Getting Help

Reaching out for help is never easy for anyone who has experienced trauma. If you are visiting this page for the first time – well done! You have already taken a huge step on your journey of recovery and healing. Below are some of the things we can offer to help survivors and those supporting them.

Individual Psychotherapy

Breakthrough offers specialist individual psychotherapy, to help survivors of childhood trauma to deal with some of the long-term effects arising from their experiences. 

All of our therapists are trained and experienced in working with survivors of trauma, and they are all accredited by nationally recognised bodies such as the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Please use the enquiry form for further information or to make a referral.

Group Psychotherapy

Beginning in the first half of 2020, Breakthrough will be running an ongoing weekly psychotherapy group in the Bath area, for those experiencing long-term emotional and social difficulties arising from childhood trauma. These could include:


depression – anxiety – lack of self-esteem – the effects of trauma and abuse – substance misuse – eating disorders – self-harming and other compulsive behaviours – PTSD etc.

For further information, or to make a referral please contact us using the enquiry form.

Support and Befriending

Sometimes what survivors most need are the simple things. Someone that understands, people who have had similar experiences and come through, a friendly face or a safe place to relax.

Breakthrough’s support and befriending service offers supportive contact with our specially trained befrienders and mentors.

From Spring 2020 we will also be offering:

  • Peer support groups – a safe space to share life’s challenges and triumphs with other survivors.
  • A drop-in – somewhere to go where you can relax, get a hot drink and find someone to talk with.

To find out more about our support and befriending services please be in touch using the enquiry form.

Facebook Support Group

Breakthrough is now offering a trauma survivors Facebook group as a place where people can find encouragement, connection and support, wherever they are in the world.
To keep the group a safe place, it is set as a private group. If you’d like to join it, please visit to request entry.