Autumn is proving to be a busy time for Vine, with regular new enquiries being received through GP referrals, personal recommendation, website enquiries, Google search, passers by who see the sign, word of mouth and clients returning. We continue to focus on providing the maximum number of appointments we can which at present is around 35 per week. We welcome three new Counsellors in Training to the team at Vine and a new qualified Counsellor too.  
We do still have a vacancy for a volunteer qualified Counsellor and if this is you and you feel able to offer a few hours a week, please contact us (some supervision costs and a training budget will be provided). 
Our volunteer reception team is currently at 12 lovely ladies who help out on a rota basis, some every week, some fortnightly, some monthly. Each one is appreciated and valued by the agency as an important part of the service provided as Vine have a 'no lone working' policy.  
We cannot rely entirely on donations from clients to fund the service we provide. We have to raise money all year round, through events, one off donations, legacies, individual fundraising efforts, grants, Church donations and our Five Year Friends who pay something each month. Our fundraising committee meets every 2/3 months to plan the vital events which help keep the service running. We are in need of more volunteers to join the fundraising team, helping plan around 4 large events each year. If you feel able to help please make contact. 
Please contact Liz Linnitt by email on if you can help in any way mentioned above. 
Jo Lawrance - Director 
Liz Linnitt - Operations Director 
Did you know... 
That only approximately half of the funds needed to run the services we provide comes from client donations? 
The other income comes from grants, one-off donations, five year friends, local business support and fundraising events organised by the Vine team. 
THANK YOU to those who came to the Curry Night on Saturday 19th October - it was an enjoyable evening with delicious food provided by Emdad from Scoop & Spice in Winscombe.  
Around £500 was raised from this event - THANK YOU. 
SAVE THE DATE for our Ladies Shopping Evening - 14th March 2020 in Wrington. 
14th March 2020 - Wrington Memorial Hall. 6.30pm-9.30pm 
LADIES SHOPPING EVENING - If you would like a stall at an Early Bird rate, please contact the office! 
Thanks to those who came to our AGM on 26th June 2019.  
For a copy of the minutes of the AGM email 
Liz Linnitt at 

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Situated in Congresbury, and serving individuals across North Somerset, Vine Counselling provides professional and confidential counselling services, based on respect, care and quality. 
Established in 2007 with a charitable status Vine Counselling offers support and guidance to the local community. Our professionals bring their expertise and their ethos to deliver high quality counselling services in a peaceful and tranquil setting. 
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From time to time, we all face a crisis or life-changing event, for example through bereavement, redundancy, the breakdown of a relationship, or the onset of serious illness. Also, there are times when life just seems hard and everything is a struggle. 
These crises, events and difficult times can lead us to feel loss of hope for our future, anxiety, depression and worthlessness. Vine Counselling have a team of experts who deliver counselling to help people move forward with more confidence and self-belief.  
Please look through the pages of our website to learn more about us, the services we can provide and how we can support you.We are experts in delivering counselling on challenges individuals and families face in life including stress, bereavement, anxiety, depression, employment and bullying. Please look through the pages of our website to learn more about us, the services we can provide and how we can support you. 
If you decide that you would like to contact us here at Vine Counselling you can be sure of a professional, sympathetic, respectful and complete confidential service. 
What others say about Vine Counselling Services 
thank you... for everything 
"I received counselling over a 6 month period. I found the service very helpful in enabling me to work through many difficult issues including a personal bereavement. Thank you to you and your team for everything" 
dignity, respect and kindness 
"From the initial assessment through to the completion of my counselling sessions, I was treated with dignity, respect and kindness. I appreciated that there was no time limit on the number of sessions I could attend - I could see my counsellor for as long as was needed. An excellent service, thank you so much for your help". 
she really helped me 
"The environment at Vine was welcoming, comfortable and reassuring - your receptionists put me at ease and my counsellor was professional and caring. She really helped me." 
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