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.