Newman Health & Wellbeing, is a new university initiative developed to create additional opportunities for students to engage in high quality, real life, work related opportunities. The centre will be open to the public and provide real benefits to local people, contributing to the quality of life for those living and working in Birmingham and surrounding areas.
The campus based centre, which will be open to the public from October 2016, will offer a range of quality of life services, including youth work and a counselling service. At the centre there will be a suite of four rooms including a child play therapy room, where we can offer therapy to children as young as three and to adults at every life stage. The service will be delivered by a mix of students doing their course placement hours, lecturers from the counselling department who alongside their academic role, are also experienced practitioners, and a newly appointed clinical manager, Colette Lewis, who is a BACP Accredited Counsellor.
Colette commented “At the heart of Newman Health and Wellbeing is our new Counselling and Psychotherapy Service where we will provide a high quality, supervised and professionally managed service. We can respond to a wide range of individual emotional, psychological and social stress conditions and will be able to work through self-referral and referral from a range of sources, including signposting by doctors, nurses, teachers and parents. All our counsellors are carefully trained and supervised to ensure the needs of our clients are met. It is also great news for our students, who will gain invaluable real life experience to contribute to their Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling and their Masters in Professional Integrative Psychotherapy (Adult and Child) courses. I began my counselling training at Newman where I did my Certificate in Counselling Skills and it’s a great place to study.”