Personal Construct Psychology for Living and Learning


Enabling Self Development and Change

Jenny Newland

2b Clarence Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AF

Tel: 07954 229 255

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Jenny Newland

I am trained in Personal Construct Psychology (PCP) psychotherapy and counselling. PCP, often referred to as 'a psychology for living' by those who use it.  I find it an adaptable, forward thinking and optimistic psychology which lends itself to use in a wide variety of contexts.  Click here for more information about PCP.

Before training as a psychotherapist and counsellor I studied psychology at university and then a few years later, trained to become a midwife. It was through midwifery, that I discovered the reality of how a trusting and respectful relationship can transform a woman’s experience of pregnancy, labour and birth, and can ultimately transform many peoples experiences in all kinds of contexts.

Over time, my interest in relationships broadened.  I became interested in our relationships with other people, our relationships with ourselves, as well as our relationships with our activities and environments, which led me to psychotherapy and counselling, through which I found I could draw all of my previous experiences and skills together in a new and exciting way.  In this way, I continued to work with women and their families addressing issues arising from pregnancy, birth and parenthood both at the Pregnancy and Parents Centre, Fountainbridge, as well as in private practice in Stockbridge.

However, I am also passionate about education and working with obstacles to learning.  For a number of years, this interest has channelled itself in a mathematical direction and I have been working with maths education. Click here for more information.

As a keen paddle-sport participant and coach, and relatively new climber I am also very interested in the psychological challenges that people come up against while participating in sporting activities.  and I am keen to work with sports coaches and people who may be experiencing psychological barriers to progression in their sport. Click here for more information.

At the end of the day, I have always enjoyed keeping a lot of variety in my work and I find that allowing these diverse interests to develop alongside each other, requiring me to adapt the differing roles of educator, psychologist and coach keeps me on my toes and helps to ensure that my working life is both exciting and challenging which is the way that I want it to be.

I welcome anyone who has a problem or concern that could benefit from a psychological or educational approach.  Please don't hesitate to get in touch to find out more.


Formal Qualifications
Whitewater River Leader
Level 1 Paddlesport Coach

Dip. PCP Psychotherapy and Counselling

Diploma in Midwifery

BSc (hons) Psychology


Other Courses

How We Learn Maths For Teachers, Jo Baler, Stanford University MOOC
Introduction To mathematical Thinking, Keith Devlin, Stanford University MOOC
The Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People, Edinburgh University MOOC
Positive Coaching, Sport Scotland

I also work at Counselling Conversations, Edinburgh