Counselling Services for Adults 

Wellspring provides affordable and professional Counselling for adults age over 19 for an affordable fee.

How can Counselling help?

Counselling offers people a private and confidential place to talk about and explore thoughts and feelings. Everyone has problems from time to time. We may be struggling or facing a crisis through, for example, bereavement, redundancy, the breakdown of a close relationship or the onset of serious illness. We may be in need of support ourselves as we care for others in our families who are dependent on us. We may need to talk through some of the more stressful and traumatic experiences we are sometimes faced with - a serious accident, a miscarriage, an unexpected pregnancy, or an early retirement, amongst many others. Or we may be facing a serious dilemma, having to make a difficult decision or perhaps experiencing feelings which concern us - feeling stressed or unable to cope, feeling depressed, anxious or confused and not really understanding why or how to help ourselves. At such times, it can really help to be able to share our experiences, thoughts and feelings with someone independent who cares and who is willing to stay with us as we face the confusion and distress we are feeling.

"Counselling enabled me to pull myself out of the cycle that I had put myself in which was the core of my problems."

How can Wellspring help?

Wellspring offers weekly Counselling sessions on a day and time that you can commit to on a regular basis. Being able to attend a series of sessions is really important in making sure the sessions help you work though your concerns in the best way to help you.

Wellspring has a team of professional Counsellors who are trained to listen attentively and sensitively to your concerns and who will give you the time and space to talk freely.  They offer an opportunity to talk through your experiences and feelings confidentially with someone who can be trusted to stay with you no matter how distressing or disturbing your feelings may be, and who can be trusted not to respond in a critical or judgemental way, no matter what you may be experiencing.

Difficulties in the present are often made more difficult to cope with because of past experiences. Understanding these can be a necessary step towards achieving changes in how you view things, your awareness and relationships. Counselling may also help you become aware of habits in relationships so that you can understand and change them if you want to.

Having a greater understanding of yourself enables you to make more of your relationships and to have a fuller and more satisfying emotional life.

"I never would have thought that just 'letting go' of what I'd carried inside for so long to someone I could trust would have made such a radical difference."

Is the service open to everyone?


Wellspring is a registered charity underpinned by a Christian ethos that provides a serivce to those of all faiths and none.

Originally set up and supported by local GPs and churches in Nailsea out of a desire to support the needs of the local community, we offer our services to all who seek help, whatever your gender, sexual identity, ethnic origin or religious belief   We respect diversity and this includes the values, independence and integrity of each individual client that seeks support from Wellspring.  

We may on occasions, however, decline Counselling to an individual if we do not have adequate specialist expertise to deal with certain issues and problems as it would be unprofessional for us to work beyond our expertise. If this is the case we will give you information on wehre else to ask for help that may better meet your needs.

What about confidentiality?

Wellspring understands that confidentiality is very important to anyone seeking help and we offer a service that guarantees the strictest confidentiality.  When you come for your initial interview, we will discuss with you the level of confidentiality we offer, and will give you the opportunity to raise any concerns you might have.

 "I have moved forward a great deal and now I know my worth as a person and I feel good about it."

What do people talk about?

You can use your Counselling sessions for concerns you have, but some of the issues people talk to us about are:
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Lifestyle
  • Life transitions
  • Stressful situations
  • Bereavement
  • Financial difficulties
  • Sexual identity
  • Serious illness or disability
  • Marriage breakdown
  • Depression
  • Sexual, Physical or Emotional abuse
  • Retirement/redundancy
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Career development/personal development
  • Traumatic events or difficult memories
  • Wanting to change patterns of behaviour which are destructive to yourself or
    others e.g. unhealthy eating patterns; difficulty in controlling anger

How can I book a session?

If you want to book to see one of our Counselling team, please phone us or email using the details on the Contact Information page Contact