Counselling and therapy services in the Bath area
Where to find local counselling and therapy services and private therapists.
Local counselling services
In addition to our Counselling and Mental Health Service, there are many local counselling and therapy services which you can access if you need help.
Focus Counselling offers low-cost counselling and is located in Bath city centre. It also holds meetings for a fortnightly eating disorders group.
St Michael's Church
01225 330096 (Monday to Thursday)
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.
You can contact the service by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07907 771612 (see their website for opening hours).
1 Walcot Terrace
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
Off the Record (Bath)
Off the Record provides free advice and counselling of between 6 and 12 sessions for people aged between 10 and 25. You can self-refer by text message on 07753 891745 or you can complete their self-referral form.
Open House Centre
Bath BA1 1JW
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 929 9556 (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, visit the following websites: