COVID 19 Update: Due to the current COVID 19 situation it is likely that many of the face to face organisations and services listed across our website are suspended. Please call to check first.
Do you want to find groups and support in the community that might help you improve your health and wellbeing? You can find lots of local support from charities to social groups in the Health Connections Mendip Directory.
Affordable, professional, person centred counselling agency in Frome for adults, young people and children. Focus Frome is an arm of Focus Bath.
The Wessex Counselling Service offers professional and affordable counselling to people around Frome, Bath, Bristol and Street. Our charitable aim is to provide high quality psychodynamic counselling but at affordable rates from our centres in Frome and Bristol. We acknowledge that some people cannot afford to pay our fees. We aim to maintain a Bursary Fund which enables clients in hardship to access time limited counselling at subsidised rates.
YOU-TH SPACE is a new FREE counselling service in Frome for 15 to 18 year olds. We’re free, we’re friendly, we won’t judge and we’re local. Angry, scared, anxious? Problems with friends, family, school, being bullied, or feel different to others? These are just some of the things you could come to us with. Contact form on the website if you prefer.
Kooth.com is a free, safe, confidential and non-stigmatised way for young people to receive counselling, advice and support on-line. Kooth delivers thousands of counselling sessions each year to young people aged 11-18. Available until 10pm each night, 365 days per year.
Somerset Partnership have produced self help information leaflets on a number of topics. See link below to their website where you can find their leaflets on topics such as anxiety, anger, depression, low mood, eating disorders, OCD, panic, self harm, shyness and social anxiety and stress.
The Green House provides free individual counselling to women, men, children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse or rape at any point in their lives. Free counselling for up to 24 sessions but sessions take place in Bristol. Adults can self refer; please contact for details of how to refer children.
Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. We know a lot about what can help you through tough times. We can help you explore your options, understand your problems better, or just be there to listen.
It doesn’t matter who you are, how you feel, or what has happened. If you feel that things are getting to you, get in touch. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Local branches have different opening hours for face to face support. Find your local branches and numbers below
Yeovil: 25 The Park, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1DG
Bath and District: 25 Windsor Castle, Upper Bristol Road, Bath, BA1 3DH
Taunton and Somerset: 16 Wood Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1UN
Bristol: 37 St Nicholas Street, Bristol, BS1 1TP
Call or check website for hours open to receive callers at the door.
At Connect Counselling our team of experienced Counsellors provide services to people and families in and around our community. The service is open to adults from aged 18 upwards. We ask for a contribution to counselling cost per session which is negotiable.Connect Counselling can be accessed through our Street Level Programme or by contacting us directly
We offer a wide range of treatments for adults 18 years of age and over who are registered with a GP surgery in the Somerset area, in a variety of different ways, so that we can help as many people as possible access talking therapies. Our aim is that our therapies should intrude as little as possible in your everyday life, but still have the best chance of delivering positive outcomes for you.
If you are 18 years or over and registered at a GP surgery in Somerset, there are a number of ways you can refer yourself to Talking Therapies:
Counselling Directory lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are members of a recognised professional body or those who have sent us copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.
We offer a confidential place to come to talk through your worries. We give supportive help for those facing a crisis pregnancy, or needing post-abortion counselling or baby loss recovery support, or for pregnancy related issues. Please ring for an appointment. We’re open Monday to Saturday for appointments only. Please ring and leave a message, or send an email, and we’ll get back to you discretely to arrange an appointment at a convenient time.
Heads Up works with individuals affected by mental health issues and other difficulties, in order to help them towards recovery, increased independence and/or greater well-being and quality of life. We offer a variety of courses, classes and therapies to help you on the road to recovery and independence.
Wells – Upper Breach, South Horrington, Wells, BA5 3QG.
If you are affected or have been bereaved by cancer or another life threatening condition, We Hear You provides free, professional counselling. We support children, young people and adults in Mendip from various locations across Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset and Wiltshire.
We also offer mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), outdoor therapy courses and exercise/wellbeing activities. Please contact us for information about activities currently on offer
Please note that all our counselling will be delivered by telephone or via an online video portal during the covid-19 outbreak and until further notice
In response to the current crisis we have developed a service specifically for those people affected by coronavirus. We can offer you support over the phone to help you cope with the emotional impact of Covid-19. Please contact us to arrange a telephone appointment. The service provides up to four telephone sessions with an experienced counsellor. It’s not a counselling service, however those who access the Covid-19 service are able to go on our waiting list for counselling once telephone support has ended.
If you’ve lost a friend or loved one to cancer or a life-threatening condition, including Covid-19, We Hear You provides free, professional counselling.