Erica Newman

Erica Newman

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - York

York YO42
Sessions from £50.00


  • Concessionary rates


I offer walk and talk counselling sessions on a Tuesday and a Friday. I am also able to offer telephone and online counselling if required. 

About me and my therapy practice

As a fully qualified counsellor, I specialise in working outdoors and passionately believe in the positive benefits of exercise and being outdoors for mental health. I offer walk and talk counselling sessions and I am able to offer online or telephone sessions as required.

I have been in the caring profession in one way or another throughout my working life, beginning with nursing and I bring all this experience into my counselling. I also bring an enthusiasm for the outdoors working as a professional gardener and an awareness of all the benefits to mental and physical health that the outdoors provides.

My qualifications include a masters degree in counselling which involved research on walk and talk counselling. I am a registered member of the BACP abiding by their ethical framework and maintaining continued professional development.

I have had experience of working with a wide range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, stress, loneliness, relationship difficulties and difficulty coping with significant life events, to name but a few. I also have a particular interest in difficulties associated with the menopause. 

Alongside my private practice, I work as a counsellor in the volunteer sector.

Practice description

As a humanistic counsellor, I believe that you are unique, with your own individual experience of life and I will provide you with a safe, confidential and supportive space to talk about your difficulties and hopes. I will listen without judgement as I try to gain understanding of your life experience. I will be open and honest with you and support you to find your own best way forward as you are the expert in your life experience. Counselling is a process of gaining a better understanding of yourself that will enable you to make choices and feel more freedom to find ways to move forward. 

My first session

I offer an initial, free 30 minute telephone session, for you to talk about what has brought you to counselling and what you hope to gain from it. You may wish to ask questions and I will provide as much information as I can about the way I work, the counselling and what future sessions might be like. If we both feel that we can work together then an appointment can be made for a further session. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling