Address The Whole Works, Jackson Close, 209 Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1PZ

Telephone 0131 225 8092

This site is maintained by The Whole Works

Introduction to Edinburgh Counselling Agencies List

The Edinburgh Counselling Agencies list exists to make the process of finding suitable counselling support easier and less stressful. It can help people find counselling appropriate to their needs, their locality as well as what they can afford. The list also highlights the likely time that someone might be expected to wait until they can be seen. It also lists a contact name at each respective agency. Please send us feedback about any information that is out of date, or any suggestions to make it more helpful.

Agency NameContact InformationSpecialityCost (£)Disabled AccessWaiting ListContact People
24hr Crisis CentreTel: 0808 8010414 text: 07974429075
Email: [email protected]

A crisis centre for people aged 16 and over resident in Edinburgh
Adolescent Substance Use Service (ASUS)Tel: 0131 529 6700 or 07969200984

Level 6
City Chambers
249 High Street

Email: [email protected]

Support and treatment for young people experiencing difficulties with drugs, alcohol or other psychoactive substance use.
Aged 18 or under in Edinburgh. Self-referral or by parent/friend/worker.
One-to-one psychological interventions

FreeDisabled Access can be arrangedNoneJayne Reed
The Anchor PracticeTel: 07833 465430
Email: [email protected]
26 Forth Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3LH

The Anchor Practice is a specialist mental health clinic providing psychotherapy and clinical psychology for children, adolescents, young adults and families. Set up by highly experienced clinicians, it is based in Edinburgh, with clinical appointments offered in the city.

The Anchor Practice provides thorough assessment and evidence-based treatment for a wide range of mental health difficulties in children and young people, whilst ensuring our clients are at the heart of all we do.
fees vary depending on indicated treatment.Reception

[email protected]
Arkordia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service
Based in South Side Centre
86 Causewayside

Tel: 07496 155 038
email: [email protected]
General counselling to assist individuals to explore and resolve whatever difficulties are being experiencedNegotiated Donations from £10 upwards per session to offer a service available to those on low incomes.Not available at this address but can be negotiated and arranged elsewhere.
Yes, for appointments call the Tel No or email address indicated.Quintus Farrell (Chairperson) Pauline McElroy (Administrator)
Beira’s Place – Edinburgh Women’s Sexual Assault Support Centre15 Young Street

Tel: 0131 256 3944
Text line: 07546 697 067
Email: [email protected]


Beira’s Place provides specialist trauma informed support to women aged 16 years and over who have experienced any form of sexual violence, sexual abuse, or sexual exploitation at any time in their lives. Information about the model of support we offer can be accessed on our website at How we work with trauma - Beira's Place ( services, including training for professionals, is free of charge and fully confidential.There is limited access at our centre in the New Town of Edinburgh, but we have access to alternative premises that are fully accessible to wheelchair users. Interpreters can be provided on request.At November 2023 there is a short waiting listAny support worker at Beira’s Place will help

Contact [email protected]
Birthlink Adoption Counselling Centre
21 Castle Street

Tel: 0131 225 6441
Email: [email protected]

Post adoption services for adults with a Scottish connection. Operate Adoption Contact Register for Scotland
FreeAlthough we have no disabled access we are happy to make arrangements to meet elsewhere.some services have a waiting list
[email protected]
Bright Light
Bright Light
18 York Place

Tel: 0131 556 1527
Fax: 0131 558 9526
Email: [email protected]

Relationship/Marriage/Sex Counselling.
Family therapy, young people's therapy (4-18)
9am-9pm Mon-Thurs
9am-5pm Friday
9am-5pm Saturday

*Currently offering Zoom and telephone appointments
Contributions negociable in line with Income.Not at Dundas St.
Access at: Livingston, Sighthill, Dalkeith, and Tranent
Dependent on client availabilityReception
CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service)Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Morningside Place
EH10 5HF

Tel: 0131 537 6364
Fax: 0131 537 6102

CAMHS provides psychological, medical and psychosocial assessment and treatment for children and young people with mental health problems. CAMHS aims to promote health and well-being and to prevent relapse by offering a range of individual, family and group approaches. CAMHS teams also offer professional consultation services.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health outpatient sector teams cover North Edinburgh(537 6364), South Edinburgh (536 0534), Midlothian and East Lothian and West Lothian) based on GP locality.
The five sector teams have different bases. CAMHS outpatient teams are multi-disciplinary health teams for children and young people up to the age of 18 Years.
Referrals usually come from general practitioners, health visitors, social workers or from schools GP.
(this service does not accept self-referral)
FreeYesPossible waiting listReception
Confidential Conversations52 Queens Street

0845 208 5100 or 0131 225 6028

Email: [email protected]

Sometimes life presents us with challenging situations that leave us feeling overwhelmed. Work may be the cause of these problems, or our performance at work may suffer because of them. Either way, talking, offloading and exploring issues with a specialist workplace counsellor can have huge benefits.

