Offers a humanistic counselling service based in Clevedon and Weston-Super-Mare supporting couples with their relationship as well as anybody over 16 who requires help with their mental well-being. Fees range between £5-£20 dependent upon circumstance.
ARA provides one to one counselling for people experiencing problems with their own gambling or that of a family member. This service is available for people of all ages living in Bristol and throughout the South West.
Offers short and long-term low cost counselling, CBT and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and young people. Each counsellor specialises in a particular issue.
Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.
Available in locations throughout Bristol and Bath, ACPS offer short-term focused work, Mindfulness, Couples Therapy and Anxiety Management services. The fee for these services are dependent upon an individual’s income.
Referral service, helps find you a counsellor or psychotherapist
Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity providing information and support for people with eating disorders. Their services include Helplines, Message Boards, and Online Support Groups. Their website also has a services directory, information on local support groups as well as the regional support projects they run.
Helpline for adults and Youthline for under 25’s
With the aim of reducing alcohol and drug-related harm Bristol Drugs Project works with individuals to change their behaviour and attitude toward drugs. This is a free and confidential service.
Bristol ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service) provides a wide range of service for individuals wishing to access support and treatment for problematic alcohol and drug use, as well as support for their friends and family.
Offer a range of courses and support for anyone experiencing psychological and emotional difficulties who registered with a GP in Bristol. Access to one-to-one assessments and counselling may be made through referral by GP or directly via an online contact form.
Similar to BACP, the counselling directory acts as a search engine aiming to pair up individuals with a counsellor suited to them in both location and speciality. Use the above link to find a counsellor near you.
Cruse Bereavement offers a free and confidential service for anyone who has suffered the loss of someone close. Available to all ages this service can be provided over the phone or in person located in Bristol City Centre.
Filwood Hope is a walk-in centre which provides the local community of Knowle West with advice and support on benefit, debt and housing. This service also provides counselling on a daily basis.
They also host advisers from Age UK offering advice to those over 55.
HAWKS provides a counselling service for individuals who have a drug or alcohol addiction in Hartcliffe.
Help Counselling offers help to distressed young people in a confidential setting. With services available from as little as £3, Help Counselling work with both parents and children to support young people in all aspects of their life.
Kinergy is a professional, confidential counselling charity for survivors of sexual violence, abuse and rape. Working with male and female survivors over the age of 16 this service works on a donation basis and provides one to one and group counselling services.
Knowle West Health Association offers free counselling services to anyone in need of support. Sessions are one hour long and are available Monday through to Friday.
Bristol’s Marriage Care centre supports couples by offering free or low cost counselling at times of distress or difficulty. Services are also available to couples at a pre-marriage stage.
Bristol Mind’s low-cost counselling service
Network Counselling offers affordable counselling in a welcoming, safe and confidential space where people can be listened to, accepted and understood.
Youth counselling at Network is available to anyone aged 11 or above.
Growing into the adult world today can feel very tough and sometimes it all can feel just too much because of relationship difficulties, family difficulties, school pressures, peer pressures, bullying, bereavement, or just difficult thoughts and feelings. Whatever it may be, talking things through with a professional counsellor who is in-touch with the colour of a young person’s world today, can help. You may come with specific issues, or you may simply want an opportunity to talk and learn a little more about yourself.
The counsellor is there for you and to listen to what it is that concerns you and to help you say what you want.
Affordable counselling to individuals aged 18 and over in Weston-super-Mare and Bridgwater. Fees are between £10 and £30 per session depending on income.
A BME service specialising in culturally appropriate programmes for mental health, (re)offending behaviour and problematic substance abuse, Nilaari offers therapies and programmes tailored to individuals based in inner city Bristol.
Off the Record provides free, confidential and independent services for children and young people that require support with their emotional health and well-being. This service is available for individuals living in Bath and North East Somerset.
Off the Record provides free confidential, self-referral specialist information, advice, informal support and counselling for young people in Bristol, aged 11 – 25. Appointments can be arranged through the helpline or via email.
Online directory of LGBTIQ affirmative therapists, search ‘Avon’ region within ‘Find a therapist’ for counsellors in Bristol and surrounding area. Therapists specialising in gender identity issues and couples counsellors listed among others.
Relate are the largest provider of relationship support in the UK and offer help and advice with relationships, sex, family life, children and separation. Regardless of sexual orientation and relationship status, Relate act as a support source for all.
The Rosie Crane Trust supports bereaved parents who have lost a son or daughter of any age and at any stage in the bereavement. The trust offers a confidential 24hr Helpline, two drop in centres, and a befriending service.
SIP provides a range of psychotherapies which are described as an intensely personal and emotional experience which can change lives, often in a profound way. Reduced fee therapy is also available for those who qualify.
Confidential support for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence or abuse at any time in their lives. SARSAS provide information, emotional support, signposting advice, and specialist counselling and group work for women and girls aged 13+
Offer range of courses and support for anyone experiencing psychological and emotional difficulties who registered with a GP in South Gloucestershire, either by GP referral or directly via contact form on their website.
Part of the Southmead Project. A free, confidential special service offering counselling to people over the age of 16 who have experienced emotional, physical or sexual abuse, or are aware of this having happened to their partner.
THT provide both one-on-one and couples counselling for those living with HIV. They ensure voices are heard, support is given and aims to end the prejudice and discrimination suffered.
The Bridge Foundation provides a range of psychoanalytic and counselling services for children, young people, adults, parents and families – giving support to anyone experiencing emotional difficulty or trouble.
The Green House provides free counselling for anyone who has experienced sexual abuse at any point in their lives.
A Bristol-based charity, The Harbour offers free counselling and psychotherapy to people affected by life-threatening illness – available to sufferers, their families and their friends.
Southmead Project provides free therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence of that trauma.
Based in Montpelier and specialising in alcohol addiction recovery, The Swan Project offers a range of low-cost counselling and therapeutic services which aim to empower the personal recovery and growth of anyone committed to reducing their drinking.
The Willow Tree Centre is a free service which provides support to people who have pregnancy related concerns. Whether it is an abortion, stillbirth, miscarriage, unknown pregnancy or general sexual health concerns – the advisors offer help to all.
For students of the university. Counselling based on the third floor of Hampton House. Counselling sessions by appointment. Booking form is available online. Additionally, 20 minute drop-ins are available on any weekday.
For students of UWE. Therapeutic consultation with a Senior Wellbeing Practitioner. Students can have up to six counselling appointments per academic year. Additional wellbeing and specialist mentoring support is also available.
Counselling service with a Christian ethos, based in Congresbury, North Somerset between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol. No fixed fees, donations encouraged to cover costs.
Wellspring offers confidential help and support to people in the local community who are experiencing loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, stress and anxiety, depression or emotional abuse.
Free counselling for young people aged 11-18 years. Deliveres in Nailsea, North Somerset
Womankind provides women in the Bristol area with free or affordable professional counselling, psychotherapy and on-going support. They specialise in depression, anxiety, acute crisis, domestic abuse and rape.
WIAS offer services including ‘drop-in’ sessions, helplines, women’s groups as well as 1:1 counselling. They are a non-profit organisation specifically focused on women and supporting them with past and present alcohol issues.
A new set of six free women-only evening sessions starts Tuesday 3rd October 2017 in Central Bristol. Groups are small – around 6 participants – and booking is essential. To find out more or book please contact 0117 942 8077 or firstname.lastname@example.org