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

Edspace Information & Resource Centre for Edinburgh covering a wide range of mental health topics.
AdvoCard Advocacy service; help in making your wishes clear in the service you receive.
AMASE Autistic Mutual Aid Society Edinburgh – Helping autistic people to help each other
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 for people concerned about their stimulant drug use, for example cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy or amphetamines.
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.
StopSOSpecialist 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

Arkordia Low cost psychotherapy, art therapy and counselling services to those on low incomes
Bright Light Counselling for 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
Crossreach Generic counselling, and a specialist Perinatal service
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland Specialist bereavement care and counselling
E&L Council on Alcohol (ELCA) Counselling for drinking and alcohol problems
Health All Round Adults resident of Gorgie/Dalry area of Edinburgh
Health in Mind A range of counselling services for a variety of issues
Hope Park Open to all, run by the University of Edinburgh
LGBT Health Peer service for lesbian, bi-sexual & transgender people
Lifeline/Pregnancy Counselling & Care 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 Scotland Free counselling for physically disabled people aged 12-25
The Bridge Counselling and Money Advice in West Lothian
The Junction Young people living in Leith & North East Edinburgh
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.

EICP Transactional Analysis (TA) counselling and psychotherapy
The Next Chapter Social enterprise counselling centre in the city centre.
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 Therapist Directory 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.

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

Telephone Support

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.

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