About me

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
Postcode: NG33

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.

Counselling qualifications:

  • 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