Counselling

JUNCTION UPDATE:

Our Waiting List is currently closed, however during the lockdown we have a new support service that you can access from home...

Junction Digital Drop-In 

Phone, text or email support for young people in Edinburgh aged 12-21. Have a free confidential one-to-one chat with a worker for around half an hour about anything on your mind. All our workers are really friendly and will treat you with respect. The worker can: 

To request support please either email support@the-junction.org or text 07758348850. Let us know if you would prefer support by text, phone, or email. We will then get back in touch to confirm when your support will be.

If you are looking for an alternative counselling service, edinburghcounsellingagencies.co.uk  provide a general summary of all the counselling services available in Edinburgh and their waiting times.

For more information about what happens once you contact us click HERE.

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Prior to lockdown this is how our service worked.

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

What is Counselling?

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. Although we will try to find a time to suit you, please be aware that spaces are limited and if your availability is limited, you may have to wait longer to start seeing a counsellor.

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 has reason to believe that you or someone you talked about is in danger, they may have 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?

Thank you for your interest in making a referral to The Junction.

There are 3 ways you can make a referral;

You can also ask another person you trust to make the referral on your behalf, such as a parent or teacher.

We will update our website as soon as our Waiting List reopens. Thank you.