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 of all ages living in Bristol and throughout the South West.
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 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.
Available in locations throughout Bristol and Bath, ACPS offer short-term focused work, Mindfulness and Anxiety Management services. The fee for these services are dependent upon an individual’s income.
Referral service, helps find you a counsellor or psychotherapist
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
With the aim of reducing alcohol and drug-related harm Bristol Drugs Project works with individuals to change their behaviour and attitude toward drugs. This is a free and confidential service.
Bristol ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service) provides a wide range of service for individuals wishing to access support and treatment for problematic alcohol and drug use, as well as support for their friends and family.
Offer a range of courses and support for anyone experiencing psychological and emotional difficulties who registered with a GP in Bristol. Access to one-to-one assessments and counselling may be made through referral by GP or directly via an online contact form.
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 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 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.
HAWKS provides a counselling service for individuals who have a drug or alcohol addiction in Hartcliffe.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, and a befriending service.
SIP provides a range of psychotherapies which are described as an intensely personal and emotional experience which can change lives, often in a profound way. Reduced fee therapy is also available for those who qualify.
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+
Offer range of courses and support for anyone experiencing psychological and emotional difficulties who registered with a GP in South Gloucestershire, either by GP referral or directly via contact form on their website.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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