Organisation Name
Womankind, Bristol Women's Therapy Centre

Provides a helpline, counselling, group therapy and on-going support for women in the Bristol area. Specialist and confidential services are provided to women experiencing mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, stress, domestic abuse, problems arising from past physical, emotional and sexual abuse, rape, self injury and relationship difficulties. Womankind aims to help women improve their mental health and wellbeing by providing high quality services that are accessible and safe.

Services Provided:

Telephone Helpline: provides confidential and non-judgemental listening support for any woman experiencing emotional distress, including specific advice and support for women experiencing domestic or sexual
abuse. It also provides information and signposting to services offered by Womankind and other organisations. 24hr message service.

General counselling for Bristol residents who are on low incomes and benefits, including specialist counselling for deaf women, and counselling for women who have experienced sexual violence, including refugees and asylum seekers(interpreters available upon request).

A Befriending Service for isolated women with mental health problems. This service is for women living in South Gloucestershire who are referred by a professional key worker. Women are offered regular support for one year.

Volunteer opportunities in administration, helpline and befriending. Full training and expenses provided.

Organisation Type
Registered Charity
Alternative names
Bristol Women's Therapy Centre
This organisation provides support around
Socialising / Out and About Emotional Support
This organisation provides support for
Families Parents Adults Carers Women Hearing Impaired Survivors Of Abuse LGBT Refugees/Asylum Seekers People On Low Income Mental Health Issues
South Gloucestershire Bristol
Areas Served (Further Details)
Our counselling and helpline services are women living within Bristol. Our befriending service is for women living in South Gloucestershire.
Is there a cost for these services?
Cost information

General counselling and group therapy: women may be asked for a donation towards the cost depending on what they can afford to pay. No one is turned away if they are unable to make a donation.

A full fee-paying service is also available.

Do you offer concessions?
Concessions information

£1.00 - £12.00 negotiable.

How can people access this service?
Self Referral
Business Hours
MondayFrom 09:00To 16:00Helpline open 9.30-12.30 and 8-10pm
TuesdayFrom 09:00To 16:00Helpline open 10-12noon, 1-3pm and 8-10pm
WednesdayFrom 09:00To 16:00Helpline open 10-12noon and 1-3pm
ThursdayFrom 09:00To 16:00Helpline open 10-12noon
FridayFrom 09:00To 16:00Helpline open 10-12noon
Out of hours answer machine

Primary Organisation Details

Primary Address Details

Address 1
3rd Floor
Address 2
Brunswick Court
Address 3
Brunswick Square

Organisation Contact Methods

Venue Address Details

Venue Contact Methods


Service Descriptions

Services Available to People at Home

1-to-1 Counselling
- up to six months counselling available to women living in Bristol who are on benefits or low incomes.
- specialist domestic and sexual violence counselling for women including refugees, asylum seekers and trafficked women.
- specialist counselling for women who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.
- high intensity therapy for women referred by NHS Talking Therapies.

Befriending - volunteers provide regular support to isolated women with mental health problems. This service is offered to women living in South Gloucestershire and is accessible by means of a referral from a support worker or health professional.

Group psychotherapy -
- open-ended psychoanalytic psychotherapy groups.
- fixed-term groups focusing on specific issues e.g. childhood sexual abuse and domestic abuse.

Fee paying 1:1 counselling and group therapy services also available.

These services are accessed through our helpline. Interpreters are available upon request.


emotional support


Helpline service?

Helpline Details

Womankind Helpline

Provides confidential non-judgemental listening support for all women experiencing emotional distress, including advice and support for women experiencing domestic or sexual abuse. It also provides information and signposting to services offered by Womankind and other organisations. 24hr message service.

Helpline calls charged at local rates from a BT landline and rates from other providers may vary.

Cost per minute
Local rates from a BT landline and rates from other providers may vary.
Will calls I make to this helpline show on my bill?
Helpline Opening Hours
MondayFrom 10.00To 12.30and 8-10pm
TuesdayFrom 10.00To 12.00and 1-3pm and 8-10pm
WednesdayFrom 10.00To 12.00and 1-3pm
ThursdayFrom 10.00To 12.00
FridayFrom 10.00To 12.00

Limitations and Associations

Limitations / Restrictions

Women only

Associations / Qualifications / Awards

Quality Standards awarded to the Helpline and befreinding service.
Counselling and Psychotherapy services provided within the remit of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for good practice.


General Accessibility

Services that increase accessibility

Specialist counselling service for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing women. Currently developing an instant messaging service for deaf and hard of hearing women to use instead of helpline.
Interpreters available where required.

Tick here to add details of how your services is accessible to people with a physical disability.

Access Questions

Are there bus stops nearby?
Approx. distance?
500 metres
Is there a rail station nearby?
Approx. distance?
1.4 miles
Is there a car park nearby?
Approx. distance?
300 metres
Is there parking for disabled drivers on site or outside the building?
If so, how many spaces?
Disabled parking telephone
Is there on-street parking in close proximity to the premises?
Approx. distance?

External Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic external doors?
Are external doors 900mm or more wide with flat thresholds?
Are external doors non sprung?
Are there external steps?
If so, how many?
Do these steps have a handrail?
Is there a ramp?
Does this ramp have a handrail?

Internal Access

Is there more than one floor at the premises?
Is there a lift?
Is there an induction loop / induction coupling at the premises?
Can people with an assistance dog access the service accompanied by their dog?
Is there provision for assistance dogs? (Water bowl and toilet area)

On request

Does the toilet have a minimum size of 2200mm × 1500mm
Does the toilet have a minimum door size of 1000mm
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x horizontal?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x vertical?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 1x drop-down?


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