Partnering Organisations

Help! Counselling has a close relationship with two Bristol-based organisations providing training to our members.

Contact Point

Contact Point is a Registered Training Establishment of the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA). Through Contact Point’s registration with UKATA, its psychotherapy training courses are recognised by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the European and International Associations for Transactional Analysis (EATA and ITAA), so its qualifications are recognised at a national, European and international level.

As well as Contact Point providing training to our counsellors free-of-charge, Help! Counselling provides placements to trainee psychotherapists who are studying at Contact Point. This arrangement has created a mutually supportive therapeutic community in Bristol, which is focused on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in our area.

For more information about this training establishment, please visit:

The Different Engine

The Different Engine is an organisation founded and run by an equal mix of neurologically typical and autistic people who have an interest in developing understanding between these two populations. The Different Engine gives Aspies (people with an autistic thinking style) the tools, not to fit into an alien world by sacrificing their individuality to please others, but to navigate that world, to get outcomes that they want, and to express their individuality in a way that NTs (neurotypicals) can accept and support.

Trainers of The Different Engine regularly run workshops, which Help! counsellors can attend at a significantly reduced fee. Also, members of The Different Engine attend the annual Help! Training Days and their contribution at these events not only augments the presented material, but also provides a new, neurologically diverse perspective on counselling and psychotherapy methods.

For more information on the work of The Different Engine, please visit: