My name is Penny Newton and I am 39 years old.
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. 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.
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. You can check me out on the BACP register by following this link www.bacpregister.org.uk and then entering the following details on the ‘Check the Register’ page:
Name: Penelope Newton
Certificate Number: 177638
I have worked as a counsellor in a secondary school working with 13-18 year olds who presented a whole range of issues. At the other end of the life spectrum, I currently volunteer one day a week at a Hospice as a loss and bereavement counsellor. I work with carer’s of patients and patients themselves who are living with a life limiting illness or who are terminally ill. I also work with clients who are bereaved and struggling to come to terms with their loss and cannot see a positive future for themselves.
I attend regular training and supervision in line with the BACP code of practice which ensures I am offering clients a professional and safe service. Again, this is all confidential and clients anonymity is never put at risk. I also hold professional indemnity insurance.
- Level 4 Diploma in Theory and Practice of Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 in Counselling Concepts
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Other training attended:
- Working with Loss and Grief
- Not too young to grieve – Children and Bereavement
- Suicide safeTALK
- ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
- Dementia Friend
- Understanding Parkinson’S
- Safeguarding and Child Protection