Simon Newbury

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Individual & Relationship Counselling
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Stafford, Staffs, ST17
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Specialising in relationship counselling, with over 20 years’ experience working for Relate, I offer couple and individual counselling in both indoor and outdoor settings. We can explore unhelpful feelings, thoughts and behaviours, using a range of different counselling models that best bring about the changes you want.

If you feel the need to improve your relationship, your wellbeing, and gain some relief from distress, please get in touch for a consultation to talk through what you would like to achieve and to see if you feel we could work together.

I often find people wonder if their own problems are somehow worthy or bad enough for them to indulge in counselling, maybe holding out for change or thinking that time will make things better on its own. My belief is that with a relatively brief focus on whatever is upsetting you - and maybe those around you - you can find relief, better ways of coping, or resolution.

I work from a converted shepherd’s hut on the edge of Cannock Chase in the grounds of Oakedge Park. This is a very natural site, overlooking pools and surrounded by a forest landscape, making a beautiful place to work and walk from - see photos below.

Walking therapy for some people is less intense, and reduces the sense of being ‘under the spotlight’ compared to a more traditional setting. The shepherd’s hut provides a space for our session whilst being surrounded by nature. It is also a base to walk from if you would like to do that. Alternatively we can arrange to walk from different parts of Cannock Chase or along the local canals, should you find that a more comfortable way to talk.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I am relocating in April, out of the area, after which current clients will move to online for the remainder of our work. Starting work with me now could mean we would have to move online after April and this may not work for you if your preference is face-to-face only. 
Thank you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Cert. Marital and Couple Counselling.

25 years experience and ongoing CPD within and outside of Relate.

Member organisations

BACP
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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Fees

£50.00 - £65.00

Additional information

A face-to-face session is 60 minutes and the fee is £50 for individuals and £65 for couples. Sessions can be extended and held at different intervals to suit.

An online Zoom or phone session is 60 minutes and the fees are the same, £50 for individuals and £65 for couples. 

When I work

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Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, Staffs, ST17

Type of session

In person
Online
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Types of client

Adults
Couples

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom
Simon Newbury
Simon Newbury