Cheddar Valley Community Church

Serving the Cheddar Valley

The Oasis Pregnancy Counselling Centre

Over the past few years we have been working to develop a counselling centre aimed at providing a service for people who find themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy or who are suffering distress following pregnancy loss.  We are affiliated to Care Centres Network, a national organisation based in Basingstoke, which has 150 affiliated centres throughout the country.


We offer confidential counselling, help & support to those who find themselves facing an unexpected pregnancy.

  • Free Pregnancy Testing
  • Post Abortion Counselling
  • Completely Confidential

All of our services are provided free of charge




Opening Hours

Wednesday’s 11.00am – 2.00pm

Appointments are also available at other times.


01934 741549

(24 hour Answerphone)


Gadds Lane, Tweentown, Cheddar

Code of Ethics

The Oasis Pregnancy Counselling Centre

Code of Ethics

  •  The Oasis Centre seeks to extend Christ’s compassion and love to people in crisis
  • The main aim of counselling at The Oasis Centre is to enable a woman and her partner to make an informed decision about their situation, based on the facts and not on fear, panic or pressure
  • Trained advisors may not impose their own views and beliefs on the client
  • However, trained advisors are free to share their Christian faith if it seems appropriate, in a non-judgemental and non-threatening manner.
  • Trained advisors must respect any decisions made by the client whether they personally agree with them or not.
  • Trained advisors will offer love, support and counsel to the client, including post-abortion counselling should the client decide to have an abortion.
  • All trained advisors should receive ongoing pastoral care and supervision from someone in a supervisory role within the centre and/or the church.
  • Trained advisors must not exploit their clients financially, sexually, emotionally or in any other way.  The client’s integrity and dignity as a person should always be maintained.
  • In more long-term counselling, trained advisors have a responsibility to establish what other therapeutic or helping relationships are current.  Trained advisors should gain the clients permission before conferring with other professional worked.
  • Trained advisors are responsible for communicating the terms on which more long-term counselling is offered.  (e.g. Post-abortion counselling) including time scale of counselling, availability, confidentiality, supervision aspects for the trained advisor, cancelling appointments etc.
  • Records of counselling sessions are confidential but are available to the counselee if requested.


Exceptional circumstances may arise which give the trained advisor grounds for believing the client will cause serious physical harm to others or themselves.  Agreement to break confidentiality should first be sought with the client.  If there are good reasons to suppose that the client cannot take responsibility for their actions, the decision to break confidentiality should not be taken without consultation with a supervisor.