Resources: Counselling - Low cost and free

Affordable Talk

Offers short and long-term low cost counselling, CBT and psychotherapy to individuals and couples, with options for qualified or trainee counsellors.

Hillfields Counselling Service

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.

Please contact Claire on 07765 361 070 or at for an informal chat or to arrange an initial appointment.

Network Counselling

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.

VitaMinds (formerly operated by Bristol Wellbeing Therapies) – NHS Service

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.