About Kinergy

Kinergy is a professional, confidential counselling service for survivors of sexual abuse and/or rape.

Pathways Covered

Mental and physical health


We understand how sexual abuse and rape can affect all areas of your life and we aim to provide you with a safe, accepting and supportive environment so you can come to terms with the past, enjoy the present and look forward to the future.

What we do

1:1 Counselling

If you come to Kinergy for counselling, we will first meet with you to assess your situation and to give you information about what we can offer. If you say you want to have counselling, you will go on our waiting list and will be offered a counselling appointment as soon as possible.

You can have up to 48 weeks of counselling and will be asked to make a contribution towards the cost. If you have no money, you will still be able to have counselling.

All our counsellors either have or are in process of getting a professional qualification accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Group Therapy

Therapy sessions are offered to groups of women and men who have:

  • had counselling;
  • have an awareness of the impact of sexual abuse and rape on their lives; and
  • are looking for additional support to help them in their process of recovery.

Groups are facilitated by experienced counsellors who will provide a safe framework within which participants can create their own continuous healing.

There are usually between six and ten women or men in a group which will run for twenty weekly sessions of an hour and a half each session.

Feedback from people who have been in groups is that:

  • it reduces feeling of isolation and self blame
  • working with others who have shared experiences helps them to feel ‘normal’
  • it offers the opportunity to both gain and give support and encouragement to each other.

Where we do it

Most counselling takes place at our Kingswood base but we can also offer a small number of appointments at locations in Knowle, Yate and Bradley Stoke and we will discuss these options with you when you come for assessment.

How to access

We regret we are unable to take new referrals for 1:1 work at this time. We have over 100 clients waiting to start counselling and for most this means a wait of up to a year which we believe is unreasonable. We are focusing all our resources on reducing the waiting list.

Contact us

By Telephone: 0117 908 7712

By Email:

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