Please note that our waiting list for counselling for carers is currently closed. We are in the process of reviewing this project. Please continue to check our website for further updates.

Fred and Louise at the Carers Support Centre

Don’t forget we have CarersLine, our ​confidential information and support service for carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. We make time for everyone who contacts us and understand the difficulties that carers face.

CarersLine is open:

Monday to Friday: 10 am – 1 pm
Monday to Thursday: 2 pm – 4 pm
(Closed on Bank Holidays)

0117 965 2200

An answerphone operates outside of these hours and your call will be returned when the helpline next opens.

Alternatively, use our contact form to receive a personal reply the same or the next working day.


Please find below contact details of the counsellors that are currently providing support to our carers, including links to their websites. Our counsellors offer sessions via zoom and over the telephone. 

If you are interested in receiving support from them independently then please check their website for further information and get in touch with them directly via email / and or telephone. There will be a charge for their services. 

Jessica Bennion
North Bristol Counselling – Serving Bristol and South Gloucestershire – provides friendly counselling with qualified and registered counsellor
Email address:
Telephone: 0737 8166 174

Rachel Tedford
bacp counselling changes lives
Telephone: 0770 4749 019

Szilvia Johns
Press Pause Counselling
Email address:
Telephone: 0744 5015 581

Elizabeth Brown
Email address:
Telephone: 0742 6563 234

Further counselling services in Bristol and South Glos for carers:

1 to 1 Counselling – Womankind Bristol 
For women who have mental health issues (Bristol)

network counselling and training – 1 to 1 counselling
Cover a broad range of issues (Bristol)

NHS Talking Therapies – North Somerset & South Gloucestershire (
Talking Therapies to adults aged 16 and over, who live and are registered with a GP in Bristol,
North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

Home: The Bridge Foundation – Leaders in child and family mental health
1:1 therapy service for children, adolescents, families and individuals (Bristol & the South West)

What we do | Relate
Family, children’s and young person counselling; also offer sex therapy and mediation (Bristol)

Anxiety UK
Offer CBT, Counselling, EMDR via telephone /online across UK. Costs from £15 -50 per session dependent upon income

Counselling & Emotional Support | Bristol After Stroke
One-to-One counselling sessions for people following a stroke and for their carers as well

Counselling • Bluebell (  FREE talking therapy for parents in Bristol
Counselling | SARSAS 
Rape & sexual abuse. FREE trauma informed counselling (Bristol & South Glos)

Nexus Counselling – Southmead Project
Counselling for Addiction to Drugs or Alcohol

About you – Avon Counselling and Psychotherapy Service ( )  
Cover broad range of issues, offer some low fee, subsidised places to people on benefits/low income

Heart to Heart Bristol
Offer affordable counselling to children (12+) and adults across a broad range of issues. Fees starting from £22 per session

Counselling – The Harbour (
For people facing death, dying & bereavement. Do offer a subsidised fee based upon individual contribution as they normally charge £65 per session (Bristol)

Bourne Family Project
Family Wellbeing Services including client-centred creative and talking therapies, for both adults and children. Fee is a minimum of £15 per session

Get support – Cruse Bereavement Support
Free one to one sessions with one of a trained bereavement supporter

Counselling (
For survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence. Offer FREE 1-2-1 & group counselling (Bristol & Bath)

Page last updated 04.07.23