We are a registered charity, based in Nailsea. Wellspring started in 1994 from the desire of local doctors and churches to meet the needs of the local community by providing a professional yet low cost counselling service that other professionals would be happy to refer people to. Whilst our charity still has a Christian ethos and aims to meet people’s needs, the counselling and mental wellbeing courses provided today are by counsellors who are from many different types of backgrounds, with professional training and clinical supervision being of paramount importance.

Wellspring works to the ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and consists of trained counsellors and students who provide 1:1 sessions and specialist therapists who run our mental wellbeing courses. We have a friendly admin team who are keen to help people get the support they need, as well as some lovely volunteer receptionists who help us out during the evening appointments. As well as seeing people in Nailsea, we also work in other venues in Portishead, Clevedon and Weston super Mare and can provide some online sessions too.

We are supported by funding and grants as well as donations from individuals and organisations who want to enable us to keep offering affordable counselling.

Who we are

Who we are

Our team includes experienced counsellors and trainees. We work with difficulties such as depression, self-esteem, anxiety, relationship problems, bereavement, self-harm and many other mental health issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of FAQs that covers cost and payment information as well as further details about our counselling sessions.

Join our team at Wellspring Counsellors

Join our team

We recruit both qualified counsellors and trainees from various institutions and are happy to hear from you if you would like to make a speculative enquiry and will try to respond to you as soon as possible.

Our Trustees

Wellspring is governed by a board of trustees. Currently, we have ten trustees who provide experience and expertise in a wide range of business and professional capacities.

How you can support us

Compared to private fees, we offer a more affordable option for counselling adults and young people and to enable us to do this, we rely on funding, grants and donations.

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