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Who can benefit from counselling?

If you are struggling with an issue or life event that is impacting your well-being or your capacity to function optimally, then it may be helpful to access our confidential Central Counselling Service.

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.

What happens when you apply?

After having submitted an enquiry form you will be invited to attend for assessment when a slot becomes available. This appointment provides you with an opportunity to talk things through with the assessing counselling in order to establish if counselling might be a fit for you. You will then be offered a start date which matches your availability.

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: 9am – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am – 5pm


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

Please complete the enquiry form below in order to secure a place on our waiting list. You should receive an automated response acknowledging receipt of your enquiry form. We will be in touch as soon as we are in a position to offer you an appointment to attend for assessment. Thank you for your patience while you wait for your appointment.


Date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY):(Required)


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 BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adheres to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. All our counsellors are individual members of BACP or COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) and are either qualified or in the process of gaining their qualification.