Resources: Counselling

1in4 People

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.

Affordable Talk

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

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.

Beat

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

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.
They also host advisers from Age UK offering advice to those over 55.

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 Youth Counselling

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.

Nilaari Agency

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: 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.

Pink Therapy

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.

Southmead Touchstone

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.

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 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.

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.

UWE Wellbeing Service

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.

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.

Women’s Independent Alcohol Support (WIAS)

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 contact@wiaswomen.org.uk