work from a purpose built garden room in the back garden of my home in the Porthill area of Newcastle-under Lyme, it is a quiet, confidential and peaceful space. Access is via the side of my house.
Parking and transport
If you are driving, parking is available on my drive (during the day) or the quiet cul-de-sac that I live in, in the evening, if you are travelling by public transport, there is a local railway station less than half a mile away, and a regular bus service which stops on a nearby main road.