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 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. 

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How to Make a Referral

Our waiting list is open for face-to-face, online and phone counselling for up to 24 sessions.

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 placed on our waiting list. We will invite you for an initial appointment once a space becomes available and counselling will take place after this if appropriate.

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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.