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
||Information & Resource Centre for Edinburgh covering a wide range of mental health topics.
||Advocacy service; help in making your wishes clear in the service you receive.
||Autistic Mutual Aid Society Edinburgh – Helping autistic people to help each other
||A charity formed for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression.
||Beat provides support to help adults and young people beat eating disorders.
||Information and help with bullying, at work or otherwise.
||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. |
|StopSO||Specialist Treatment Organisation for Perpetrators and Survivors of Sexual Offending |
|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
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.
Private Practice Directories
These are separate, independent services. PF Counselling cannot accept any liability for the content of the websites or the services they offer.
|Breathing Space ||0800 83 85 87 ||Service for people experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. |
|Hopeline UK || 0800 068 4141 ||Support for anyone aged under 35 years old and experiencing thoughts of suicide or anyone concerned that a young person may be experiencing thoughts of suicide.|
|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 200 0247 ||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 ||0808 801 0302 ||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. |
|Hypnotherapy Directory || Hypnotherapy Directory only lists hypnotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have qualifications and insurance cover. |