Local counselling services
In addition to the University's own Counselling and Mental Health service, there are many local counselling and therapy services you can access.
Off the Record
Off the Record provides free counselling for young people in the Bath area. To ask about counselling at Off the Record, you can call 01225 312481 or text 07753 891745.
Off the Record Manvers Street Bath BA1 1JW
Bath Centre for Psychotherapy & Counselling
Bath Centre for Psychotherapy & Counselling provides a referral service for BCPC-trained psychotherapists and counsellors and offers a range of fees to suit different budgets. You can find a counsellor or psychotherapist in your local area on their website. Or you can contact the service by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07907 771612.
1 Trim Bridge
Wessex Counselling Service
Wessex Counselling Service offers psychodynamic counselling, focusing on how early experiences in life affect us as adults. They have a range of fees based on income and have consultation rooms in Bath, Bristol and Frome.
The Practice Rooms
26 Upper Borough Walls
Womankind offers free or affordable counselling and psychotherapy for women in the Bristol area. They have helplines for women in distress or suffering domestic abuse and hold psychotherapy groups on specific issues.
0845 4582914 (helpline)
DHI - Developing Health & Independence
Developing Health & Independence has several centres around the area to help people who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse. They offer tailored programmes from a range of practical and emotional support services. The Bath centre has a drop-in room for clients.
Cruse (Bath and District)
Cruse Bereavement Care offers free support, access to ongoing bereavement groups and telephone support.
2 Westfield Court
0117 926 4045 (Bristol)
Somerset & Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) offers one-to-one support and counselling for people who have experienced sexual violence. You can call their helplines (see website for times) or use their email support service.
PO BOX 2942
0117 929 9556 (Bristol)
0808 801 0456 (women and girls helpline)
0808 801 4564 (men and boys helpline)
Finding a private therapist
If you want to see an accredited private therapist, you can find one near you by using the therapist directories on the following websites: