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 42 sessions of counselling, which is available to people of all genders, aged 16 years old and above.
Our sessions take place at the Southmead Project and are open to anyone living in Bristol and its surrounding areas.
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 is open for online and phone counselling for up to 24 sessions.
Please note that our waiting list for face-to-face counselling or for up to 42 sessions is temporarily closed.
If you are interested in counselling and our waiting list is open, please contact us on the below details and we will send you a Referral Form. Once this is returned, you will be invited for an initial appointment and counselling will take place after this if appropriate.
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.