Kooth.com is a free, safe, confidential and non-stigmatised way for young people to receive counselling, advice and support on-line. Kooth delivers thousands of counselling sessions each year to young people aged 11-18. Available until 10pm each night, 365 days per year, completely free.
ARK at Egwood CIC (Acts of Random Kindness) is an inter-generational therapeutic land-based day facility on 12 acres of land and woodland at Egwood, near Merriott. We offer a range of meaningful and purposeful activities and transferable life experiences, practical skills and support to improve health, wellbeing and opportunities for adults and young people, which includes horticulture/gardening, hedge-laying, animal husbandry, cooking/baking, creative arts and crafts and music.
We also provide personal, targeted, cost-effective therapies, including counselling, nature therapy and equine facilitated therapy, helping those needing to be more active, overcoming trauma, physical recovery, or working through anxiety, stress or depression.
We want to provide an engaging environment to those needing support and reduce social isolation within our community; it is well documented that the outside space as well as being with other people can have a positive impact on mental health, confidence and self-esteem. We also provide day placements for young people in support of their education.
Egwood Field, Egwood, Merriott, TA16 5QN
Drop-in facility for young people in South Somerset aged between 11-25 who are struggling with mental health difficulties. Young people can get support on anxiety, depression, gender dysmorphia, self-harm, addiction, sexual health, unemployment, sexuality and substance misuse.
Run by Mind in Somerset.
This service is for for 9-25 year olds.“HELP has trained, independent, counsellors who can really listen to you in a non-judgmental way, and give you a safe space to talk through what is bothering you. No matter how large or small the problem seems to be, counselling can help you explore and understand your feelings, thoughts and your actions. You choose to start. You choose when to stop. You choose what you talk about.
To access the service fill in the forms on the website or call for information.
“We ask clients to pay what they can afford towards covering our costs. We ask clients to consider a sum between £3 and £40, that makes as significant a contribution towards covering our costs as possible but is not going to be a problem in that it might be a reason for not coming.”
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is an innovative way for children, young people and adults alike to reduce their anxiety, develop confidence and learn new skills with (or without) our horses in a natural outdoor environment. Since the first COVID-19 lockdown, to allow us to maintain the health & safety of both our staff & learners, we now only run 1:1 sessions – which have proven to be very successful and beneficial for all concerned. If you are interested please check out our website and contact us to arrange for a free taster session.
EAQ Manor Farm is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company based in the small village of Stocklinch near Ilminster.
Provides free, professional counselling to anyone affected or bereaved by cancer or other life-threatening illness.
We support anyone dealing with break-ups, arguments, affairs, problems with sex, step-families, retirement, a new baby, or anything else that can affect a relationship.
Open Thursdays, 10.30am – 6pm, and Relate are based in 80 Great Mead Road, Yeovil, BA21 5EG.
One-to-one Equine assisted counselling and psychotherapy social enterprise based in Long Sutton near Langport. The Heard Therapy is a client-centred and horse-centred therapeutic space set within the context of beautiful countryside with access to natural woodland.
Michaela and her team of horses, Reg, Star and Tigger, provide a safe and private space from which personal growth and development naturally transpire.
Michaela can combine various techniques and strategies, which include Mindfulness, Nature Therapy, CBT therapy, integrative therapy, and equine therapy. She works with clients aged 8 plus, including adults.
The Heard Therapy specialises in a personally developed approach to meet individual needs, with particular experience in working with: Trauma and PTSD, Complex Trauma, Autism and Neurodiversity, Autistic and neurodiverse people affected by trauma, LGBTQ.
From extensive practice and understanding, Michaela also works with a range of issues that include: Anxiety, OCD, Relationships, Depression, borderline personality disorder, addictions, behavioural issues, additional learning needs.
Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. We know a lot about what can help you through tough times. We can help you explore your options, understand your problems better, or just be there to listen.
It doesn’t matter who you are, how you feel, or what has happened. If you feel that things are getting to you, get in touch. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Local branches have different opening hours for face to face support. Find your local branches and numbers below
Yeovil: Morley House, 26 West Hendford, Yeovil BA201XE
Taunton and Somerset: 16 Wood Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1UN
Call or check website for hours open to receive callers at the door.
Counselling Directory lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are members of a recognised professional body or those who have sent us copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.
Counselling4Yeovil is a Christian organisation offering affordable professional counselling in Yeovil to people of any or no faith. We aim to communicate our unconditional acceptance and valuing of each person we work with and to respect each person’s right to make their own decisions about how to live.
We developed from Yeovil Pregnancy Crisis Centre which has been counselling women in Yeovil since 2007 on issues surrounding pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion and infant death. We continue to offer a free counselling service to women and their partners dealing with these issues.
It offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.
We offer a wide range of treatments for adults 18 years of age and over who are registered with a GP surgery in the Somerset area, in a variety of different ways, so that we can help as many people as possible access talking therapies. Our aim is that our therapies should intrude as little as possible in your everyday life, but still have the best chance of delivering positive outcomes for you.
If you are 18 years or over and registered at a GP surgery in Somerset, there are a number of ways you can refer yourself to Talking Therapies:
Provides free and confidential counselling service for women and their partners.
What is HOPELINE UK?
HOPELINE UK is a confidential support and advice service for:
A HOPELINE UK advisor will hear about the things that are happening in your life that are contributing to your thoughts of suicide and provide advice about how you can cope with your thoughts of suicide, or where you can access help. You can also speak to our HOPELINE UK advisors to get advice about how to start a conversation about suicide with someone you are concerned about, and how to best support them. Run by the charity Papyrus.
Open 9am – midnight every day of the year.
Mandala offers a therapeutic package of in-depth child psychotherapy, supporting early childhood trauma, insecure attachment and low self-esteem. We work closely with parents, carers and key professionals to provide gentle, nurturing therapeutic support to help them recover from trauma they have experienced and promote a better understanding of their needs.