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 aged 18+ living in Bristol, throughout the South West, and in South Wales.
Anxiety UK work to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including telephone and text info-lines. Members of Anxiety UK have access to discounted therapy from approved providers and a range of other resources.
Avon Counselling and Psychotherapy Service are a private talking therapies provider who offer reduced-price therapy to those on a low income or in receipt of qualifying benefits.
BCPC offer a referral service to match you with the right accredited private therapist for you, in addition to offering low-cost counselling with trainee counsellors to those on low incomes in Bath.
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.
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.
Low-cost counselling service in Bristol offering counselling with a qualified or student counsellor to anyone over the age of 12, including couples counselling.
Help Counselling offers help to distressed young people in a confidential setting. With services available from as little as £10, Help Counselling work with both parents and children to support young people in all aspects of their life.
Hillfields Family and Community Trust offers low cost counselling services to anyone who has become a parent under the age of 25, as well as the children of young parents, no matter their current age.
Based in the Hillfields Community Hub in Fishponds, they provide individual, one-hour, humanistic counselling sessions at an agreed time once a week. Sessions start at £10.
Although you may want to explore issues relating to pregnancy, parenthood or being the child of a young parent, all issues are welcome. All Hillfields therapists are members of the BACP and adhere to their professional standards and ethical framework.
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Kinergy is a specialist counselling agency offering long-term counselling, group therapy and support groups for survivors of sexual abuse, sexual violence and rape.
Kinergy supports transgender, male and female survivors over 16 years of age.
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 is a Catholic organisation that 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
Bristol Mind’s low-cost counselling service for those identifying at LGBTQ+, delivered by therapists with LGBTQ+ lived experience.
Network Counselling offers affordable counselling in a welcoming, safe and confidential space where people can be listened to, accepted and understood. Counselling is available to anyone from the age of 16.
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.
Offer up to 6 sessions of free counselling to people over 50 who live in 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.
OTR isn’t just a charity providing mental health services, it’s a mental health movement mobilised to support, promote and defend the mental health, rights and social position of young people! We offer counselling in Central Bristol, and Yate.
We also offer a whole range of other services,including but not limited to projects and social action, nature works, and inspiration works which covers our creative side of the service. Examples of these are, Book club, Mindfulness, and Bristol meet ups, as well as our allotment.
We are a self referral service so you can either sign up online, or come to one of our hubs.
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 in Somerset, and a befriending service.
SIP aims to promote and develop psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy in Bristol, Bath, and the surrounding areas of the South and South-West. Their members are fully qualified and professionally registered psychotherapists, and they can also offer reduced fee therapy with psychotherapists in training.
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+
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 is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre and they offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.
It doesn’t matter when you were assaulted, where it happened or who did it – we’ll listen to your experience and help you to get the support you choose.
Free and confidential advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year via their helpline: 0117 342 6999
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 is a registered charity providing 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 North Bristol the charity provides one-one counselling as well as group programmes for survivors of child abuse and trauma, is active in research; runs very successful group programmes for parents, carers and concerned others of those affected by addiction, and delivers training programmes in abuse, addiction and disclosure across the UK.
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.
The NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (iapt) provider for Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. VitaMinds offer a range of courses and support for anyone registered with a GP in these areas who is experiencing psychological or emotional difficulties. Support types include group sessions, one-to-one counselling, and online counselling.
The service can be accessed by self-referral or through a GP.
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.