Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy Service
What do we offer?
Who is the service for?
How can this service help?
Some people experience difficulties that can be resolved without outside
help. However, for others, difficulties may persist causing unhappiness at
home or at work. This may be because the current situation is stirring up
deeper feelings the person is not consciously aware of. Counselling can
help individuals to understand hidden aspects of themselves. In a reliable
setting the person coming for help is encouraged to use the time for
reflection and to speak about whatever is foremost on his or her mind. The
therapist listens and helps the person to reach a deeper
self-understanding, opening the way to change. As the relationship with
the therapist evolves and insights unfold the individual discovers more
satisfying ways of coping with problems and feelings.
How do I make an appointment?
This is a self referral service and you can contact the Bridge Foundation by telephone on 0117 9424510. You will be able to speak to the administrator or to leave your name and phone number on the answering machine and our administrator will ring you back within a few days.
We charge a fee of £60 per session.
Code of Conduct
Staff in all services adhere to the Bridge Foundationís policies and procedures, including a code on confidentiality, child protection and equal opportunities.
Who will I see?
All counsellors and psychotherapists at The Bridge Foundation are qualified and experienced professionals. All receive regular supervision and work to a professional code of ethics such as British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; British Psychoanalytic Council, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and Association of Child Psychotherapists.
The Bridge Foundation provides a confidential setting. No information will be disclosed to anyone outside the agency without your permission except in certain rare situations where there is serious concern about the safety of someone, although wherever possible this will be discussed with you first.
We are committed to providing high quality services and continue to strive to offer accessible services to everyone regardless of race, class, culture, physical ability, religious belief or sexual orientation.
We have wheelchair access at many or our bases and will do what we can to make our service accessible to anyone with a disability. Requirements can be discussed with the administrator.
Concerns and Complaints
Most people are satisfied with our services but if you have any concerns please speak with your therapist in the first instance. If the matter is still unresolved you can write to the Director at the address on the contact us page. A copy of the Complaints procedure is available on request.