We are a not for profit organisation and charity offering psychotherapy and counselling for families, young people, children, adults and couples. We charge a fee of £62 - £82 for our self-referral counselling services but we also provide free services for children in schools and via social services. Established in 1984 and Bristol based, we have a strong commitment to providing accessible, high quality clinical services to a wide range of people.
We are now working remotely via Zoom or telephone and are currently taking new referrals.
Training, qualifications & experience
All counsellors and psychotherapists at The Bridge Foundation are qualified and experienced professionals. All receive regular supervision and work to a professional code of ethics such as British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, British Psychoanalytic Council, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and Association of Child Psychotherapists.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Our fees for our self referral services are £62 or £82, depending on family income. We provide some free commissioned services via schools and the adoption support fund and other social services.