Counselling in Bristol
Our Adults Service offers free counselling for anyone over the age of 18 who has experienced any form of sexual abuse at any point in their lives. Based in Bristol, our dedicated counsellors have extensive experience of working with trauma and the impact of sexual abuse.
How counselling can help
Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing pain or making you feel uncomfortable. It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. Your counsellor is there to support you, they will respect your views and will not judge you. They will not give advice but will help you to find your own insight and understanding of your problems.
Sexual abuse impacts people in lots of different ways and each client has their own individual circumstances but some of the common issues we regularly help people with include:
- Anxiety and fear
- Guilt and shame
- Low self esteem
- Self harm
- Suicidal thoughts and feelings
Counselling at The Green House
Our team of highly skilled counsellors are usually based at The Green House’s specialist therapy centre in St Paul’s, Bristol, and also offer a small number of sessions from Knowle West Health Park. However, due to government guidelines around Covid-19, we have temporarily paused all face-to-face sessions and we are currently offering remote counselling online or via telephone.
Your counselling sessions will last 50 minutes and will take place at the same time each week with the same counsellor.
Accessing the service
Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic we have temporarily paused all counselling assessments. Our waiting list is currently closed but we will update this page when we are in a position to re-open to new referrals.
Other sources of support
There are a range of other local services that may be helpful. Visit our Information and Support Page or the Survivor Pathway website to find out more about the options that may be available in your area.
It has been brilliant. I have felt valued which has really enabled me to grab hold of the things I have for so long not understood.