At CrossReach we offer a dedicated workplace counselling programme called Confidential Conversations.

If you’re an employee: Confidential Conversations offers you a way to access professional and impartial counselling in a neutral, private setting. You can choose weekly one-to-one counselling sessions, or external supervision here.
If you’re an employer: Confidential Conversations helps you to fulfil your responsibility to look after the health and wellbeing of your staff, as well as improving performance and productivity. It can be offered as part of a wider Employment Assistance Programme (EAP).
Please contact for pricingUnable to offer face-to-face at this timeThere is a waiting list that varies in length, please contact for latest timescales.To make a referral or for all enquiries, please email [email protected] or call 0131 225 6028
CoCo Counselling140 Pleasance
Edinburgh EH8 9RR
07724152557 / 07787000251
email: [email protected]
We offer indoor and outdoor person-centred counselling to all clients over 16We ask all clients for a regular contribution each session based on what they can affordRooms are located on the first floor, but access to a ground floor room via a ramp is sometimes available.We do have a short waiting list, but are usually able to see clients for an initial appointment within a few weeks.Kate Frazer and Shilpa Balaram
Contact Counselling
Counsellors across the city of Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 466 4597
Email: [email protected]

One-to-one counselling
Children and Young People's Counselling
Family Counselling
Post Natal Depression Counselling
Depending on income, from £25 - £35 per 60 minute session, Students and Trainee Counsellors £25NoFast Response Appointment within 7 days. Ongoing Counselling Immediate.Roslin Brown
Crew 2000
32 Cockburn Street,

Tel: 0131 220 3404
Email: [email protected]

Free counselling for people 18+ concerned about their stimulant and other social drug use, for example cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy or amphetamines. Our counselling is person centred, which means that we work with what feels important to each individual client.FreeNo
Initial appointment within 21 days – waiting list of a few monthsReception
Crossreach Perinatal Service8A Palmerston Place
EH12 5AA

Tel: 0131 538 7288
Email: [email protected]

Our dedicated team of therapists offer weekly counselling and art therapy both pre and postnatally from our central Edinburgh base. Clients can refer themselves or through a health professional from pre-birth to their child being 3 years old.

Our specialist counsellors support the perinatal mental health and well-being of the whole family and have years of experience in working with anxiety, depression, birth trauma, bonding, isolation, loss of self and the stress of transitioning into parenthood.

We offer a confidential space to discuss worries and concerns. Below are some of the options we offer:

· 1:1 Counselling

· Prenatal Counselling for expectant parents

· Creche space for your little one while you are in counselling

· invitation to our specialist parent and infant groups
We offer both ‘Self-Funded’ and ‘Donation’ pathways into the service.

Self-Funded pathway offers a fast and flexible route with no waiting lists. Sessions are charged at £60 (£65 including Creche). 'Initial Appointments' for ‘Self-Funded’ sessions are charged at a reduced rate of £45.
· Alternatively, you may wish to join our Donation route waiting list and make a weekly donation towards your counselling. No one is turned away through inability to pay.
Please contact for optionsOur Donation pathway operates a waiting list of around 4-6 months from referral.

Our Self-Funded pathway (if available) has no waiting list.

Cruse Scotland (Bereavement Support)Great Michael House
14 Links Place

Free Helpline 0808 802 6161 9am-8pm Mon-Fri; Weekends & Public Holidays 10am-2pm

Grief Chat: available 9am-9pm weekdays via chat button on main page of website, text talk with a bereavement counsellor

Email: [email protected]

Bereavement support for anyone who has been bereaved including children and young people across Scotland. Support is available regardless of when the death occurred; the cause of death; or the relationship to the person who died.
Client support is free. Donations and fundraising to support ongoing services are greatly appreciatedYes – free accessible parking, ramp and liftsHelpline and Grief chat support available immediately; waiting lists differ across different services in different areas at any given time. Please check in for current informationJacqui Marwick, Area Manager South; Nicola Reed, Director of Client Services
Edinburgh Council Social Care and Health0131 200 2324
Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm

Friday 8.30am-3.55pm
[email protected]

If someone needs urgent social care or you think an adult or child needs protection call Social Care Direct.

