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Our work in Knowle West

In 2023 we worked with Knowle West Health Park, on a 6-month pilot. And we are very pleased to have recently been granted £5000 to help us continue this work. The grant will help us provide weekly sessions of individual and/or couple counselling supporting 30 people in the next year. It will also help us…

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Looking back over the year

As we reached the end of our financial year, we also look back on the number of clients we’ve been able to support and what this means to them. In 2023/24 we supported 184 clients with 1,251 counselling sessions and assessments. 90% of these services were provided heavily subsidised or free of charge, as only…

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Work with us: Placements

We currently have an opportunity for a training placement within our team, and are looking for a trainee with an interest and experience of working with death, dying and bereavement to join our friendly and dynamic team. The Harbour placement is for 2 years, and we accept applications from experienced trainee counsellors or psychotherapists, studying…

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The Harbour Availability Over Christmas

The Harbour Counselling Service will close for Christmas from Friday 23rd December. The service will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January. We will taking a complete break. We will not be checking our telephones or emails, or the website contact form but will do so on our return. The Harbour is not a crisis service, so…

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Work with us: Fundraising and Communications Officer

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and proactive individual to work within a small, friendly and dynamic charity that makes a genuine difference to people’s lives. You will be responsible for securing significant income from a variety of sources, mainly from Grant-making bodies and individuals. This will involve identifying new opportunities, managing donor…

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Thank you to BCC Cemeteries & Crematoria

The Harbour were honoured to be chosen by Bristol City Council (BCC) Cemeteries & Crematoria to receive a portion of the Metals Recycling Scheme. This incredibly generous £12,000 will make such a difference to our small charity and, most importantly, to the people we work with. It will support us in supporting others, funding us to provide vital…

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Remembering Queen Elizabeth II

We were saddened to hear about the death of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II yesterday. She wasn’t just our Queen. She was also a friend, a wife, a mother and a sister. She was a grandmother and a great-grandmother. We know that this loss may bring up other feelings of love and loss, and our…

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Work With Us: Couples and Individuals Counsellor/Psychotherapist

The Harbour is a small charity with a huge vision, that people in Bristol and the surrounding areas are supported as they face death, dying and bereavement. We provide individuals, couples and group counselling sessions to people with a serious or life-threatening illness, their carers and loved ones, and people who have been bereaved. We…

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Trustee Opportunities

An opportunity has arrived to join our team at The Harbour as a Trustee. Since 1991, The Harbour have offered more than 40,000 counselling sessions to people facing a life-threatening illness, their carers and loved ones, and to people who have been bereaved. Our work is more vital than ever as we address the consequences…

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Festive Cheer in Aid of The Harbour

Every year, a group of friends gather in Montpelier to raise money for The Harbour, bringing in the festive season with a round of carol singing. This year, they raised an incredible £349.94, all of which will go towards helping us continue to be there for people when they are facing some of the most…

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Help Keep The Harbour Afloat

In the wake of Covid-19 our work is more important than ever. However, we currently face a serious funding shortfall. Covid-19 has been especially difficult for those facing death, dying and bereavement: People have had to grieve in isolation, without the usual grieving rituals and support networks.Many of those experiencing, or caring for someone with,…

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The Harbour Availability Over Christmas

The Harbour Counselling Service will close for Christmas from Friday 24th December. The service will re-open on Tuesday 4th January. We will taking a complete break. We will not be checking our telephones or emails, or the website contact form. The Harbour is not a crisis service, so if you feel you are in immediate…

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