Counselling

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 24 sessions of counselling, which is available face-to-face, online or by phone. This is open to people of all genders, aged 16 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

Please note that our waiting list for long-term counselling is currently closed.

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

We are doing all we can to reduce the wait for long-term counselling and will re-open it as soon as possible. Please check this webpage again for future updates about when it has re-opened.

If you would like further information, please contact us using the details below:

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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