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Aberdeen, AB16
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About us

We are a Social Enterprise with a commitment to supporting communities.  Which means that part of what you pay goes to supporting those in the community who are struggling to pay for counselling. You can help us support them.

We believe that improving Mental Health improves General Health and Well-being. The two types of health are linked yet we tend to treat them with different priorities.

While Mental health is being spoken about more than before we are aware that some people are still not reaching out for support.  

Mental Health is very important and can affect those around us too. We also support partners of those who are struggling with their mental health.

We are a Social Enterprise (not-for-profit organisation), based in Aberdeen, and the North East of Scotland, with an aim to support those in difficult situations which affect their Mental Health.  .

The Specific Objectives of the Enterprise are

  • To provide counselling and support to individuals and families in conditions of need, physical or mental suffering, and distress.
  • To enable such persons to receive help, compassion and support.
  • To educate and inform the public in general of the benefits of good mental health and to encourage the use of services in order to prevent deterioration of mental health.
  • To promote services which encourage building of confidence within individuals, families and the greater community.
  • To promote good mental health and wellbeing in the community

Training, qualifications & experience

We do this through providing counselling and workshops, while raising awareness of Mental Health issues and challenging the stigma around them.

These services create awareness of a healthy mind, confidence and good communication.  Counselling is provided for Individuals, Couples, Young People and Carers to explore their situation, and work through their problems.  Workshops include Confidence Building, Communication and Understanding Behaviour which provide skills for maintaining a sense of self and well being.  Workshops with topics such as Emotional Development, Anger Management, Stress and Anxiety help build a toolkit of strategies and coping methods.  The aim of the process is to integrate learning, and change, in ways that encourage mental health to be incorporated as an important part of general health.

All our counsellors have professional qualifications, belong to BACP or COSCA, and work to the Professional body's standards.  We provide accredited couple counsellors.

We also support counsellors in training at Aberdeen University and Abertay.

Member organisations *

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.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

As a Social Enterprise we also work in the community with groups.

We are happy to be contact to work with other organisations in the area of coounselling and development group work

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Up to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

As a Social Enterprise, the fee you pay supports those who struggle to pay.   

We are committed to supporting everyone in the community.

We have a sliding scale of fees which are discussed when you attend your first appointment.

We endeavour to offer you an appointment within a week and aim to work without waiting lists as
we are aware that you need support when you ask for it.

When we work

Mon - Friday 10.00 - 19.00 Saturday - 10.00 - 14.00

Further information

We are determined to provide the best support we can for each of our clients and for this reason, we do the following :-

We work without waiting lists

We work together with the client in the support we provide and the number of sessions.  ( No standard limiting of sessions )

Aberdeen, AB16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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We provide supervision and specialise in the area of Relationship counsellors, individual and counsellors in training.

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