Owen Newman BA (Hons), Cert, Dip, Adv Dip, Adv Int Dip, MNCS Accred
I'm an experienced, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist specialising in problems with stress, anxiety and depression, changing unhelpful habits or behaviours, and navigating pressures and conflicts in your relationships, work life or family life.
My approach is to help you work through difficult issues in a supportive and solution-focused way. I will help you identify how you can make effective changes that enable you to overcome problems and I will guide and support you through the process of putting those changes into practice.
The types of counselling and psychotherapy I specialise in are: Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Therapy (CT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCBT).
These are evidence-based, highly effective and practical approaches in the tradition of cognitive behavioural counselling and psychotherapy. I work by integrating these approaches in a way that suits your individual needs and preferences.
If you would like more information, I will be happy to talk to you or correspond with you in detail before you decide to book a session. All conversations are confidential.
For more information, please contact me on 07956 283 702 or email me at email@example.com.
Training, qualifications & experience
I specialise in the following areas:
Generalised anxiety (GAD), social anxiety, performance anxiety, panic attacks, health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), insomnia and phobias including agoraphobia.
Work negatively impacting your health, well-being and relationships, continually feeling overwhelmed or tired and run down because of the demands of work, continually worrying or ruminating about work, difficulty relaxing.
Low mood and depression
Persistent or recurring periods of feeling down, sad, hopeless or withdrawn. Loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities. Feeling bad about yourself or that you have let others down. Dwelling on and finding it hard to come to terms with mistakes, failings, regrets, disappointments, rejection or loss. Recurring thoughts about hurting yourself or suicide.
Problems with anger or resentment
Difficulty dealing with conflict, for example, in relationships or at work. Finding it difficult to control your temper. Difficulty asserting yourself or standing up for yourself. Dwelling on and finding it difficult to come to terms with being badly treated.
Low self-confidence or self-esteem
A negative sense of self or self image that interferes with or limits your social, personal or work life, for example, by tending to avoid challenging situations or be overly focused on staying in control in those situations, tending to be very self-critical, and feel bad about yourself, not good enough, a failure or unwanted and unloved, unhelpful perfectionistic tendencies, tending to overcompensate or self-sabotage.
Family and relationship problems
Tending to getting caught up in patterns of communication that increase conflict or distress such as criticising, defensiveness and withdrawing or stonewalling. Problems relating to expectations not being met or reconciling differences in attitudes and values. Not feeling supported or understood. Feeling excluded. Issues around sex and intimacy with your partner.
I trained at King's College London University and at The College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies London. I hold an honours degree in Philosophy, a Certificate in Counselling and three postgraduate diplomas in cognitive behavioural counselling and psychotherapy: Diploma in CBT, Advanced Diploma in Integrative CBT, Advanced Diploma in REBT (with Distinction).
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and I am DBS certified.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per session (sessions are 50 minutes).