0131 200 2324

In the evening and at weekends or public holidays, you can call Emergency Social Work, free of charge from a landline. Your mobile phone provider may charge for 0800 calls.

0800 731 6969

We assess a person’s needs to decide if we can offer care and support. We have to give priority to people who are at most risk.

We use eligibility criteria. These let us work out how serious the risk is of you losing your independence if your needs are not met.

We will discuss what support you need if your safety and independence are at high risk. For example, you may be unable to carry out essential personal care tasks, such as bathing and dressing.

Where the risk is lower, we will give you information and advice. This will be the case if you are having some difficulties but can manage most aspects of daily living.

We will need to meet with you to discuss your needs. We will arrange to meet with you in your own home.
The Edinburgh Counselling Service1 St. Colme Street

Email: [email protected]
A general counselling service for adults, couples and young people offering counselling in the Edinburgh city centre and online.Individual counselling: £60 per session

Relationship counselling: £85 per session

Concession spaces available: assessed on a sliding scale beginning from £30
YesNoHannah Walker
Edinburgh and Lothian Council on Alcohol
91 Rose Street

Tel: 0131 337 8188
Email: [email protected]

One-to-one counselling for people concerned about their alcohol intake or another's use of alcohol.
Free. Donations welcomed.
No. One flight of stairs.
4-6 weeks
Edinburgh Women's Aid4 Cheyne Street

Tel: 0131 315 8110 / 0131 315 8111
Email: [email protected]

No Counselling but listening and Information Service
FreeYesDrop in Service and Helpline – details on our website WebsiteHelpline – 0131 315 8110
FENIKS Counselling, Personal Development and Support Services Ltd151 London Road

Phone: 07510 122 425
Landline:0131 629 1881
Email: [email protected]
Provides individual therapy and counselling for adults from the Polish community in Edinburgh.
Donation based

Between 5 and 12 months (dependent on the individual case).Kiro Zabinska-MacIntyre, Mental Health Services Manager
Magda Czarnecka, Chief Executive Officer
The Health AgencyWester Hailes Healthy Living Centre
30 Harvesters Way
EH14 3JF
Anyone wishing to access counselling should call the reception on 0131 453 9400 and ask to be put on the counselling waiting list.


Person-Centred Counselling - 12 weekly sessions.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - 16 weekly sessions.

Accessible to individuals aged 16 years upwards living in South West Edinburgh

FreeYesYes. One to one crisis intervention available if needed prior to counselling.
Health All Round
24 Westfield Avenue
EH11 2QH

Tel: 0131 337 1376
Email: [email protected]

Drop-in/self-referral for short term counselling.
Gorgie/Dalry and wide surrounding area.

Registration for the service is during drop in times on Tuesdays between 10am and 2pm.
Daytime Counselling & CBT
Cost: Donation if unemployed, £10 on benefits, £15 if working part-time, £25 if working full-time.
Evening Counselling and CBT:
Cost: £25 per session
Fast-track counselling service:
Cost: £40 per session
YesApproximately 3 monthsMaysoon Sutherland: [email protected]
Gingerbread Edinburgh & Lothian Project Ltd
c/o Tollcross Primary School
117-119 Fountainbridge

Tel: 0131 478 1391 / 07825 925 846
Email: [email protected]

We provide an information/advice service, After school Care Clubs in Dalry,Lorne, St Cuthberts and Tollcross Primary School also school holiday playschemes and cover for In-Service days (open to everyone) and counselling for lone parent families.Costs only for childcare servicesYesNoneCarol Anne Janice/ Janice Reid
HealthLink360Elphinstone Wing
EH21 8PW

Tel: 0131 653 6767
Email: [email protected]
We provide psychological support and counselling. Our expertise is in providing support to global workers such as those working with mission and aid agencies, and those serving in ministry, however our talking therapies are open to anyone, regardless of background. Difficulties we can help with include anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, bereavement, stress, burnout, relationship difficulties.Please contact a member of our team for individual and package service prices.Remote consultations availableWe offer bookable, and (where available) last minute appointments.Please contact our admin team in the first instance: [email protected] / 0131 653 6767
Health in Mind40 Shandwick Place

Tel: 0131 225 8508
Email: [email protected]
Resolve counselling – for adults living in Scotland. It's a social enterprise meaning people’s contributions go directly back into our mental health and wellbeing charity, Health in Mind.

