© Southmead Project, 2019 

Registered charity number 1076617

Supporting survivors of abuse and addiction with free counselling and therapeutic support for 25 years.

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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Group Work

Family Support Group

Our Family Group is for anyone that supports someone with an addiction to drugs or alcohol or anyone being affected by someone else’s addiction.

 

It is free and confidential and provides a safe and non-judgemental environment with others in a similar situation.

This is a 'drop-in' group where you can attend as many or as few sessions as you wish. 

It takes place at the following time and location each week:

  • Date and time: Wednesdays at 7.00pm to 9.00pm

  • Venue: Southmead Project, 165 Greystoke Avenue, Southmead, Bristol, BS10 6AS.

Please see feedback from people that attend the group here. 

A Family Support Group leaflet can be downloaded here

 

If you are interested in joining, please contact our Group Facilitator, Emma Summerill, here or call on 0117 9506022.

Getting support can change your life

I was in a big black hole of desperation until I found support

I don’t have to suffer alone

Coming to the group gives me the strength to carry on

The group is successful in changing people’s lives – it is very practical and effective

Pre-Counselling Group

Group Room at the Southmead Project

 
 
 

Post-Counselling Group

Our trauma-focused counsellors run pre-counselling groups for people on our waiting list. The groups run for eights weeks each and focus on improving safety and stabilisation. The support amongst group members also reduces isolation and those feelings of being 'the only one', which enables a huge shift for people working with their trauma.

Spaces are open to both long-term counselling clients and Nexus clients. 

 

The groups help to develop a range of self-care tools, such as:

  • Mindfulness

  • Grounding

  • Managing triggers, flashbacks and nightmares

  • Communication skills

  • Psycho-education around the impact of trauma

 

What to Expect?

We will contact people on our waiting list for counselling to offer them a space on a pre-counselling group. These take place two to three times a year and spaces will be offered first to people that have been waiting the longest.  

We have secured funding to run two post-counselling groups in 2020!

These will be for clients that have had one-to-one counselling with us and will provide further support to help with their recovery. 

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