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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.

You’ll work with an experienced Counsellor on an individual basis. Your first appointment is an initial assessment, where you would look at why you’ve come to counselling and find out what your Counsellor can offer you. Your Counsellor will also complete a short assessment to understand how things are for you at that particular point in time.

If you and your Counsellor decide that counselling can be of help to you, further sessions will be arranged. Sessions are usually held at the same time and place each week.

What counselling services are on offer?


Craigmillar Counselling Service provides short-term counselling for adults who are living in Craigmillar and feel in need of emotional support.

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.


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

Phone: 0131 225 8508

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