WORKING FOR THE COMMUNITY
About Wellspring Counselling
The charity was established in 1994 by local church leaders and GPs to provide confidential help and support to people in the local community. We offer our services to all who seek help regardless of gender, ethnic origin or religious beliefs.
Many of the CBT sessions for young people take place in local secondary schools thanks to a grant from The National Lottery.
Clients all self-refer to Wellspring, often after being advised to come by their GP.
Wellspring currently has no statutory funding but receives grants and donations from many local town and parish councils in North Somerset as well as local churches, other groups, trusts, individuals and through fundraising events.
All our Counsellors and Wellbeing Practitioners are professionally trained, have regular clinical supervision and engage in Continued Professional Development (CPD) as recommended by BACP. Wellspring Counselling is an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abides by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Wellspring is governed by a board of trustees. Currently, we have eight trustees who provide experience and expertise in a wide range of business and professional capacities.
Our Mission Statement:
‘Wellspring is a charity underpinned by a Christian ethos, which exists to provide affordable, professional and accessible counselling for the whole community.’