Counselling

Unfortunately due the current demand on our counselling and one-to-one support services we will have to close our waiting list and will not be taking referrals until further notice. Until then, we encourage young people to use our Walk-In/Drop-In service as regularly as you need to. These are times we set aside during the week where young people can receive ad hoc one-to-one support.

Walk In: Monday/Thursday 4-7pm

Drop-In: Wednesday 4.30-7.30/ Friday 1-4pm (Free massage available)

Apologies for any inconvenience. We will update our website once the waiting list has re-opened.

A free counselling service for people between the ages of 12-21 living primarily in Leith and North East Edinburgh.

What is Counselling?IMG_2652

Counselling is the opportunity to talk about things that are concerning you, in confidence, with a qualified counsellor.  What is spoken about will depend on the individual, but common themes are stress, anxiety, relationships, change, loss and distressing, traumatic events.

Counsellors are trained to listen without judging and to help people sort out their thoughts and feelings about whatever is concerning or confusing them.

How can counselling help me?

The counsellor will pay attention to things that matter to you, and how you see your life. You can talk about whatever is going on in your life, including the things that worry you, confuse you or might make you feel angry, sad or helpless. It might be about your past, what is happening now or worries about the future.

The counsellor will be:

How long will counselling last?

Counselling usually takes place weekly and appointments last about 50 minutes.  We can offer counselling initially for up to 20 sessions. It is reviewed regularly between counsellor and client.

Where and when does it take place?

Counselling takes place at The Junction (see map) at a prearranged time, in a private room without interruptions. Effort will be made to offer you appointments at a time suitable to you.

Is it confidential?

Counselling is confidential; it is a time when it’s O.K. to talk about concerns without fear of them being discussed elsewhere. The counsellor will not give your name, details or information about you to anyone without your permission. They will not discuss what you tell them unless you ask them to.

However if the counsellor had reason to believe that you or someone you talked about is in danger, they might want to tell someone. If this happened they would talk with you about what they plan to do and why.

All counsellors receive supervision of their work, to ensure quality of practice.

How can I get in touch about counselling?

For more information on making a referral click here

or get in touch:

email us: info@the-junction.org
phone us: 0131 553 0570
or text us: 07758 348 850