Penny Newton - MBACP
At certain times in life, opening up to your closest family and friends is not an option due to fear of upsetting them, or worrying they won't understand and will judge you. Perhaps it is them that are causing your pain?
I can offer you a space for you to talk about your issues without feeling judged or misunderstood. You don't have to worry that you are going to be discussed or talked about between family and friends as everything you share with me stays between us. You will never be made to feel embarrassed about expressing your feelings, thoughts and emotions.
I am a professionally qualified therapeutic counsellor working in a humanistic way. Humanistic counselling believes that all human beings have an inbuilt capacity to grow and reach their full potential. This means that the answers to your problems lie within you. It may feel impossible to find these answers but my role is to guide and support you on your journey to discover these solutions. I trained as a Person-centred counsellor but at times I may use parts of other approaches in order to offer a service that fits the individual needs of the client.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified to diploma level and am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). This means I am bound to working within their professional and ethical code of practice. My Counselling qualifications are below:
Level 4 Diploma in Theory and Practice of Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 in Counseling Concepts
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Please see my website for other training attended www.pncounselling.co.uk
I have worked as a counsellor in a secondary school working with 13-18 year olds who presented a whole range of issues. I also work with 13+ years olds in my private practice who present issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, anger and bereavement. At the other end of the life spectrum, I work one day a week at a Hospice as a loss and bereavement counsellor. I also work with carer's of patients and patients themselves who are living with life limiting illness or who are terminally ill. In my private practice I work with clients who are struggling with various issues such as anxiety, relationship difficulties, panic attacks, depression, bereavement and anger.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Fees are taken at each session. You are not commiteed to pay for a course of sessions and we will review your need for continued support as we are going along.
The 50 minute sessions will be charged at £40.
I accept cash, personal cheques, credit/debit cards.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays between 9:30am and 3pm. Evenings between 4:30pm and 8:30pm, Monday to Thursday.
Types of client