Resources: Counselling

1in4 People

Offers a humanistic counselling service based in Clevedon and Weston-Super-Mare for couples who need support with their relationship. Fees range between £5-£20 dependent upon circumstance.

Affordable Talk

Offers short and long-term low cost counselling, CBT and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and young people. Each counsellor specialised in a particular issue.

Akousis (The Swan Project)

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.

Avon Counselling and Psychotherapy Service

Counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties at various venues in the Bristol and Bath areas. Usually charge 42 pounds per session. Funds may be made available to subsidise the costs of treatment for people… Read more

beat: Beating Eating Disorders

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.

Counselling Directory

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

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 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.

Help Counselling (9-25yrs)

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

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.

Marriage Care

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.

Network Counselling

Available to anyone of the age of 16, Network Counselling provide free or low cost counselling services to anyone in need of support. This counselling service promotes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and well-being in the context of a Christian Ethos.

Nilaari Agency

Specialising in culturally appropriate services 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: Bristol

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.

The Bridge Foundation

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 Harbour

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.

The Southmead Project

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.

The Willow Tree Centre

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.

Womankind

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.