Useful Links

Useful Links

Counselling in Edinburgh at the PF Counselling Service is linked with many agencies and services across the Lothians. Please get in touch if you think we can help.

Information and support

It’s Good To Talk What is therapy/counselling/psychotherapy and other questions people ask – answered by BACP, a UK accreditation body.
Edspace Information & Resource Centre covering a wide range of mental health topics.
Action on Depression Information and support about depression and related issues.
AdvoCard Advocacy service; help in making your wishes clear in the service you receive.
Anxiety UK A charity formed for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression.
beat Beat provides support to help adults and young people beat eating disorders.
Bullyonline Information and help with bullying, at work or otherwise.
Crew Help and support in reducing the harm caused by drug-taking, including couple and family support.
Edinburgh Carers Council Information for carers of those who use mental health services.
Family Mediation Lothian Help and support families and children who are experiencing break up.
Health in Mind A range of services raising awareness and responding to need.
Living Life to the Full Be happier, Sleep better, Do more, Feel more confident.
Lothian Bipolar Group Information, support and advice to those affected by bipolar disorder.
MindEd for Families A site to help you understand and support your child.
No Panic Support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Includes a helpline.
Open Secret A confidential service for survivors of childhood abuse.
SAMH Scottish Association for Mental Health – information, campaigns, awareness.
Self Injury Support Support for girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm.
Steps for Stress A simple guide to stressing less and enjoying life more.
Victim Support The lead voluntary organisation in Scotland helping people affected by crime.
What’s Your Grief? Their mission is to promote grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways.

Other voluntary counselling services

Bright Light Those who are affected by relationship problems
CoCo at Kirk o’Field Counselling for adults and young people over 16.
CoCo Outdoors Counselling with a connection in nature.
Craigmillar Counselling Free to anyone aged over 16 living in the Greater Craigmillar area.
Cruse Specialist bereavement care and counselling
CSA Counselling A specialist counselling service for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Dads Rock Free counselling for mums, dads and other care givers in Edinburgh
E&L Council on Alcohol (ELCA) Counselling for drinking and alcohol problems.
Health All Round Adults resident of Gorgie/Dalry area of Edinburgh
Hope Park Open to all, run by the University of Edinburgh
LGBT Health Peer service for lesbian, bi-sexual & transgender people
Lifeline Counselling Pregnancy, fertility, miscarriage and termination counselling for women
NEECS Counselling for residents of North East Edinburgh
Pilton Community Health Adults resident in Greater Pilton area of Edinburgh
Rape Crisis Scotland Women’s Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre
Relationships Scotland Marital & Relationship Counselling
Richmond’s Hope Bereavement counselling for children
Saheliya Mental health services for black and ethnic minority women
Talktime Edinburgh Free counselling for physically disabled people aged 16-25
The Junction Young people living in Leith & North East Edinburgh
Trauma Counselling Line Confidential telephone counselling service for survivors of childhood abuse.
VOCAL Counselling for carers

There is also a booklet listing organisations and groups in Edinburgh offering free or low cost counselling. Click here.

Official counselling bodies

Contact these organisations to find an accredited counsellor in private practice.

COSCA Confederation of Scottish Counselling Agencies
BACP British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
UKCP United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

Other Counselling Agencies

Most charge fees, some operating a sliding scales according to circumstances.

Crossreach Generic counselling, and a specialist Post Natal Depression service.
Edinburgh Gestalt Institute Gestalt training, personal and professional development
EICP Transactional Analysis (TA) counselling and psychotherapy
Wellspring Professional psychotherapy and counselling in Leith
Wester Hailes Health Agency Counselling in West Edinburgh

Private Practice Directories

Counselling Directory Website connecting you with professional counselling support.
BACP Find a Therapist Find a BACP Registered counsellor or psychotherapist close to you.
UKCP Find a Therapist Find a UKCP Registered counsellor or psychotherapist close to you.
COSCA Find a Therapist Find a COSCA Registered counsellor or psychotherapist close to you.
Life Coach Directory Find Life Coaching help.

Telephone Support

Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87 Service for people experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
Hyperemesis Counselling Email first Telephone counselling for women affected by any degree of pregnancy sickness.
LGBT Helpline 0300 123 2523 Information and support to LGBT people and their families, friends and supporters .Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12-9pm
Living Life 0800 328 9655 NHS24 self-help coaching and CBT support for people feeling low, anxious or stressed. Short term telephone support and self-help materials.
National Domestic Violence Helpline  0808 2000 247 Run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
Parenting Across Scotland  0800 028 2233 OKtoAsk is a helpline service to make it easier for parents and families to access the support and information they need.
Rape Crisis Scotland  08088 01 03 02 Support, information and access to local services for survivors of sexual violence
Samaritans 116 123 Available 24 hours a day, every day of the year
Saneline 0300 304 7000 For anyone coping with or caring for someone with mental health issues
Scottish Women’s Aid 0800 027 1234 The lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse.

Other Therapies

Hypnotherapy Directory Hypnotherapy Directory only lists hypnotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have qualifications and insurance cover.

For Counsellors

Counsellor’s Guide A general guide for counsellors in the UK

 

These are separate, independent services. PF Counselling cannot accept any liability for the content of the websites or the services they offer.