Hillfields Family & Community Trust

Hillfields Family & Community Trust

Hillfields Community Hub
Thicket Avenue
BS16 4EH

01179 3772727 / 07799 521007

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About us

Hillfields Family and Community Trust provide a low cost, one-to-one, therapeutic counselling service. We welcome anyone who has experienced parenting at an early age (under 25) no matter what your current age. We also welcome adults whose parents were under the age of 25 at the time of their birth or parents whose children became young parents themselves.

The therapists at Hillfields Family & Community Trust work in a Person Centred Integrative way. This means that we don’t have a “one size fits all” approach when working with people, but that they look for the approach that best fits with you as a person and will best meet your needs.

Sometimes it is easier to express our feelings in non verbal ways. Using paint, clay, writing, poetry or drawing, can provide a medium with which to express those difficult thoughts and feelings. We can support you to find creative ways to express yourself if you find that this might be helpful.

Where do we start?

Each of us is unique with our own needs and goals. When considering counselling we believe it is important to find a counsellor with whom you can connect and feel comfortable. We would suggest that you contact several therapists before you make your final decision, talk to them about the way they work to see if it is the right ‘fit’ for you. We offer a lower cost introductory session so that you can discuss your needs and decide whether we want to work together.

How long will it take to see some changes?
Sometimes changes can happen quite quickly, other times they are more gradual. We will work at your own pace and therapy will be tailored to meet your individual needs. You choose how long counselling continues for and the duration is entirely dependant on your needs.

What can you expect from therapy?
We offer an opportunity for you to be heard with respect and understanding to work through issues that feel hard to handle on your own. We will work together to help you to find your own solution. The sessions last for one hour and are usually on a weekly basis though sometimes this is negotiable.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our therapists are qualified and experienced and have engaged in additional professional training and work to the standards et out by the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

The therapists use a person centred integrative approach. This means that they can draw upon a wide range of established and respected resources in order to help them understand and work with you more effectively. The approaches they would tend to use most are:

  • Creative therapy – use of paint, clay and representative objects
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Inner Child Therapy
  • Guided Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Poetry
  • Journal Writing
  • Gestalt

Member organisations *


Accredited register membership

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Teenage pregnancy, parental abandonment, growing up in the care of others, co-dependency


from £10 per session charges to be agreed on a sliding scale

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS16 4EH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

The therapy room is accessible via lift to the ground floor


To be arranged

Types of client

Young people
Older adults