Who can benefit from counselling?

If you are struggling with an issue or life event that just won’t go away, then it may be helpful to access our confidential Central Counselling Service. One of our trained team of counsellors will meet with you initially just to chat things through and then meet again if you both think our help is appropriate for you.

Opening Times

Our service operates Monday – Thursday and sessions are by appointment only, at an agreed time between counsellor and client, within the following hours:

Monday 9.30am –  5.00pm

Tuesday to Thursday 9.30 – 7pm

As our evening appointments tend to be popular, offering daytime availability may allow us to see you more quickly.

All are welcome

As a church-based service, all our counsellors are Christian by faith, but those of other faiths or of no faith are welcome to use the service. We seek to be a helpful presence in the heart of the local community that is accessible to all.


Financial contributions are made on a donation basis. Suggested amounts are on a sliding scale depending upon income and range from-

  • Unemployed-£15 per hourly session
  • Students-a negotiable rate starting at £15 per hourly session.
  • Salaried-the suggested sliding scale is between £20 and £45 per hourly session

We do encourage all clients to donate where possible but consideration is given to those who are unable to contribute.

How to Make an Appointment

If you would like to request counselling, please do so by filling out the form below, or by emailing us. You can also call us on 0131 446 9923.



If you have concerns regarding the way in which counselling has been offered, we would be pleased to hear from you and you can raise your concerns through our Internal Complaints Procedure.

Central Counselling is an organisational member of COSCA and adheres to COSCA’s Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice. All our counsellors are either qualified or in the process of gaining their qualification.

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Enquiry Form

Please use the space below to briefly describe the problem for which you are seeking help (maximum 250 words)

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