Craigmillar counselling – this is a general counselling service for people living in Greater Craigmillar, who are finding life difficult to cope with and would like some emotional support.

Counselling for Survivors of Sexual abuse – this offers support for up to six months and is for people aged 18 years and over who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse living in the Edinburgh area.

Counselling for adult male survivors of sexual abuse – this offers counselling for up to six months for men aged 18 years and over who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse living in the East Lothian and Midlothian areas.

Lothian Deaf Counselling – this is a counselling service for those aged 18 or over who are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deafblind throughout Lothian.

Trauma counselling – this is for people in Edinburgh who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Telephone Counselling Line Scotland – telephone counselling for adults anywhere in Scotland who have experienced any type of childhood abuse, including emotional abuse and childhood neglect.
Resolve counselling - £50 for one hour appointment.

All other counselling services are free.
No, but alternative arrangements can be made.
No waiting list

Free services: Variable, depending on demand.
Liz Trodden for Counselling services:
[email protected]
Hope Counselling ServiceCCE King's Hall
41 South Clerk Street

Tel: 0131 466 8992
[email protected]

We are a church-based service with counsellors of Christian faith, and we welcome clients of other faiths or no faith.
We charge £40 per session, with reduced-fee spaces available.NoOur waiting times are very short. Assessments happen soon after initial contact and then the wait for counselling tends to be up to 4 weeks.
Kirsty Hook
Hope Park Counselling Centre
8 Hope Park Square
Meadow Lane

Tel: 0131 650 6696
Email: [email protected]

Individual person centred and/or psychodynamic counselling for adults aged 16 and over in Edinburgh and the LothiansDonation based between £2 and £35. Access to the service is not restricted by the ability to pay.NoneVaries from 2 weeks to 3 months depending upon client availabilityAdmin team at [email protected]
Joshua Nolan FoundationEmail: [email protected]

Joshua Nolan Foundation offers access to trained mental health professionals skilled in talk therapy. We are here for everyone who may identify as being at risk of or affected by suicide.
Up to 80% financial support available through the charity.
Therapists have their own counselling rooms and access varies.
Some online sessions are available.
No waiting listAdmin Team at [email protected] or counsellors directly at
The Junction
people, health & wellbeing in Leith.
82-86 Great Junction Street

Tel: 0131 553 0570
Email: [email protected]


We are a free, confidential service for young people aged 12-21.

We provide support and information around: mental health, drugs and alcohol, gender and sexuality, sexual health, emotional wellbeing, family, relationships or anything that impacts your life.

We are able to offer:
Counselling and regular one-to-one support - see our website or chat to a worker for details.
Walk in - Wednesday from 4-7pm: Access through purple middle door in our waiting area to speak to a worker one-to-one about anything affecting you and/or access sexual health services.
Chiller - Friday from 12.30-3.30pm: Access through green Drop In door. A safe space where you can join in with activities and get a free toastie or a snack, while you chill or wait to see a worker one-to-one to chat about anything affecting you and/or use sexual health services. Come on your own or bring friends.
FreeYesYes - variable depending on demandContact via phone, email or website
LGBT Health & Wellbeing Counselling Service
4 Duncan Place, Edinburgh, EH6 8HW

Tel: 0131 564 3970
Email: [email protected]

One to one counselling/psychotherapy for LGBT people.
Therapeutic workshops and group work.
Free (Donations welcome)
No6 months as of May 2024Claire Black
Lighthouse Art TherapyUnit S10/11, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG

Email: [email protected]


Mon to Sat (10.30am to 8pm)
Through the process of art-making, we can explore our own thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental way, exploring our emotions and feelings that are sometimes difficult to discuss.

Manny is an Art Therapist based in Leith, offering 1:1 sessions for both children and adults.
They can help individuals who suffer with low moods, depression, bullying, ASD diagnosis, eating disorders, self-harm or have suicidal thoughts. All art materials are provided and no experience in art making is required. Registered with Disclosure Scotland to work with both adults and children, HCPC and BAAT registered.
£50 per hour / £25 for 30mins introductionYesNoManny Soora
Link LivingLinkLiving
Link House
2c New Mart Road,
EH14 1RL
Telephone: 0330 303 0302
Email: [email protected]

We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation.
We offer various types of support - it can be practical, emotional or it can facilitate personal development and community inclusion.

