Stephen Newton, Create Counselling, Bristol.

Stephen Newton, Create Counselling, Bristol.


Frome Valley Medical Centre
2 Court Road
Frampton Cotterell
South Gloucestershire
BS36 2DE

07428 220497

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About me

Getting Started:

Call me 07428220497, or email me on to set up an initial, no-obligation session.

When we talk, we can see if we work well together.

If you are happy after this session, we can look at a regular date to meet.

I usually see clients weekly, but some prefer to meet fortnightly.

About Me:

  • I am a fully qualified counsellor based in Winterbourne, Bristol.
  • I regularly work with both adults and children.
  • I am a member of the National Counselling Society.
  • I trained on a BACP approved course, at the University of the West of England.
  • I am also a part-time teacher.
  • Prior to counselling, I worked as an art teacher for over twenty-five years, with mainstream and disabled pupils.
  • I have worked at Cruse Bereavement Care as a volunteer, then professional counsellor since 2013.
  • I perform within the arts in a variety of areas, including music and puppetry.
  • I receive monthly supervision for my work.
  • I have full Public Liability Insurance. I have enhanced DBS disclosure.

How I work:                                                                                                            
I offer a safe and confidential setting for you to explore your worries and concerns.           I am a qualified, integrative counsellor. 
I use the Person Centred approach as the basis for my work. 

This encompasses:
1) Unconditional Positive Regard: where I approach all clients with the same basic assumption. You are a valuable person, who regardless of how you feel about yourself, is important to me.

2) Empathy: where I work to understand where you are coming from and how you got there.

3) Congruence: I believe it is important to be congruent or truthful with you when we work together. I hope to help you understand yourself so you can move forwards independently in future.

In addition to this method, I have trained in other approaches, such as Psychodynamic Counselling, Gestalt Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I like to bring these and creative ways of working into our sessions to offer a flexible and personalised service to you.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BA (Hons) Drama and English. Middlesex University.
  • PGCE Drama in Education, University of Central England, at Birmingham.
  • Certificate in Professional Studies in Education, University of the West of England, Bristol.
  • MA (Ed) SEN, University of The West of England, Bristol.
  • Certificate in Professional Studies , Counselling, University of The West of England, Bristol.
  • Diploma in Professional Studies, Counselling, University of The West of England, Bristol.


  • Network Counselling: Being There: Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Cruse Bereavement Care: Awareness in Bereavement Care, Foundation Course
  • Cruse Bereavement Care: Working With Children/ Young People.
  • University of the West of England. Certificate In Professional Skills, Counselling.
  • University of the West of England. Diploma In Professional Skills, Counselling
  • Cruse Bereavement Care:Holding a Space for Your Client.
  • Cruse Bereavement Care:Recording Notes in Client Work
  • University of the West of England: Transactional Analysis 101
  • Cruse Bereavement Care: Solution Focussed Therapy for Clients at Risk of Suicide
  • Lois Tonkin: Effective Support for Grieving People
  • Cruse Bereavement Care:Introduction to Art Therapy
  • British Association of Play Therapists: Introduction To Sand Play Therapy
  • Network Counselling: De-mystifying Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Network Counselling: Self Care for Counsellors.
  • Winston’s Wish: Understanding The Needs of Bereaved Children and Young People
  • South West Psychotherapy: Setting Up Your Own Counselling Practice.
  • Network Counselling: Working With Trauma In The Counselling Room
  • Cruse: Being With the Client and Working Creatively.
  • Art For Our Sake: Using the Arts to Support People With Mental Illness. Conference.
  • Karl Gregory: Mental Illness Diagnosis.

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I charge £40 per session.

If you are registered disabled, (a Blue Badge User) you will have a 10% discount on sessions.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS36
Bristol, BS36 2DE

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: Basic Makaton


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

I have worked with disabled people for nearly 40 years, so I am very disabled-positive! My practice is fully accessible.


I have a range of possible daytime and evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults