Abi Newman. FdSc Counselling. MBACP.

Abi Newman. FdSc Counselling. MBACP.

The Healing Rooms
162 Gloucester Road
Bristol
BS7 8NT

07856031105

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The Healing Rooms
162 Gloucester Road
Bristol
BS7 8NT

07856031105

About me

Counselling & Psychotherapy can offer a gentle dance between challenge and support; movement and pause. It can be a time for you to speak about what you are carrying with you without the fear of judgement or rejection, a time to find your own voice.

Finding the right Therapist that feels true to what you are looking for is an incredibly important part of your process, with many different types of therapy on offer and a large selection of Therapists to scroll through it can be anxiety provoking in itself, I want to make the beginning stages of choosing your Therapist as easy as possible, this is why I offer a free phone consultation prior to meeting, this gives you the chance to ask questions and get a better idea of what working with me might look and feel like, I then offer a reduced fee introductory session, this gives you an opportunity to feel into whether you would like to work with me and perhaps gain a deeper sense of what you are looking for in a Counsellor.

I work in a heart connected way which means that my intention is to create a space of warmth, compassion and support, allowing you to feel comfortable and at ease, I believe that the relationship we create together is at the core of the work. The Counselling space is there for you to engage with your mind, heart and body felt response, nurturing what you feel and reconnecting to your core, giving you the time to find new options and creating freedom around your choices, we will work at your pace and reach the depths that you wish to journey to.

Who is Counselling & Psychotherapy for?

Short-term Counselling can provide a space for you to process, explore, feel, talk, move, connect; it can offer an endless opportunity to move into authenticity.
Psychotherapy (longer-term work) presents the gift of depth; allowing you to move into the more difficult places within yourself and learning/relearning what ‘relationship’ is for you.
As your therapist my intention is to meet you where you need and want to be met; mind, body and heart.

Whatever you feel you need to bring into therapy is the invitation; the starting point to your process of awareness, movement and insight, your opportunity to become fully engaged with life.

My Working Philosophy

I am an Integrative Therapist with a Humanistic core, working in a heartfelt, connected way and meeting my Clients where they want to be met.

I believe in paying attention to body and mind, heightening awareness and stepping into the whole experience. This way of working heightens a person's awareness and can gift you the opportunity to step fully into a deeper experience.

Working with the mind, body and heart in a therapeutic space can mean integrating various ways of working, these might include;

  • Traditional talking therapy
  • Creative writing
  • Movement
  • Breath awareness
  • Visualisation work
  • Ways of expressing yourself creatively

The foundation of the work being the therapeutic relationship itself.

Who am I?

I am a Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have regular supervision and I am committed to ongoing growth through professional development, I am currently attending workshops inviting a Body and mind connection, looking more deeply at the whole experience we as people may have. My own pathway of self-discovery continues to be guided by meditation, creativity, nature, poetry and drumming.

I have experience of working in various areas: eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, gender and sexual diversity, relationship issues, low self-esteem, abuse and addiction.

My endless curiosity around different theories, philosophies and techniques within Counselling and Psychotherapy, means that my learning and development is a life-long process, I believe that the more I know, experience, feel and understand, the more flexibility I can offer my work with clients, ensuring that the therapeutic space is the most beneficial to the individual rather than me enforcing a certain way of working upon you.

I offer long-term affordable therapeutic work; I believe that this holds the potential to reach the deeper layers of who you are, while not putting financial strain and avoidable stress upon your process. I encourage you to take the time you need and want from a Therapeutic experience.

If you are seeking affordable short-term Therapy I am happy to discuss this with you and open to agreeing upon a set number of sessions, the minimum commitment being 6 weeks.

I offer sessions in the evenings and weekend Counselling (Saturday mornings) I also have some daytime availability on a Friday.

I am happy to work with people on a weekly of fortnightly basis.

I am happy to work with people that feel a pull to being outside with Nature, 'Therapy in Nature' or 'walk and Talk' is explained in a little more detail on my website:

Click Here for www.abinewman-counselling.co.uk



Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed various qualifications, workshops and training sessions with the intention to cultivate mind, body and spirit connection:

  • FdSc Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Creative writing for Therapeutic Purposes
  • The Shamanic Journey
  • The Wild Nature of Embodiment Certificate
  • Trance and Transference Certificate
  • Reiki Level 2
  • A Level Psychology
  • Health and Social Care
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Understanding Personality Disorder Training
  • Understanding Autistic spectrum
  • Working with individuals with Learning Difficulties
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Drugs and Alcohol Awareness
  • Co-dependency Training
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Training
  • Identifying and Responding to Families Experiencing Domestic Abuse

My endless curiosity around different theories, philosophies and techniques within Counselling and Psychotherapy, means that my learning and development is a life-long process, I believe that the more I know, experience, feel and understand, the more flexibility I can offer my work with clients, ensuring that the therapeutic space is the most beneficial to the individual rather than me enforcing a certain way of working upon you.

Member organisations

BACP

Photos & videos

  • Awaken. Breathe. Connect.
  • Awaken. Breathe. Connect.

Fees

Counselling & Psychotherapy

FREE Telephone Consultation prior to meeting

Reduced cost Introductory session (40-60 minutes) £20
Counselling session (60 minutes) £30 – £50 *Price dependent on time/day*

Walk and Talk

Walk and Talk Therapy (60 minutes) £30

Home Visits

For people that find it challenging to leave the house and want this to be the focus of the Therapy, we can work in an experiential way, with the work being based around us building up to you entering into an outside experience of Therapy.

I can offer short-term Home visits, with the intention to move into longer term therapeutic work either held through walk & talk therapy or held in one of the rooms that I work from, however, this will need to be discussed prior to us beginning our relational work together. Home visits will be charged based on individual circumstances.

Concessions

I am able to offer a limited amount of concessions; these are available dependent on circumstances and would need to be discussed during the introductory session.

Further information

What next and what to expect…

You can send me a message through the Counselling directory, email me directly, text or call.
Click Here for www.abinewman-counselling.co.uk

I feel that building a solid starting point is very important, I do not rush any point of the Therapeutic relationship this is very much inclusive of the beginning stages, I feel it is important that you get the right Therapist for you and wish to give you every opportunity to make an informed, heart felt decision around whether or not you wish to work with me.

I offer a free optional telephone consultation, this is your opportunity to ask any questions that you may have prior to meeting in person, at no point during this conversation will I ask or require you to book an appointment, however, this is of course possible for you to do so should you wish.

Following on from that should you wish to meet face to face I hold a reduced fee 40-60 minute Introductory appointment, this will give you the opportunity to ask questions and understand more fully what our therapeutic relationship feels like and whether you think and feel that I am the right Therapist for you.

If you then feel you would like to begin to hold regular sessions, our first full session would be a chance for me to go through some questions to gather more information around how long we will work together and what intentions you might be bringing with you, we will look at current support systems you have in place and together in this first session we will read through, agree and sign The Therapeutic Relationship (Contract) and Confidentiality agreement form.

I look forward to speaking with you

T. 07856031105
www.abinewman-counselling.co.uk
E. abinewmanuk@hotmail.com

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS7 8NT

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Evenings and weekends. Friday daytime sessions available. Weekly or fortnightly sessions available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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