The Spark Counselling (West)

The Spark Counselling (West)

Woodlands Centre,
16 Kilwinning Road
KA12 8RU

The Wynd Centre,
6 School Wynd

0808 802 0050

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About us

The Spark Counselling is a COSCA approved counselling provider offering couple counselling, marriage counselling, individual counselling and family counselling. From our locations in Paisley and Irvine, counselling sessions with are available for face-to-face, telephone and online counselling. All of our counsellors are members of one or more of the following: COSCA, BACP, AFT or OTI (Online Therapy Institute).

With over 50 years experience The Spark are specialists in relationship counselling for couples and families.

Located in Paisley and Irvine we provide counselling services Scotland-wide with centres in Aberdeen, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, Inverclyde, Kilmarnock, Livingston, Paisley & Stirling.

Training, qualifications & experience

All counsellors at The Spark are trained to Diploma level and it is university accredited. The ethos of the organisation is lifelong learning and so it is expected that our Counsellors training will continue throughout their work as a counsellor. They must complete a minimum of 18 hours continuous professional development (CPD) per year and receive regular supervision in line with the code of ethics for good practice.

It is expected that their development as a practitioner will continue to MSc level, which is the new entry level for couple therapy within The Spark. Some of our counsellors having achieved the MSc will continue their striving to achieve a Doctorate. All The Spark counsellors are members of one or more of the following: COSCA, BACP or AFT, with some also registered with Online Therapy Institute (OTI).

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Accredited register membership

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Other areas of counselling we deal with

Affairs and betrayals
Blended families
Conflict resolution
Domestic violence
Family issues
Family breakup
Financial stressors
New baby
Physical abuse
Parenting abuse
Transitional phases


The Spark aims to make counselling as affordable as possible and financial issues are not a barrier to investing in short term marriage, couples or individual counselling therapy. There is a small registration fee that is deducted from the cost of counselling.

Contact The Spark to discuss your requirements as we always aim to work with clients to find solutions that enable access to our counselling services.

Maps & Directions

Irvine, KA12 8RU
Paisley, PA1 2DB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Counselling enquiries: Mon-Thu: 09:00 - 21:00; Fri: 09:00 - 15:00; Sat - Sun: closed

Types of client

Young people
Older adults