About us

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. 

We have over 15 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 *

COSCA

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Areas of counselling we deal with

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

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.

Availability

9 to 5, Monday to Friday. Appointments outside office hours may be available

Dalnahaine
Belford Road
Fort William
Invernessshire
PH33 6ES

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Languages offered

Polish

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