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COUNSELLING

During difficult times, talking through our thoughts and feelings can help to identify what we can do to turn things around. Counselling is a form of talking therapy and can help you to take greater control of your life and improve your confidence.

Counselling provides you with a safe place to talk.

What counselling services are on offer?

Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

We provide specialist counselling for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse who live in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Counselling sessions take place at our office in Edinburgh city centre.

You can self-refer by calling Health in Mind and you'll be asked for your contact details and availability. You'll not be asked about your experiences – this is what you will discuss with your counsellor during sessions. All our counsellors are experienced and qualified practitioners. You will be offered weekly sessions with the same counsellor and can work with them for up to a year. 

The service currently has a waiting list of approximately 14-16 months.

Future Pathways

Future Pathways offers help and support to people who were abused or neglected as children while they were living in care in Scotland. We work together to help survivors access person-centred support that will help them to lead full, healthy and independent lives and find their own pathways to a positive future.

‘In care’ includes living in residential or foster care, living in a boarding school (state, private or independent), having a long-term stay in hospital or spending time in a Young Offender’s Institution.
Future Pathways was launched in September 2016. It’s supported by funding from the Scottish Government and is managed by a group of organisations that make up the Future Pathways Alliance to oversee the fund and make sure it is reaching as many survivors as possible.

Health in Mind is one of the organisations in the Alliance and we are responsible for coordinating services.

To find out more, you can call for free on 0808 164 2005 or email
registration@future-pathways.co.uk.

Craigmillar

Craigmillar counselling service provides short-term counselling for adults living in Craigmillar and who feel in need of emotional support. You'll be offered 12 weekly sessions with the same counsellor. This service can signpost people on to other organisations and services.

Most of the counselling sessions are held in the Craigmillar Medical Practice. You're able to self-refer to the service; you can also be referred directly by your GP.

The waiting list is currently 5-6 months.

Resolve Scotland

Resolve is our fee-paying counselling service. You can receive counselling for any issue or difficulty in your life.

It's a social enterprise, which means any money made will be put back into Health in Mind and will help to fund free services.

There's no waiting list for Resolve, all our counsellors are experienced, highly qualified and members of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) or equivalent professional bodies.

Resolve offers a range of different types of therapy. We provide face to face and telephone counselling and it's up to you which you prefer. We have counsellors all over Scotland.

You can check out the Resolve Scotland website for more information or call 0131 225 8508 and ask to speak to Lorraine about Resolve. 

Scotland-wide

Trauma Counselling Line Scotland  (TCLS) provides free, confidential telephone counselling for adult survivors of any type of childhood trauma who are living in Scotland. 

For more information

Please contact us by email or phone 0131 225 8508.

The referral form and Equality and Diversity Form you would need to complete can be downloaded below.