VINE COUNSELLING SERVICES is a charity based in Congresbury offering affordable (donation based) professional counselling to adults and young people in the community who need help to cope with anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, bullying, trauma, loneliness, abuse, family problems.
Our mental health and wellbeing is so important and we urge anyone who feels they would benefit
from talking to one of our counsellors to contact us. We:-
offer confidential 1:1 counselling with qualified Counsellors and those on placement through local colleges/universities.
offer both long and short term counselling and our work is guided by the individual needs of each client.
operate in a climate of acceptance and respect and value every person regardless of belief.
Privacy and confidentiality is an essential part of what we offer.
Do you shop at a local Co-op? Are you a member? Did you know that members of the Co-op can choose to support Vine Counselling Services as their cause which means that for every £1 spent on Co-op branded products or services, they donate a percentage to us if we are nominated by you!! It's really easy to become a Co-op member - just go to https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/56369
Our next event will be a quiz night at The Plough, Congresbury on Sunday 3rd July, 8pm start. £1 per person to enter and raffle tickets available. Why not bring a team along!!!
RAISING FUNDS IS STILL A PRIORITY Our client donations cover around one half of our outgoings and your donation or offer of regular support really will make a difference and enable us to help more people who need it. If you feel you can help with a donation, no matter how small, please contact us or go to
Thank you https://link.justgiving.com/v1/charity/donate/charityId/2753165?tipScheme=TipJar2.1&reference=givingcheckout_tj21
(gift aid applies)
"I wanted to share a picture I made which reflects how I feel about my mental health before I had counselling from Vine Counselling Services. It felt like I was breaking apart and that pieces of my sanity were falling away leaving me incomplete and afraid that I would never feel whole again. Without the support of Vine Counselling Services I wouldn’t have survived this time and wouldn’t be here today."
The team at Vine Counselling Services are a very special group of people - men and women who are passionate about our core values and ethos; offering professional counselling to people in our community at an affordable rate. We ask for a suggested donation of £20 per session but can sometimes provide sessions at a lower rate as we will not turn anyone away through an inability to pay this amount.
We are looking for 2 more qualified counsellors to join the team voluntarily, just for 2-3 hours per week to see clients who need support for a wide range of issues. PLEASE contact our Director, Liz Linnitt, for more information - we really would love to hear from you. We offer a contribution to supervision, administration support, some training costs and travel expenses aswell as adhering to a non-lone working policy.
We are also looking for a voluntary receptionist who could assist us for 2-3 hours alternate MONDAY evenings from September.
WHY NOT HELP THE CHARITY WITH STRATEGY, PLANNING AND SUPPORTING THE RUNNING OF THE SERVICE BY BECOMING A TRUSTEE.
Contact Liz Linnitt by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about any of these roles.
It can sometimes feel like we are not doing enough but our aim is to use our resources to do as much as we can, whilst planning for the future and expansion of our service. We continue to remember that "Helping one person might not change the whole world but it could change the world for one person". Every individual matters and if you are looking for help, please do not hesitate to call us. Thank you so much. Please contact Liz Linnitt by email on email@example.com.
We are excited to be supported by a business in Bristol who work with employers to support their employees with their mental health and wellbeing. AMBA will be sponsoring events organised by Vine and organising fundraising activities to support our work. Welcome to the team Amba!
So, watch this space for any events coming up!
Who are Amba?
Amba’s mission is to empower employers to nurture their employees, through ESG focused technology.
They support businesses with expert advice and consulting services across employee benefits, HR, health insurance, pensions and workplace savings and employee wellbeing.
Their technology, Lumina, is a UK first and offers employees access to unique benefits that are good for them, and the planet.
We’re dedicated to improving the lives of employees, in a sustainable and regenerative way and are currently applying for B Corp certification.
GRANTS FROM QUARTET
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THE NATIONAL LOTTERY and THE POLICE COMMUNITY TRUST (Avon and Somerset Police)
Vine is pleased to have received financial support from the Quartet Community Foundation - Coronavirus Response Fund, the National Lottery Community Fund and the Police Community Trust (Avon and Somerset) to help with some of the running costs to enable us to continue to provide our services during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond when planned fundraising events cannot take place.
Vine Counselling Services
Situated in Congresbury, and serving individuals across North Somerset, Vine Counselling provides professional and confidential counselling services, based on respect, care and quality. Established in 2007 with a charitable status Vine Counselling offers support and guidance to the local community. Our professionals bring their expertise and their ethos to deliver high quality counselling services in a peaceful and tranquil setting.
From time to time, we all face a crisis or life-changing event, for example through bereavement, redundancy, the breakdown of a relationship, or the onset of serious illness. Also, there are times when life just seems hard and everything is a struggle.
These crises, events and difficult times can lead us to feel loss of hope for our future, anxiety, depression and worthlessness. Vine Counselling have a team of experts who deliver counselling to help people move forward with more confidence and self-belief.
Please look through the pages of our website to learn more about us, the services we can provide and how we can support you.We are experts in delivering counselling on challenges individuals and families face in life including stress, bereavement, anxiety, depression, employment and bullying. Please look through the pages of our website to learn more about us, the services we can provide and how we can support you.
If you decide that you would like to contact us here at Vine Counselling you can be sure of a professional, sympathetic, respectful and complete confidential service.
What others say about Vine Counselling Services
thank you... for everything
"I received counselling over a 6 month period. I found the service very helpful in enabling me to work through many difficult issues including a personal bereavement. Thank you to you and your team for everything"
dignity, respect and kindness
"From the initial assessment through to the completion of my counselling sessions, I was treated with dignity, respect and kindness. I appreciated that there was no time limit on the number of sessions I could attend - I could see my counsellor for as long as was needed. An excellent service, thank you so much for your help".
she really helped me
"The environment at Vine was welcoming, comfortable and reassuring - your receptionists put me at ease and my counsellor was professional and caring. She really helped me."