Abi Newman. FdSc Counselling. Registered MBACP.

Abi Newman. FdSc Counselling. Registered MBACP.

The Practice Rooms
57-59 High Street

The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill

07856 031105

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The Practice Rooms
57-59 High Street

The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill

07856 031105

About me

I offer you time and space to pause and connect.

This time and space can be your chance to speak about what you are carrying with you, without the fear of judgement or rejection, a time to find your own voice and answers, to build a stronger relationship with yourself, perhaps a time for you to connect with what is missing or explore what is holding you back, this could be about you learning new ways of being in your life; ways that feel more true to you, for others it could be a part of your self-development, a calling that you can no longer ignore.

Whatever your reason for seeking a Counsellor I hold a space that is open for you to explore your inner landscape and connect more deeply with yourself.

I feel that within each of us there lives wise and great teachers, some can feel bright and sparkling and others may feel dark and hiding in the shadows, each one has lessons to teach us and each one will allow us to get to know the many different versions of ourselves.
Maybe now it is your time to meet these teachers you have within.
Maybe now is the time for you to really start to connect with what you are feeling beneath the busy and chaotic world we live in.
Maybe now is your time to pause and connect.

Who I am and how I work

I am a Registered 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 influenced by various teachings including Body Psychotherapy, Wild therapy and Transpersonal Psychology, this translates into Mind:Body:Spirit.

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

Training, qualifications & experience

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

Long-term training completed:

  • FdSc Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Reiki Level 2
  • A Level Psychology
  • NVQ 2 & 3 Health and Social Care

Short-term courses, training and workshops attended:

  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Creative writing for Therapeutic Purposes
  • The Shamanic Journey
  • The Wild Nature of Embodiment Certificate
  • Trance and Transference Certificate
  • 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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

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


Counselling & Psychotherapy

30 Minute face to face Introductory session £10

Counselling session (60 minutes) £30

Concession (Student/unemployed) £20

Walk and Talk

Walk and Talk Therapy (60 minutes) £30

Further information

The practice rooms in Cotham and Westbury-on-Trym:

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS9 3ED
Bristol, BS6 6JY

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Daytime and evening sessions available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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