Safer Women’s Project

About the Safer Women’s Project

The service offers free, specialist counselling for women who are refugees, trafficked or seeking asylum. Based in central Bristol, all of our counsellors are female, qualified and have specialist experience in working with trauma 

For women who do not speak English we have trusted and confidential interpreters who can support the counselling sessions. 

Find out more

Counselling offers a safe and regular space for you to explore difficult feelings and worries. Having an opportunity to talk can help you better understand the trauma you may have experienced. You do not have to speak about painful experiences unless you feel ready to. Counselling can support you with current challenges and with moving forward in life.  

We will invite you to two initial assessment appointments. This is a meeting with one of our counsellors to discuss your needs and ask any questions about the service. 

We will offer you up to 24 sessions of weekly counselling. Your sessions will last 50 minutes and will be at the same time and location each week. You will need to attend your counselling sessions regularly and on time.  

The Safer Women’s Project is currently open to new referrals. To make a referral for yourself or someone else, please complete our Safer Women’s Project Referral Form. Alternatively, please contact our helpline on 0117 9166461 / 0345 4582914 or email 

Once we have received the referral form we will try to give you an indication of when your counselling might start, though waiting times can vary. 

If you work with women or run a group for women who you believe could benefit from the Safer Women’s Project, you are welcome to download and share our leaflet.

If you would like more information, please contact our helpline on 0117 916 6461 or
0345 458 2914.

Get in touch

You can contact us via our Helpline

Telephone Helpline Opening Hours

Mon 10am-12noon / 1pm-3pm / 8pm-10pm
Tue 10am-12noon / 1pm-3pm / 8pm-10pm
Wed 10am-12noon / 1pm-3pm
Thu & Fri 10am-12noon

0345 458 2914
0117 916 6461

Webchat Opening Hours

Mon 1pm-3pm / 8pm-10pm
Tue 10am-12noon / 8pm-10pm
Thu & Fri 10am-12noon

We will never end a chat without warning. If your chat closes unexpectedly it is probably a connection issue, so please try again!


If you are an agency who would like to make a referral please contact us on our Helpline number or email us