Lochaber Hope is currently working remotely, via Zoom, Telephone or your preferred method of communication will be considered. We are a charitable organisation which believes everyone should be able to access counselling and that cost should not be a barrier.
All our counsellors are qualified to a minimum of diploma level or are studying towards this qualification and gaining their placement hours with us. All counsellors are volunteers and give their time for free.
We have over 14 years of experience working as a person-centred organisation in Highland. We commit to best practise and work within COSCA Ethical Framework and Code of Practice, and we are Organisational Members of COSCA. We have regular internal and external clinical supervision and undertake regular continuous professional development (CPD)
We provide a confidential therapeutic environment, allowing clients to safely explore what ever may be preventing them from realising their potential and living a life free from dysfunctional restrictions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counsellors are qualified to, or training towards, a minimum of diploma level.
Member organisations *
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling we deal with
We value a session at £68; however, through fund raising, Lochaber Hope is able to subsidise this so it would cost you £30. Certain types of counselling, such as child/youth and couples counselling, is more specialised so may be priced differently – please discuss with us.
Cost should never be a barrier to getting counselling so please talk to us if you are on a low income or experiencing financial difficulties.