Time and Space is a free, client led service for those who are troubled by voices (auditory hallucinations) and their families.
Hearing voices can be a frightening experience for the person suffering and for those around them and often people have no idea how to cope or help. We offer weekly peer support groups to our members and one to one counselling and support to our members and their families, giving them the time and space to find their own ways of coping and building up their support network.
We also offer person centred support to women who have experience of self harm.
We have a harm minimization approach to self harm and so would not ask anyone to do anything like sign a 'self harm contract'. We can offer peer support groups and one to one counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Our manager Elaine Weir is a qualified Person Centred Counsellor with 5 years experience of working therapeutically with voice hearing. In addition she has worked in other services with a variety of issues. She is currently undertaking her MSc in Counselling at Strathclyde and recently completed her supervision training there.
Our coordinator Lindsey Miller has 3 years experience of working therapeutically with voice hearing. She comes from a background in mental health research and a BA Hons in Sociology and Social Policy. She is currently undertaking her MSc in Applied Social Research at Stirling.
Our counsellors are all volunteers at various stages in their training. They all undertake regular training with us as well as regular external supervision.
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
Voice Hearing (auditory hallucinations)
Visions (visual hallucinations)
Our service is free to our members and their families.
Our training is offered at £150 for a half day and £300 for a full day for up to 15 participants
Voice hearers group-Wednesday 12-5 Young person's voices group-Saturday 2.30-5 Group for women with experience of self harm-Sunday from 2.30-5 Carer's group 2nd Wed of every month 7-9
To raise awareness of voice hearing we also offer training and information to other services. We currently offer 4 workshops which can be delivered over 3 hours or a full day:
- Intro to Voice Hearing. That's Like Schizophrenia Isn't It?
- Trauma and Voices.
- Self Harm-Harm Reduction.
- Pre Therapy, Grounding and Mindfulness Techniques with Voices.
We operate from 316 Duke St (The Haghill & Dennistoun Credit Union Office)
Monday evenings by appointment for counselling
Saturday 2.30 - 5
Sunday 2.30 - 5
We are funded by:
Awards for All
The Robertson Trust
The Pixel Foundation
Lloyds TSB (Henry Duncan Awards)
Alen Lane Foundation
W M Mann Foundation
Merchant's House of Glasgow