We aim to provide counselling and emotional support to young people aged 12-25 with a physical disability living in Scotland.
We believe that it helps to talk to someone in confidence who will not judge you or tell you what to do, but just listen and help you come to terms with your personal issues.
We offer weekly individual sessions of one hour counselling in fully accessible rooms with friendly, experienced, qualified staff. You can say as much or as little as you like.
We also offer counselling by video link or telephone if you prefer not to travel into our base in Leith. The times for this service can be more flexible, but it is also at a fixed time for one hour per week.
If you are not sure that this is right for you, this link might give you more idea of what counselling is about: NHS Introduction to Counselling
HOW IT WORKS
If you think that you or someone you
know could benefit from our service,
please contact us to arrange an
introductory meeting through the Get In Touch page.
We understand that impairments come
in different shapes and sizes. Please
do not feel embarrassed or guilty about requirements you may have. We
understand that you may not want
anyone to know that you have
contacted us and we will do our
best to help you to access the service.
Everything you tell your counsellor is totally confidential. This means that they are not allowed to tell anyone else what you have said. The only time this rule can be broken is if they are genuinely concerned about your safety.
WHERE AND WHEN
We have sessions on weekday afternoons at totally accessible premises with disabled toilets and limited disabled parking at Norton Park Conference Centre just off Easter Road in Leith.
See the map on the About Us page for the exact location. You may wish to use Google Maps or the Lothian Journey Planner to work out how to reach us.
The service is totally free.
However, if you do want to make a
small donation you can look at the
Support Us page on our website
for more information.