1 to 1 Counselling

How can we help?

We offer a space where women of all ages, cultures and backgrounds can feel safe and supported. Our counselling services can help you to understand how current difficulties you are having, such as depression, self-harm and anxiety may be rooted in past experiences. Talking about and understanding this can help you to move forward with your life.

We are based in central Bristol and our premises are accessible with a ramp, lift, parking and accessible toilet (on ground floor). Please tell us of any access needs you have, so that we can ensure these are supported.

What we offer

Up to six months counselling if you live in Bristol and can’t afford to pay for therapy yourself. We ask for a donation towards the cost of your counselling sessions depending on what you can afford to contribute. Please don’t worry if you can’t afford to make a donation as we can still help you.

If you would like more information, please contact our helpline on 0117 9166461 or 0345 4582914

Free and confidential counselling if you have experienced recent or historic rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse. This service is for women in Bristol and delivered in partnership with the Bristol Sexual Violence Consortium and SARSAS, (Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Service).

If you would like to make an appointment to see someone, please call our partner agency SARSAS on 0808 801 0456 or 0117 929 8868 who can discuss your needs and refer you into a service which best suits your support needs.

Free and confidential trauma-focused therapy for women (aged 18+) living in Bristol who have experienced rape or serious sexual assault within the last 12 months. The service is delivered in partnership with the Avon and Somerset Sexual Violence Consortium. If you would like to access this service please call our partner agency SARSAS on 0808 801 0456 or 0117 929 8868.

If you’ve experienced violence, abuse or exploitation then we can support you with one to one counselling from therapists who are experienced in helping people who have suffered trauma. Our Safer Women’s Project is a free and confidential service for refugee, trafficked and asylum seeking women.
Can’t speak English? Don’t worry as we have trusted and confidential interpreters.

Please see a film here about the services offered by Womankind and our partner agencies in the Safer Women’s Project.

If you would like more information, please contact our helpline on 0117 9166461 or 0345 4582914

If you’re working and can afford to pay, then we have a private counselling service. Sessions cost £45 and most take place in the day time, with only limited evening availability.

For more information, please contact our helpline: via telephone, on 0117 9166461 or 0345 4582914, or webchat via the helpline page.

You can download an application form here, but we do recommend that you get in touch first to discuss availability and to be sure the service is right for you.

Our services are in high demand and you may have to wait a while before you get an appointment. Our helpline service can provide you with on-going support whilst you are waiting.

Counselling and psychotherapy services are provided within the remit of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Helpline / Webchat
Group Therapy