Waiting List and Waiting Times
Most people will have to wait around 4-6 weeks until their Initial Appointment, and then a further 4 - 8 weeks until they can begin regular counselling. The wait depends on the availability and flexibility of the client, as well as the availability of a suitable counsellor.
In June, around 10% of our initial assessment appointments were not attended, or were cancelled at the last minute. These wasted appointments mean longer waiting times for everyone. Please remember your appointment, and let us know in good time if you have to withdraw. A missed appointment will mean you will have a further wait.
There are many other counselling agencies around Edinburgh. Unfortunately most also have waiting lists, but each has different eligibility criteria and ways of working. You can find links to them on our Useful Links page.
Low-Cost Counselling Service at Physis Scotland is just starting up and is open for applications. Starting at just £18 a session with a sliding scale dependent on income, it offers in-person and remote sessions.
Hope Park Counselling Centre is currently taking self-referrals. They offer counselling to individuals over the age of sixteen living in the Edinburgh area.
If You Are Waiting
We hope to offer you an initial appointment within around 4-6 weeks, possibly sooner for some. Appointments will be offered in order of those who registered interest first.