The types of support we can offer include:

help with practical tasks such as budgeting, shopping and cooking
help and advice with rent, benefits and utilities
support with some aspects of personal care
help with maintaining good physical and mental health
emotional support with issues such as low self-esteem or confidence
support to develop the skills needed to access a range of training, education, employment and volunteering opportunities
help to address drug, alcohol or gambling addictions
support to build relationships with others and participate in their communities
Counselling not available. Contact us for further information about the services we offer.
Lothian Sexual Health, NHS Lothian2A Chalmers Street

Tel: 0131 536 1070

Lothian Sexual Health provides reliable and straightforward information about sexual health & services for people in Lothian.
You can access support, services and information on contraception, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STI) and sexual problems.
You can find out more about the clinics provided in Chalmers Sexual Health Centre including the new drop-in service for under 19's Healthy Respect+

Walk -in (no appointment needed) If you have symptoms or you feel that the problem is urgent and can't wait, you may come to our walk-in clinic. Our walk-in clinic is open 8.30am-10.00am Monday - Friday (this is a very busy clinic that rapidly gets full. Later arrivals are interviewed by one of our nurses who will add urgent cases to the day's list. Patients with less significant problems may be asked to try again on another day). Are you Under 16? Drop-in clinic times - Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 7pm and Friday 8.30 - 3.30pm - Young People (only) drop-in - Friday 1-3pm
Mental Health Assessment Service
Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Morningside Place
EH10 5HF

Tel: 0131 537 6000

Emergency mental health assessment service.
FreeYes24-hour service
Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service (MYPAS)
Tolbooth Hall
176 High Street
EH22 1AY

Tel: 0131 454 0757
Fax: 0131 454 0844
Email: [email protected]

Generic counselling and Art Therapy within Midlothian for young people ages 12-18;
Self-referral or by agreement with young person.
FreeCall to arrange in advance.
12-20 weeks All new referrals offered initial meeting within 2 weeks.Dave Evans (Manager)
North East Edinburgh Counselling Service (NEECS)
Heart of Newhaven 4-6 Main Street

Tel: 07498 520 377
Email: [email protected]
NEECS provides accessible one-to-one professional counselling for young people and adults living in North East EdinburghSessions provided by individually agreed voluntary contribution or free of charge as requiredCan be arrangedWe aim to see clients within 8 to 10 weeks, dependant on availability.Julia Ossenbruegge, Manager

Mairi Norman, Service Co-ordinator
One Parent Families Scotland
2 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EP
Tel: 0131 556 3899
Email: [email protected]

Helpline for single parents in Scotland, providing free advice, information and support.
Freephone: 0808 801 0323
Email: [email protected]
We offer a free Counselling service for single parents in Edinburgh. At the moment this is available only on Fridays. To inquire, please, contact our main line.FreeN/A
NoneEleni MacLean
Counselling Services Support Worker
PF Counselling Service
8 Balcarres Street,
EH10 5JB

Tel: 0131 447 0876
Email: [email protected]

Individuals over the age of 18.
No set fee. Contribution negotiated and encouraged based on what client genuinely can afford.YesYesReception
PF Young Adults Service8 Balcarres Street,
EH10 5JB

Tel: 0131 447 0876
Email: [email protected]
Short term counselling (12 weeks up to one year) for young adults aged 18-25. SATURDAYS ONLY.
No set fee.
Contribution negotiated and encouraged based on what client genuinely can afford.
Pregnancy Counselling & Care (Scotland)28 Great Junction Street,

Email - [email protected]

One-to-one counselling for issues relating to pregnancy or early parenthood, including miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, termination, perinatal anxiety and depression.

*Currently only working online
Free (donations welcome)NoBetween 2 and 8 weeksEmilie Rousseau
Saheliya125 McDonald Road,

Tel: 556 9302
Fax: 0131 476 8429
Email: [email protected]

Individual Counselling and Art Therapy for Black and Minority Ethnic girls/women aged 12 plus in different BME languages. Free CrècheFree. Donations welcome.YesVariable, depending on demand.Keiko Ota
SamaritansTel: 116 123
Call us free from any phone, day or night, 365 days a year

25 Torphichen St

Email: [email protected]
Response time 24 hours

It can be helpful to call ahead and arrange a time to come in. Check opening times via the website.FreeYesNone
Simpson House Counselling and Recovery Service
52 Queen Street

Tel: 225 6028/ 225 1054
Email: [email protected]

Speciality Our Counselling & Recovery team provide support to those over the age of 16 who are affected by their own or someone else’s past or present drug use.

