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); if you would like know more about your counsellors specific training and qualifications, you are welcome to ask.

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

Kinergy is a member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and all of our counsellors follow their ethical framework.

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

Lindsey Dowdell

Julie Venters
(Vice Chair)

Lorraine Beer

Paul Spencer

Melissa Warren

Gary Williams

Our Staff

Donal Carmody
Director of Operations

Bert Weenink
Office Manager

Ruth Arnold
Counselling Coordinator

Lesley Brock
Administration & 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