Counselling and Psychotherapy

Avon Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (ACPS)
ACPS is a non-profit making professional organisation and registered charity providing confidential counselling and psychotherapy to adults. Clients can refer themselves. The standard fee for sessions is £35 . The fee for people on certain means-tested benefits is £8 per session up to a maximum of 8 sessions. There may be other options available for those on low income. There is usually someone to take calls between 2:00pm - 5:30pm Monday to Thursday.
ACPS, 11 Orchard Street, Bristol BS1 5EH.
Tel: +44 (0)117 930 4447.

British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy

The site includes the United Kingdom Register of Counselors allowing public to access qualifications,   and contact details of more than a hundred  local counselors in the Bristol area.  Provides information about the association and its sub-divisions, its policies and codes, and its publications. There is also a discussion forum.
British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy
BACP House, 15 St John’s Business Park, Lutterworth, Leicestershire LE17 4HB, General Enquiries: 01455 883300 .

Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counseling

Another source of qualified local counselors.  The service also provides Asylum Seekers and Refugees with access to specially trained counsellors and psychotherapists in Bristol and Bath.  Interpreters are  provided if required.  The service is totally free to clients, being funded by grants.
BCPC 1 Walcot Terrace, London Road Bath, BA1 6AB
0845 223 5267

The Bridge Foundation

The Bridge Foundation is a Bristol-based charity, founded in 1984. It provides counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, children and families in the tradition of the Tavistock Clinic. There is a free service for families with young children in certain inner city areas, and a fee-paying service for people outside this area. The Bridge also runs conferences, workshops and training courses, and provides consultation and supervision to colleagues in the voluntary and statutory sector.
The Bridge Foundation, 12 Sydenham Road, Bristol, BS6 5SH.
Tel: +44 (0)117 942 4510.

The Harbour

The Harbour provides free, professional counselling and psychotherapy to individuals affected by a physical life-threatening illness. This includes people living with the illness, carers, relatives or friends of someone with a life-threatening illness or who have been recently bereaved. For an appointment, call between 9:30am and 5:30pm Monday - Friday. Tel: +44 (0)117 925 9348.

Off The Record - Bristol
Confidential advice, information and support through a drop-in service and telephone helpline. Offers free, confidential, counselling through an appointment system for young people between 11 and 25 years old.
Tel: Bristol +44 (0)117 927 9120 or national +44 (0)800 389551. Bristol number is open Monday 9.30 to 8pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 11.30am to 8pm.

The Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy
The Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy (SIP) is a professional association of psychoanalytical psychotherapists, and a training institute in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. It is based in Bristol.
11 Orchard Street, Bristol. BS1 5EH
01179 232354

Help! - Counseling
Help! (Bristol) Ltd is a not-for-profit company. We provide counselling and psychotherapy for young people aged 9 - 25. There is no limit to the number of sessions and no restrictions on the issues dealt with. Clients are asked to make a contribution to cover costs.
Main office at Mind, 174 Cheltenham Road.  Counseling at 6 locations across the city.
Contact form Tel 0117 950 2511