This is an important service, and I would recommend it, but there needs to be more funding for mental health, in order for the service to be more accessible.

Welcome to North East Edinburgh Counselling Service.  We have been here since 1995 providing counselling for the local community.  Our services are available to anyone from the age of 16 who live in our catchment area of North East Edinburgh. Further informaton on each service can be found via the 'counselling' link.

Before applying to a service please check the waiting list is open and that you can attend at the times NEECS offers it's appointments. Once you have attended your initial assessment your following counselling appointments will be weekly, at the same time and on the same day. Each session lasts up to an hour.

WAITING LISTS - Due to high demand, we have reluctantly had to Close our Short Term Service waiitng list, we hope to review this at the beginning of January.

The Core Service is also currently Closed.

The 16-25 Service waiting list is OPEN.

We offer counselling on

  • Mondays: 9am to last appointment 12.45pm
  • Tuesdays: 9am to last appointment 4.30pm
  • Wednesdays: 9am to last appointment 12.45pm
  • Thursdays: 2.45pm to last appointment 6.45 pm
  • Fridays: 11.30am to last appointment 12.45pm

Our limited (Thursday) evening sessions are heavily oversubscribed.

For a  list of other organisatios that could be of possible help click the Directory link to your left. For a longer list email us via the Get in Touch link.

To see our Contributions Policy, our Constitution and our Privacy (May 2018) Documents  please click the Resources Link to your left. We review Privacy Matters regularly and reserve the right to make changes at any time to take account of changes in our business and legal requirements. We will place updates on our website accordingly. Please look at the “update” date at the beginning of the document to see when it was last revised.

To refer yourself to our service please use the self-referral form link to the right.  By providing details on your self-referral form we consider this as confirmation you agree to us using these details to provide you with the service requested. NEECS will only ever use your details for this purpose alone.  All NEECS staff comply with NEECS Confidentiality Requirements.

NEECS is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) no. SC023482

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