More about our counselling

What Our Clients Say

Counselling at The Harbour has completely changed my life…it’s given me that confidence to open up and talk about it because it’s ok to not be ok

What Our Clients Say

Having the counselling was like rebuilding with how everything was scattered in my brain. Going to counselling tied things up and put things back in order. Definitely ended in a very positive place.

Individual Counselling

This therapy is on a 1-1 basis and is weekly. Clients can use counselling sessions to discuss whatever they wish. Regular themes include:

  • Exploring the impact of death, dying and bereavement
  • Talking about fears and concerns about loss
  • Discussing relationships with family and friends
  • Paying attention to how you think and feel about your medical treatment

Couples Counselling

When one or both members of a couple is facing death, dying or bereavement, it can create all sorts of changes to the relationship.

Coming for counselling together can help to make sense of these, and to find ways to cope and to strengthen your relationship. 

We know that couples can draw enormous support from one another at difficult times, but it can be a huge challenge to know how to do this. Illness may require different ways of being with one another, and the roles you have become accustomed to taking in the relationship can change. 

Regular weekly therapy helps to understand what is happening, and to make changes that can help.

Group Therapy

The Harbour Therapy Groups invite people affected by life-threatening illness in Bristol to come together to speak openly and honestly about the realities of their experiences.

We have an ongoing group for people living with life-threatening illnesses which meets weekly. We are also welcoming clients for a new group for individuals who have lost a close friend, family member or partner following life-threatening illness. People who join our groups might feel very isolated or alone with their feelings.

In group therapy, you can build a mutually supportive community with other people who share similar experiences while guided by an experienced therapist.

Group Therapy in room at The Harbour Bristol

The importance of bereavement counselling

Paul North, Clinical Manager at The Harbour talks about the importance of bereavement counselling and the particular challenges people are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic.