Church Of Scotland, Social Care Council (CrossReach)

Church Of Scotland, Social Care Council (CrossReach)

Simpson House
52 Queen Street

The Tom Allan Centre
23 Elmbank Street
G2 4PB

0131 225 6028 / 0141 221 1535

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About us

CrossReach Counselling Services, all of which have COSCA or BACP recognition, deliver high quality and effective counselling and support in the community to those struggling with mental health, depression, perinatal depression and addiction problems.

CrossReach Counselling East: Services operate from 3 main centres, Wallace House, Simpson House and Palmerston Place offering a range of therapy: perinatal mental health support, counselling for adults who have experienced trauma, abuse, loss or relationship difficulties, addiction recovery counselling, counselling for children and young people (in school and in community premises) and art and play therapy. CrossReach also operates an employee workplace counselling and general mental health advice scheme.

CrossReach Counselling West and North: Services operate from the Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow, various community hubs and from Inverness and Buckie. The same range of counselling therapy detailed above is provided alongside a range of therapeutic training and support to other charities and organisations. Currently we wish to develop an online counselling platform to extend the reach of our work. Counselling services work closely with a number of partner charities.

Collectively our services work with over 200 counsellors, offering generic and perinatal counselling and therapy five days a week, Monday to Friday. Specific times and days of the week can be found on our website:

At CrossReach we offer loving care to people of all ages and circumstance who are in need of a helping hand, supporting them to live life to the full whatever their circumstances.

We have been at the forefront of high quality social care for 150 years. During that time we have worked hard to understand the needs of the people who turn to us for help and with them have been at the forefront of pioneering services which have literally changed thousands of lives for the better.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our Counsellors are qualified at Diploma level in Counselling/Art Therapy and some are qualified in Training and Clinical Supervision, perinatal counselling, children & young people counselling, one-to-one counselling and family therapy.

We also provide a range of training courses to support the delivery of counselling across Scotland.
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate
- COSCA validated Post Qualifying Certificate in Counselling Children & Young People
- Understanding Perinatal Mood Disorders
- Working with Perinatal Mood Disorders: A counselling skills approach
- Perinatal Practitioner Training: for counsellors wishing to work in the field of Perinatal Mental Health

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Accredited register membership

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

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We have no fixed charges, but ask for a weekly donation towards the service you receive. No one is turned away through inability to pay.

A suggested donation scale is below:

Annual Gross Income*       Suggested Weekly Donation

Low Earners /on benefits    £5 - £15

Mid Earners                       £20 - £30

High Earners                     £35 - £45

*If you are a UK tax payer please complete a Gift Aid Form and the Inland Revenue will give us an extra 25p for every £1 donated.

Further information

To find out more about our individual geographically located services, visit our website

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH2 3NS
Glasgow, G2 4PB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Between our offices we are open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday. To find out exact days and times please call our offices directly using the direct dials displayed on the website.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme