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We have offered trauma-focused one-to-one counselling for survivors of abuse since 1994. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive space to enable recovery from past experiences of abuse. 


Survivors may have experienced recent or historic abuse, including:

  • Sexual abuse

  • Physical abuse

  • Emotional abuse

  • Domestic violence

  • Neglect


We offer up to 30 sessions of counselling for people of all genders, aged 18 years old and above. 

Our sessions take place in person at the Southmead Project or can be offered remotely, either online or by phone. They are open to those living in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, and Bath and North East Somerset (BANES).


A copy of our counselling leaflet can be downloaded here.

If you currently have an addiction to drugs or alcohol and need support with this, please instead see our Nexus page. 

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How to Make a Referral

We are currently closed to referrals

Unfortunately due to the increase in referrals and resulting long waiting times, we have made the very difficult decision to close our waiting list for long-term counselling.

We are very sorry for the impact and disappointment this may cause.  We are doing all we can to reduce the waiting time for counselling and will re-open as soon as it is possible.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

If you would like to know about local support please see our go-well booklet


Please contact us if you have any queries: 

Our Approach

Our counsellors are all specialists in working with people that have experienced trauma. They are all registered with professional counselling associations (BACP, NCS and UKCP) and have completed, or are in the process of completing, a professional counselling qualification.

Our organisation is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and works within its ethical framework.  

We work from a humanistic integrative approach. We also consider the safety of those we work with to be of the utmost importance and as such we work to Judith Herman's three stage model of recovery. This enables us to establish strategies and coping mechanisms to promote the survivor's safety and stability, before moving on to process the trauma they have experienced if and when appropriate. 

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