St Andrews Leckie Parish - Soul Restore Counselling
Soul Restore Counselling is a service offered to Peebles and the surrounding area, with funding from St Andrews Leckie Congregation. We offer professional Counselling with Counsellors members of COSCA. Clients are invited to give a donation rather than a fee. Our Counsellors are of Christian faith, and our service is open to all faiths and none.
The service is confidential and the approach is integrative, including some creative therapies where applicable.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counsellors hold a Diploma in Counselling and have been working as volunteer Counsellors in Centres for a couple of years.
The Counsellors have a mix of approaches, experience, and areas of interest and you will be matched to the right one for you. Areas of interest include, trauma work, creative therapies, person centred and psychodynamic, to allow the client to gently explore present or past difficulties. There are no fixed expectations on the number of sessions.
It is an adult Counselling service.
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Creative therapies alongside talking therapy
Supported by St Andrews Leckie financially, and practically, the service invites a donation from client's that is affordable to the individual circumstances. Clients usually give around £5 - £40 per session. There is a small fund to support those unable to contribute.
Concessions offered for
Client appointments are currently offered day time Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Counselling process may last between 6 - 21 sessions, the amount is dependant on your needs. It is confidential, a safe space, allowing for a growth in self awareness and a laying down of burdens. Clients speak of feeling more genuinely 'who they are' as the layers of self are uncovered.
Clients come to Counselling for all sorts of reasons: ie. Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Identity, Low self esteem, Relationship difficulties, Past trauma, and abuse. If you feel you have something you want to talk and are holding alone, then give Counselling a try.
Our emotional health is linked to our physical health, and one impacts the other. Clients may present with physical symptoms, such as with panic attacks or insomnia, which over time of counselling often improve. However we would encourage you to speak to your GP if you have any physical discomforts.