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:
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.
How to Make a Referral
Our waiting list for long-term counselling is open.
Please note that we now have a limit on the number of referrals that we can receive each month so that we don't have to close the waiting list for long periods of time. Once we have reached our capacity, the referral form will close and will re-open again at the beginning of the following month.
If you would like to make a referral, please email or call us on the details below. We will then send you a link to an online referral form that you can complete.
Once it has been completed, you will be placed on our waiting list. When you reach the top, we will invite you for an initial appointment with a counsellor and counselling will take place after this if appropriate.
We accept both self-referrals and professional referrals.
Please contact us if you have any queries:
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.