About me

My name is Penny Newton and I am a fully qualified BACP accredited 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 have been practising as a Counsellor for over 8 years. I am an experienced bereavement Counsellor having worked in a Hospice as a loss and bereavement Counsellor for 4 years. I worked with carer’s of patients and patients themselves who were living with a life limiting illness or who were terminally ill. I worked with clients who were struggling to come to terms with their loss and could not see a positive future for themselves.

I also work one day a week for a school in Lincolnshire as their School Counsellor. I work with 8-13 year olds.

I am a Mental Health First Aid Trainer for a mental health organisation who offer counselling to people who live and work in the rural community.

I have worked as a Counselling Lecturer at Grantham College and I have also worked as a Counsellor in a secondary school working with 13-18 year olds who presented a whole range of issues.

I worked for Victim Support for 4 years.  I am an accredited ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) supporting children and young people who have been victims of sexual violence. I also supported secondary survivors of victims (parents/caregivers/siblings) who were struggling to come to terms with what their loved one had been through. I also have experience working with clients who are victims of domestic violence.

I am currently working towards my Level 6 qualification in becoming a Supervisor. I am at the stage of my course where I can offer Supervision to fully qualified Counsellor’s at a concessionary rate. Please feel free to enquire.

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: PE9

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/passed:

  • Accredited Independent Sexual Violence Advisor 
  • Level 3 City & Guilds Award in Education and Training
  • Working with Loss and Grief
  • Not too young to grieve – Children and Bereavement
  • Suicide safeTALK
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Supporting victims of Domestic Violence
  • Supporting victims of Sexual Abuse
  • Dementia Friend
  • Understanding Parkinson’S
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection