As we head into the New Year, we continue to receive regular new enquiries through GP referrals, personal recommendation, website enquiries, Google search, passers by who see the sign, word of mouth and clients returning. We continue to focus on providing the maximum number of appointments we can which at present is around 35 per week. Vine has recently welcomed three new Counsellors in Training to the team and a new qualified Counsellor too.  
We are looking for 2 volunteer qualified Counsellors (Tuesday afternoons) and if this is you and you feel able to offer a few hours a week, please contact us (some supervision costs and a training budget will be provided). Any time you can give will make such a difference. 
Our volunteer reception team is currently at 12 lovely ladies who help out on a rota basis, some every week, some fortnightly, some monthly. Each one is appreciated and valued by the agency as an important part of the service provided as Vine have a 'no lone working' policy. If you are able to offer any time on a Tuesday evening, once or twice a month, we would love to hear from you. 
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. Our fundraising committee meets every 2/3 months to plan the vital events which help keep the service running. We are in need of more volunteers to join the fundraising team, helping plan around 4 large events each year. If you feel able to help please make contact. 
Please contact Liz Linnitt by email on if you can help in any way mentioned above. 
Jo Lawrance - Director 
Liz Linnitt - Operations Director 
Vine Counselling Services (Congresbury) are looking for a part time Administrator (8-10 hours per week) to start February 2020. 
If you have a high degree of confidentiality, a sensitive and caring manner, empathy, good communication and office skills, resourcefulness and can work in a team and on your own, this may be for you! 
For an application form and/or more information about the role, including a job description, hours and rates of pay please email Liz Linnitt, Operations Director at 
Closing date for applications 17 January 2020. 
SAVE THE DATE for our Ladies Shopping Evening - 14th March 2020 in Wrington. If you would like to have a stall at the event please email Liz Linnitt on 
14th March 2020 - Wrington Memorial Hall. 6.30pm-9.30pm 
LADIES SHOPPING EVENING - If you would like a stall at an Early Bird rate, please contact the office! 
What an amazing opportunity for 5 people to take part in this amazing event whilst raising money for Vine! Please contact us if you are interested! Why not get a group of running friends to enter together?!  

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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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