Abi Newman Counselling

‘Strong back. Soft front. Wild heart’ – Brene Brown

There are endless definitions of what Counselling and Psychotherapy is or could be, with many people describing it in a slightly different flavour. I feel that it is for you to discover what you want the space to be and how you wish to use it. 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 and answers, perhaps a time for you to connect with what is missing or explore what is holding you back, for others it could be a part of your self-development, a calling that you can no longer ignore.

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 invite a mind/body language and welcome you to be playful with different ways of communicating, making contact with your experience moment by moment. By noticing fixed patterns in the mind and body, exploring the possibilities of Psychological and Physical movement you will ultimately be gifting yourself with new choices around how you respond to life.

I work in a holistic way, centred around relationship, wholeness and awareness.

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
  • Body meditation
  • Body mapping
  • Play
  • Movement
  • Breath awareness
  • Visualisation work
  • Ways of expressing yourself creatively

What next and what to expect…

You can send me a message through the contact page on here, email me directly, text or call.

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 reduced cost introductory session, this is your opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

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.