Being able to talk about my issues in a safe non-judgemental environment.

I feel calmer and more settled but I am still having bad days.

A support in a difficult time. Being able to increase my awareness of myself and understand my behaviour better.

The counsellor was very supportive and helpful.

For urgent help

NEECS is not able to provide an immediate service.  The following can help:

The Edinburgh Crisis Centre 0808 801 0414 (free from landlines) text 0797 442 9075
Breathing Space 0800 838587
Samaritans (0131) 221 9999  or email:  jo@samaritans.org
Counselling and Support in Edinburgh can also be found at www.edinburghcounsellingagencies.co.uk 

Wait List Open - ABOUT NEECS 16-25 SERVICE

Counselling for people from age 16 up to 25, who are struggling with issues and circumstances which may put them at risk of harm

Many things can affect your mental wellbeing, for example difficulties with relationships, family, studies, the death of someone close to you, not having a job or sense of purpose to your life.

Trying to cope with feelings such as depression and anxiety can be overwhelming, leading to self-harm, other kinds of risky behaviour and perhaps having thoughts of ending your life.

Counselling offers you a safe place to come and talk. The counsellor helps you to explore and understand your feelings without judging you. They listen and support you to make your own decisions, so you can begin to make changes and move towards feeling and coping better.

Using  our 16-25 service

This service offers an initial assessment appointment followed by 8 counselling sessions, which will be on the same day at the same time each week, with each session lasting up to an hour. The length of time you will have to wait for counselling depends on your availability and length of our wait list. The more flexible you can be, the sooner we hope to be able to find you a counselling appointment

We are not open at weekends or in the evenings and for the forseeble future this service is only available on Monday mornings and Tuesdays during the day.  If you require counselling beyond these times please refer to our Directory Link to the left or use the get in touch link so we can send you a fuller resource list or consult  www.edinburghcounsellingagencies.co.uk website

To refer yourself fill in the self referral form. You can call if you prefer, 0131 557 4478 and provide your details this way. If you are low on credit, let us know as we can readily call you back. We aim to offer you an initial appointment within a few weeks, if at all possible,  at which time you can discuss your situation, think about whether counselling is for you and decide on your next step with the help of an experienced counsellor.

When this wait list is open you may complete the self referral form, or you can refer yourself by calling us on (0131) 557 4478. If you are low on credit, please let us know and we can call you back. You will need to reside in the North East Edinburgh catchment area.

For urgent help

NEECS is not able to provide an immediate service.  The following can help: