Resources: Counselling

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 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.

 

LGBTQ+ Art Therapy

Bristol Mind offers LGBTQ+ individuals a non-judgemental and confidential space within which they can explore their thoughts and feelings together with an art therapist, through creative processes of making art. No previous art experience or being ‘good’ at art is necessary.

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

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.

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.

The Bridge

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

The Green House

The Green House’s mission is to help people affected by sexual abuse and rape to recover from their trauma and help improve their mental health, wellbeing and resilience through the provision of specialist professional therapy accessible to all. The Green… Read more

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

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 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 not-for-profit organisation specifically focused on women and supporting them with past and present alcohol issues.

New support sessions starting in October 2018 in central Bristol.  Friendly, helpful atmosphere and expert advice and support. Booking essential as groups are small.

Telephone: 0117 942 8077 or email contact@wiaswomen.org.uk

“No Blame, No Shame. Women helping other women to recover from alcohol issues”