Access Counselling Services

Some organisations offer free counselling, some operate on a sliding scale dependent on income, others offer donation only counselling.

For more information about Counselling available in your area, please see below.

Bristol and BaNES

Avon Counselling and Psychotheraphy - 

For over 20 years, ACPS has provided the highest standard of counselling and psychotherapy to adults from all walks of life without discrimination on the basis of age, class, gender, marital status, physical ability, race, religion or sexual orientation. In addition to our full fee service for those who are able to pay, we offer a specially reduced rate to those on qualifying benefits for short term therapy. We can also offer reduced rates to those on a low income for longer-term therapy when funds are available.

Bristol Mind - 

Bristol Mind are pleased to be able to offer a low cost counselling service to residents of the Bristol area.

Our team of therapists and trainee counsellors provide one-to-one therapy for adults over the age of 18 at an affordable rate dependent on disposable household income. We offer up to 4 months of counselling, with the option to extend this if you and your counsellor feel it to be appropriate.

Women Kind -

Women Kind provides women in the Bristol area with free or affordable professional counselling, psychotherapy and on-going support.

Bath Psychotherapy and Counselling service -

A catalogue of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Bath.

South Gloucestershire

Talking Therapies -

Talking Therapies is the gateway for the NHS talking therapy services within South Gloucestershire. We provide access to a range of therapeutic interventions in line with people's differing emotional needs.

You can self-refer to our services via this website by either completing a registration form or by booking directly on to one of our introductory level psycho-educational courses.

Off the Record - Young people's service

We have our base in central Bristol, but our counsellors and therapists are based all over the city and across South Gloucestershire too. team of counsellors come from a wide range of backgrounds and work in a variety of ways. They’ve all been chosen to work at OTR because whatever technique they have trained in, they will listen to what you say and won’t judge you.

Somerset and North Somerset

 Positive Step -

Posistive Step is a directory of services across the Somerset and North Somerset area. Information on services, cost and contact numbers can all be found on this site.