Welcome !

Thank you for visiting Wellspring Counselling. Here you will find information about all the services we offer; we trust you will find what you are looking for.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.





  • About Wellspring Counselling

    Established as a registered charity in 1994 by the local Church Leaders and GPs, Wellspring offers confidential help and support to people in our local community. We offer our services to all who seek help irrespective of gender, ethnic origin or religious beliefs.

    We offer a unique service in the North Somerset area making counselling accessible to all in a timely and cost effective manner. Clients can access the service themselves or after consultation with their GP. We have excellent links with the local GPs and use their premises for evening sessions. We are well respected in the area and receive some funding from town and parish councils in Nailsea, Backwell and Portishead.

    Wellspring has a team of dedicated counsellors who come alongside those facing loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, stress and anxiety, depression and issues resulting from physical, sexual or emotional abuse as well as other distressing situations. Our clients come from all walks of life from age 19 upwards.  Our free Youth Service caters for young people between ages 11 and 18.

    Our counsellors are professionally trained, partake in regular clinical supervision and agree to continued personal and professional development.  Wellspring Counselling is an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and as such abides by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

    Our Mission Statement:

    'Wellspring is a Christian Organisation which exists to provide affordable, professional counselling for the whole community.'


  • Trustees

    Wellspring Counselling is governed by a board of Trustees - you can meet them here.


  • Fundraising

    See our latest news and events top right.

    A recent evening of entertaining conversation between Bill Oddie and Chris Serle raised welcome funds.

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue panellist, Goodie and Wellspring supporter Tim Brooke-Taylor joins Wellspring's campaign to raise funds.


  • Friends of Wellspring

    Wellspring offers professional and affordable counselling to anyone seeking help.

    For as little as £2 per month you could become a ‘Friend of Wellspring’. By joining this growing community of Wellspring supporters you will be helping us create regular accessible funds to help secure these services both now and in the future. We invite you to offer us a regular donation, ideally by standing order which, if you are a taxpayer, can be gift aided (please use the blank standing order/gift aid form - please complete and return by post to Wellspring).

    By doing this you can help Wellspring in the following ways.  In one year:

      - £2 per month helps provide two sessions of youth counselling
      - £5 per month helps us provide a counselling room for 20 sessions
      - £10 per month will help provide counselling for 1 client (based on an average of six sessions)

    For more information on how to help Wellspring please call us on 01275 810879.


  • Area Covered

    Wellspring serves the communities of Nailsea & Backwell and surrounding towns and villages.





Latest News

New  2016 Newsletter

Funds raised by the Zip Wire Challenge and Fun Musical Evening

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Access to Services

For a detailed description of the services offered, who they are aimed at and how they are delivered, please visit the "Access to Services" page.




What is Counselling?

Counselling is talking to someone who can help you become clearer about your thoughts and feelings and help you find your own solutions.  You might want to make changes in your life and you could use your counselling sessions to help you.

Counselling is confidential and non-judgemental.

Wellspring Counselling has a team of skilled counsellors who are trained to listen attentively and sensitively to your concerns, to give you the space to talk freely and to stay with you no matter how distressing or disturbing your experience or feelings might be.

Counsellors do not give advice, offer solutions or tell clients what to do, but will seek to understand and support you enabling you to find your own way forward.