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. 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.  
VINE COUNSELLING CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE'S SERVICE is part of Vine Counselling and together we are passionate about our core values and being able to offer affordable counselling to people in our community. The Children and Young People’s Service offers both long and short-term professional counselling to those aged 8 to 18. Due to the high demand for appointments, we are looking to recruit a committed, dynamic and fully qualified Counsellor (Level 4) to join our wonderful team on a voluntary basis. Our designated appointment times run between the hours of 3.30pm and 7.30pm on a Wednesday afternoon/evening, all sessions are face-to-face, a contribution towards Supervision costs is available and full induction/in-house training is provided. Some previous experience of working with children or young people is desirable. 
If you would like to find out more about this or other roles within our warm and welcoming team then please do get in touch by emailing Jo Lawrance, CYP Lead, on 
We have 19 stalls booked for this event ! Come and do some Christmas shopping, or just treat yourself - bring family/friends and support our work at the same time! We look forward to seeing you there!  
QUIZ NIGHT - the quiz at the Plough, Congresbury on Sunday 6th November is raising money for our work. Please go along (no limit on numbers in a team) and have a fun evening. There will also be a raffle. 
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 
(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 volunteer receptionists who could assist us for 3-5 hours alternate MONDAY daytimes between 10am and 3pm and also on THURSDAY EVENINGS between 6pm and 8.45pm.  
WHY NOT HELP THE CHARITY WITH STRATEGY, PLANNING AND SUPPORTING THE RUNNING OF THE SERVICE BY BECOMING A TRUSTEE. We are particularly looking for a Trustee to help with grant applications and fundraising initiatives.  
Contact Liz Linnitt by email at for information about any of these roles. 
IF YOU NEED HELP URGENTLY - Please use one of these services 
NHS 111 or 999 
Samaritans 116 123 (open all year 24/7)  
Bristol Mindline 0808 808 0330 
Mind Helpline Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm) Mind 
National Domestic Abuse Helpline for support and information for anyone experiencing domestic violence. Phone: 0808 200 247 (24hrs a day) 
If you are under 25 years old:- 
Childline 0800 1111 (open all year) Childline supports anyone under 19 in the UK 
NSPCC 0808 800 5000 
Young Minds for information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals. Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4pm) 
Young Minds Crisis Messenger service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258  
Shout Crisis Textline. If you need immediate support, you can text SHOUT to 85258 and chat by text. The service is free on most networks and available 24/7, and trained volunteers will listen to you, and work with to help you take the next steps towards feeling better 
Shout Papyrus: young suicide prevention society. Phone: UK 0800 068 4141 (Mon to Fri,10am to 5pm & 7 to 10pm. Weekends 2 to 5pm). 
Or go the NHS website where there are additional numbers 
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