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All About Us

We are a specialist counselling agency who support survivors of sexual abuse, sexual violence, or rape. Founded in 1996, we are based in Kingswood in Bristol. We are an inclusive service and support everyone aged 16 and up, regardless of gender, race, or sexuality.

Kinergy offers support through:

- Trauma informed counselling
- Group therapy
- Support groups
- Psycho-educational groups

We aim to provide a safe, accepting and supportive environment for survivors, so they can come to terms with the past, enjoy the present and look forward to the future. All our counsellors either have or are in process of getting a professional qualification accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the National Counselling Society (NCS), or the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

We also offer additional services such as room hire and workplace training. 

Our Values

- Clients are at the heart of everything we do
- Trust, integrity, and transparency
- Professionalism
- To listen, believe, support and empower


2019 National Diversity Awards Nominee

In 2019 we were nominated for a National Diversity Award for our work with male survivors of sexual abuse. We were thrilled to be nominated and we maintain our commitment to working with survivors of all genders.

Our Trustees

Lindsay Dowdell

Lorraine Beer

Melissa Warren

Paul Spencer

Julie Venters

Gary Williams

Our Staff

Donal Carmody
Head of Counselling

Bert Weenink
Business Manager

Ruth Arnold
Operational Support

Lesley Brock
Administration and Funding

Fiona Colling


Pictures of our volunteers, counsellors, fundraisers and other events.


Mary Carpenter House
Kingswood Foundation Estate
Britannia Road
BS15 8DB

Charity Details

Registered Charity Number 1099140
Registered Number 431957