Meeting Minds counselling

What does Meeting Minds offer?

Our team of therapists and trainee counsellors provide one-to-one therapy for adults over the age of 18 at an affordable rate dependent on disposable household income. We offer up to 4 months of counselling, with the option to extend this if you and your counsellor feel it to be appropriate.

Our service works within the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP) Ethical framework.

Who offers counselling?

Meeting Minds counselling is offered by trained counsellors and some trainee counsellors. They have all undertaken considerable training in counselling and have an understanding of mental health issues. All our counsellors receive supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines.

Knowing what type of counselling you need may feel confusing, as there are so many styles, names and approaches often advertised. In our initial meeting we will discuss and, if necessary, explain the different styles of counselling and what might be helpful and appropriate to your difficulties or the challenges you may be facing. Our aim will then be to place you with the most suitable therapist from our team.

When and Where does counselling take place?

Meeting Minds counselling takes place at Bristol Mind’s premises at:

Bristol Mind
35 Old Market Street
Bristol BS2 0EZ

We currently offer sessions on Mondays between 3.30pm and 7.30pm, and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9.00am and 5.30pm.

Each session lasts 50 minutes.

What are the costs?

Each potential client is individually reviewed in terms of fees and we will let you know the amount you will need to pay for the counselling at the end of the initial appointment. We ask potential clients to let us know their overall household income from earnings or benefits during the initial meeting. We take into consideration outgoings, such as mortgage, rent, utility bills, debts and expenditure for children and those you support.

As a guide, we have a sliding scale from between £35 to £20 per session. The initial appointment costs £10 (see below.)

In the event of financial hardship consideration to what would be an affordable fee can be discussed.

How do I book an initial appointment?

If you are interested in pursuing counselling with us, you will firstly need to complete a registration form.  We will then be able to schedule an initial appointment with you.  The initial appointment will cost £10 and may last up to an hour and a half.

Please note that we do not hold a waiting list and so will only take registrations from potential clients when we know that we have regular spaces available or about to become so.

To request a registration form please email counselling@bristolmind.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

If you would rather speak to us, call 0117 980 0385

Please note that the Meeting Minds admin office is only staffed part-time, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.