CHANGES is a Community Health Project which promotes the positive wellbeing of people living in East Lothian.

Contact us on 0131 653 3977


Counselling offers you a confidential space to talk through things that may be affecting your ability to function from day to day.

It could help you express how you feel and support you to make your own sense of this.

Counselling might assist you to accept or shift some unpleasant feelings and support you to make your own decisions about what you want to do now or in the future – or you may want some space to talk about things that are perplexing you.

People come to Counselling with a broad range of problems/issues including: anxiety, depression, stress, life changes, issues with relationships, work problems, isolation, bereavement & loss, feeling stuck or unable to cope.

Short Term Counselling

We offer short-term counselling (8 sessions) to people aged 16 years and over and each session last for 50 -60 minutes. Our team of counsellors are all carefully recruited. Some are qualified and some are in training and working towards a professional qualification. All counsellors are supervised and supported and work within BACP/COSCA guidelines.

Because our counselling is short term, it is not suitable for everyone. If we think you would benefit from longer term or a different type of therapy, we will offer you an assessment appointment to discuss your needs and help you find the best option for you.

What Do I do if I want counselling?

Contact us on 0131 653 3977 and ask for a counselling request form.

The form is quite detailed to enable us to more fully consider the most appropriate counsellor for you. It also helps us to consider if a counselling assessment might be appropriate.

Once you have completed and returned this to us, you will be on our counselling waiting list and we will contact you when an appointment is available.

We offer counselling on Monday morning, Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon.


Please Note: Unfortunately, the waiting time for counselling is usually around 4 months.

Contact us on 0131 653 3977