It has helped me to understand where certain behaviours come from and pre-empting these makes them easier to deal with

It feels like the difference between night & day. When I first arrived I felt “lost”, unsure of things, not able to see clearly what was going to work for me, my previous coping strategies weren’t working for me. Now I’ve been able to take stock, take a long deep breath, recognise things and feel a lot stronger going forward. 

NEECS is a unique and very well run centre. I really appreciate the invaluable support I have had through challenging times. My counsellor was brilliant and gave constant unwavering support. 

Not keen to start, (counsellor) was excellent! Broke into this old nut of mine. Great.

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.

Intelligent, objective feedback articulated very well. Not patronised by therapist at all and for once felt like an individual, not a client “type”. 

This was my “Eureka” moment and I fully credit my counsellor for this. Forthright, engaging, intelligent and humane, it is due to this woman’s psychological thoroughness that I finally found the root of my particular problem and in a comparatively short time, the key to self monitoring my reactions and feelings towards my continuing life experiences. 

Our longer-term Core Service waiting list is currently closed.  

Before applying for this service please check that when you wish to attend matches with when NEECS offers it's appointments. Please refer to the homepage to see when our sessions are.

This service offers the possibility of up to 3 block's of 12 sessions, which will be on the same day and time each week.  We are unable to say how long you will have to wait for an appointment, but we will offer an appointment as soon as it becomes possible to do so. The more flexible you can be, the sooner we would hope to offer you an appointment.  At the initial assessment appointment you will be given the opportunity to:

  • Talk about what has brought you to counselling;
  • Hear about what counselling could offer you;
  • Decide together with your counsellor, that counselling is suitable for you

The length of time you will have to wait depends on your availability. We are not open at weekends or evenings other than on a Thursday. 

Having checked you can attend when we are available,  complete the self-referral form to the right.  By providing NEECS with the requested details we consider this as confirmation you agree to us using them to provide you with the service you have requested. NEECS will only ever use your details for this purpose.  All NEECS staff comply with NEECS' Confidentiality Requirements.

For a list of other helpful sources click the Directory link  or email us for a longer list of possible helpful sources using the Get In Touch link.

We offer counselling

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:11.15am to las appointment 12.45pm.

Thursday evening sessions are the most heavily subscribed,  so there may be a lengthy wait for an appointment

If you need to call us we can be reached on  (0131) 557 4478. If you are low on credit, let us know and we can call you back.