Counselling and psychological therapy
Counselling offers you the chance to talk to a qualified professional in a safe place about your experience and how you are feeling.
For each session, you will decide what you want to talk about, although your therapist will guide and support you.
The aim is to help you to cope with the effects of the sexual assault or rape that you experienced and to begin to recover.
Counselling and psychological therapy sessions are free and held in locations across Avon and Somerset.
People have told us that counselling from The Bridge has helped them feel better in many ways, including:
• Having more self-esteem
• Feeling less ashamed
• Feeling less guilty
• Not being so anxious
• Becoming less depressed
• Feeling less frightened
• Having fewer suicidal thoughts
• Feeling less angry
• Having less frequent and less intense thoughts about hurting themselves
• Having fewer flashbacks, or not having them any more at all
• Sleeping better with fewer nightmares
Our counselling service is also available to friends or family of someone affected by rape or sexual assault.