Healing for the Heart is a small charity based in Glasgow which deals with emotional and mental health and wellbeing. We provide high quality counselling at no cost to clients who need it, but we ask all clients to make donations if they are able to do so. Working from comfortable premises in Whiteinch, Glasgow, we offer clients a safe space in which to process both past and present issues. We use various models in our work, including person centred, psychodynamic and CBT techniques, as well as resource based models of therapy. We regularly work with trauma and abuse survivors.
As well as client work, we also offer supervision to qualified and student counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
Healing for the Heart was established five years ago and has delivered thousands of counselling appointments. We have a team of experienced, qualified counsellors currently working with us who are all qualified to at least Diploma level in counselling. We are experienced in working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, family difficulties, and abuse. Our counsellors all pursue their own particular fields of expertise and interests which include trauma and also supervision.
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
We provide our service for free but ask all our clients to make a donation if possible for someone else's sessions, as a way of 'paying it forward'.
When we work
Monday to Friday. Some evening appointments are available.
We operate as a social enterprise, using income from those who are earning and can afford to pay to part fund the costs of those on low income. It costs us around £40 per session to deliver the service.