In August, the team at Vine has a month's break to recharge their batteries, ready for us to re-open on 3rd September. If you feel you need urgent help, please contact the Samaritans or email us and we can signpost you to other agencies who may be able to help.  
This year has shown an increase in the number of enquiries we receive for counselling - people in our community who need to talk to someone for whatever reason. Vine would like to offer the maximum number of appointments each week and, therefore, has vacancies for two qualified Counsellors to join our amazing team. If you feel able to offer a few hours a week, please contact us (some supervision costs and a training budget will be provided). 
We are also looking for a friendly, welcoming volunteer receptionist who could offer alternate Tuesday evenings (from 5.30pm to 8.30pm) from the end of September to welcome our clients, set up the counselling rooms for appointments and answer the telephone.  
Please contact Liz Linnitt by email on 
Thank you to those who supported our fundraising event on Friday 28th June - the Showcase of Choirs Evening in the Regency Suite at The Grand Pier, Weston Super Mare was a lovely summer's evening of music and helped us raise much needed funds to continue our service. Our next event is to take place on Saturday 19th October 2019 and will be a usually popular Curry Evening in Winscombe. Watch this space for more information. 
We cannot rely entirely on donations from clients to fund the service we provide. We have to raise money all year round, through events, one off donations, legacies, individual fundraising efforts, grants, Church donations and our Five Year Friends who pay something each month. Without these additional sources of income, Vine could not continue to offer up to 30 sessions each week. We currently receive around 5-10 new enquiries each week. The need is great in our community. Please offer help if you can. THANK YOU.  
Jo Lawrance - Director 
Liz Linnitt - Operations Director 
Did you know... 
That only approximately half of the funds needed to run the services we provide comes from client donations? 
The other income comes from grants, one-off donations, five year friends, local business support and fundraising events organised by the Vine team. 
Thanks to those who came to our AGM on 26th June 2019.  
For a copy of the minutes of the AGM email 
Liz Linnitt at 

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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. 
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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." 
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