Annual Report: 2017-2018

Nexus Counselling

Counselling for survivors of abuse who also have an addiction to drugs or alcohol

The Nexus Programme provides a unique service in Bristol and the surrounding area as we can support clients who have experienced trauma through abuse and are still actively using drugs and alcohol to help them to deal with trauma symptoms. We work with clients who are engaging with drug and alcohol services but are struggling to maintain recovery from drugs and/or alcohol due to the intensity of the trauma symptoms. Their only way to cope with life is by using substances and when this is taken away they struggle to deal with their emotions and feelings. The Nexus Programme provides support and practical strategies to help individuals deal with anxiety, depression and flashbacks and helps clients to understand post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and associated mental health difficulties.

Jo Kelley
Nexus counsellor