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About us

Lifelink are a social enterprise offering mental health support services to young people and adults living in Glasgow City and the West of Scotland. We offer one to one counselling, training and workshops to those in need of support with mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation.

We empower individuals to help themselves.

Lifelink's primary service is one to one counselling support for adults (16+) living in Glasgow City. Our service is based on a single session framework meaning each counselling appointment can be a complete session in itself. All our clients can access 4 sessions, up to a maximum of 8 with each session after the 4th acting as a review appointment to assess the need for ongoing support. As Lifelink works with clients experiencing mild-moderate mental health issues, for anyone requiring more than 8 appointments we are probably not the most appropriate service, however would always endeavour to signpost clients to another referral partner or organisation.

Lifelink Youth offer a similar counselling service for young people aged 11-18 in secondary schools. Young people can also access mentoring and emotional literacy based group work.

Lifelink operate an open door policy meaning the same individual can re-refer into the service as often as they like, however they must wait a minimum of 3 months between one series of counselling ending and another beginning.

Adults living in Glasgow City also have access to free workshops and training via Lifelink. Lifelink offer 3 courses, all of which run for two hours a week for 4 or 5 weeks at a time. The courses available are Stress Management, Relaxation (based on mindfulness principles) and Emotional Literacy.

Lifelink's vision is that people are healthier and happier wherever they live work or learn.

Training, qualifications & experience

Lifelink uses fully qualified, paid counselling staff.

All counselling staff are all accredited with or working towards accreditation with BACP or BABCP.

Lifelink works with local Universities to provide counselling experience placements to students working towards their counselling diploma. All students are supported by a fully qualified mentor and will only see clients who have been previously assessed by a more experienced member of staff and who have consented to a student therapist.

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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

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Fees

Additional information

Lifelink is funded by the NHS and Glasgow City Council, our 121 counselling services and group work and training are free to any adult living within the Glasgow City Council Boundary and any Young Person aged 11-18 and attending secondary school within Glasgow City, Renfrewshire or West Dunbartonshire.

When we work

Lifelink are currently available within Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire during normal working hours

Further information

Lifelink encourages individuals to self-refer however we also accept referrals from GP's and referral partners with the client's consent.

Referrals can be made either by calling our head office on 0141 552 4434 or via our website www.lifelink.org.uk/contact/make-a-referral

Lifelink, Suite 1/1, 3 Brand Place, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G51 1DR

Lifelink Maryhill, 1455 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G20 9JA

Type of session

In person
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Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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Employee Assistance Programme

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