A space for one person to explore their thoughts and feelings about the way their life is affected by another’s drug use and concerns related to that e.g. relationships, loss, anger, stress, guilt, shame, self-esteem, fear, anxiety, understanding addiction and drugs.
- Self Referral
- Donation Based

A donation based service. Criteria: living in EH1-17,28-30, registered with a GP within this remit, affected by own or someone else’s drug use, past or present.Yes. Must be arranged in advance
We accept self-referrals and referrals from professional bodies, e.g. GP, social worker and support workers etc. There is a waiting list that varies in length, please contact for latest timescales.To make a referral or for all enquiries, please email [email protected] or call us on 0131 225 6028
Simpson House Sunflower Garden52 Queen Street

Tel: 225 6028/ 220 2488
Email: [email protected]

Sunflower Garden supports children/young people aged 5-18 impacted by drug and/or alcohol use in their families. Working in schools, in the community and at its base in the centre of town Sunflower offers Counselling, Art Therapy, Therapeutic Support and Groupwork.
FreeYes. Must be arranged in advance
There is a waiting list that varies in length, please contact for latest timescales.To make a referral or for all enquiries, please email [email protected] or call 0131 225 6028
The Spark1st Floor, 3 Rutland Square, Edinburgh
We have 15 centres across Scotland.

Appointments Telephone: 0808 802 0050
The Relationship Helpline: 0808 802 2088

A well-established charity in Scotland delivering a range of relationship support, education and counselling services£45 per session
Cost is flexible based on couples/individuals financial circumstances, we make sure cost is never a barrier to counselling.
NoWe can generally accommodate clients in 1 – 2 weeks across all centresAppointments Team
The Stafford Centre
103 Broughton Street

Tel: 557 0718
Fax: 478 7119
Email: [email protected]

Counselling service closed as of 2019. Drop-in centre for adults with mental health problems.
Offers information, support, group and recreational activities.
FreeLimitedAppointments by referral and self referral.Reception
TalkTime Scotland
Norton Park Conference Centre Albion Rd
Edinburgh EH7 5QY
Tel: 07774 210104
Email: [email protected]

We offer free counselling to young people aged 12-25 who are either physically disabled or have a long-term physical health condition. This can be in person or by phone or video link.Free, donations welcome
YesNoneSeonaid Cooke
Tara Trust Edinburgh
12 Marchhall Crescent
EH16 5HL

Tel: 0131 667 3723
Email: [email protected]

General Counselling/Stress Management/Tara Rokpa Psychotherapy - Individual and Groups
Charges vary according to the counsellorNo waiting list
Lesley Hammond
VOCAL Edinburgh Carers’ Hub
60 Leith Walk

Tel: 0131 466 8082 Email: [email protected]

Counselling for unpaid carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian. VOCAL’s Counselling Service supports unpaid carers who require emotional support linked to their caring role. Often carers find themselves in situations where their wishes and needs take second place to the person they care for. Carers sometimes feel they cannot talk to their family and friends about how they feel about their caring situation. We offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where carers can talk to a counsellor who will try to understand things from their point of view. Talking to someone outside of the situation can be extremely helpful.Donation based (Based on ability to pay)YesVariable, depending on demand.Lorraine Mackenzie
Wellbeing Scotland14 Bank Street Alloa, FK10 1HP
01324 630 100
[email protected]

A range of holistic services for people whose life circumstances have had an impact on their wellbeing. The service offer counselling, advocacy, befriending, groups, EMDR. There are specialist services for survivors of abuse and people with mental health issues. There are wellbeing and counselling in schools services for children and young people. The service supports all ages.
FreeNoVariable, depending on demand. Currently 2-3 months estimatedAdministration team
The Whole Works
Jackson’s Close,
209 Royal Mile,

Tel: 0131 225 8092
Email: [email protected]

A variety of counselling approaches available.
One hour initial consultation to determine appropriate support.
£45-£60; concessions available with some practitioners
Initial Consultation within the week. Possible waiting for first appointment.Reception
Wellspring13 Smith's Place

Tel: 0131 553 6660
Email: [email protected]

Long term counselling service for children and adultsFees negotiable by income level – minimum £30 per sessionNo disabled access but online sessions can be offered.Estimated from 4 to 26 weeks, depending on availability, needs and therapist preferenceAdmin team