Counselling

Request Counselling

Before you fill in this Request Form below, please read the information under ‘Helping You for an outline of how the PF Counselling Service works.

To arrange an initial session we need you to complete the following form. The form can be completed here, or you can print it out and post it to us. All information you supply will be treated in strict confidence, as detailed in our Privacy Policy, but you do need to consent to us holding and processing your data.

Our waiting time for initial appointments is currently around 4-6 weeks, depending on your availability.

Summer Availability

Are you going to be away from Edinburgh over the summer?  We are currently only accepting Requests from people who can attend an initial appointment in May, June or July, and who will be able to attend their regular weekly sessions throughout the summer.

If you are going to be away for more than 3 weeks over the summer, please do not submit your Request Form until you return.

Due to the demand for our services, we will be prioritising clients who can attend the sessions we have available.  You will therefore not be added to our Waiting List if you will be away from Edinburgh for an extended period.

Evening Appointments

Please note that there is very limited availability for evening appointments, due to the high demand, and there may be a long wait for an initial appointment in the evening.  If you will only be available for regular counselling from 6.00pm, please give some thought to whether you can attend the one-off initial appointment during the daytime.  This will enable us to offer you regular counselling more quickly.

Please complete all details requested…

Your Contact Details

Title (Mr/Mrs/Ms etc)
First name:
Surname: *required
Address:
Postcode:
Can we send letters to this address? YesNo
Email Address:*required
(We will assume we can email you about counselling to this address.)
Telephone Contacts: When leaving messages, we will always say "It is the PF Counselling Service calling"
Your main contact telephone number:*required
Can we leave messages for you on this number? YesNo
An alternative contact telephone number:
Can we leave messages for you on this number? YesNo
If you have provided a mobile number we use text messages to remind clients of their initial appointment only. We will mention PF Counselling Service in this message. Can we contact you by text? YesNo

Appointments

Please note that there is very limited availability for evening appointments, due to the high demand, and there may be a long wait for an initial appointment in the evening.  If you will only be available for regular counselling from 6.00pm, please consider whether you can attend the one-off initial appointment during the daytime.  This will enable us to offer you regular counselling more quickly.

Saturday appointments are only available to those aged 18 - 25, as part of our PF Young Adults scheme.

Initial Appointment: What days/times are you available for us to arrange a one-off initial appointment with you? The more flexibility you have, the quicker you can be seen. 
First choice:   
Second choice:   
Would you like to be contacted for a last minute Initial Appointment if one becomes available? (less than 48 hours in advance) YesNo
Please give further details of your one-off initial availability here, if necessary:

Regular Appointments: What days/times are you available to attend for regular weekly sessions? The more flexibility you have, the quicker you can be seen. 
First choice:  
Second choice:   
Please give further details of your regular availability here, if necessary:

PF Young Adults: We can offer shorter term counselling to young adults (aged 18 to 25 inclusive) on a Saturday through our PF Young Adults service (click here for more details).  If you are under 26 and would be interested in Saturday counselling sessions, please complete the following:
You are interested in the PF Young Adults scheme: YesNo
Your date of birth:

Other Information:

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Please indicate your agreement to our careful and confidential use of your data by ticking the box below: *required
I have read the PF Data Protection & Privacy Policy and agree to my personal data being held and processed in accordance with PF policy.

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