Counselling


People seek counselling for many reasons such as relationship problems, bereavement, depression, anxiety, phobias, illness or addictions. Others may be experiencing more generalised feelings and are simply aware that something is wrong. Counselling helps by talking about how these problems are affecting you now but sometimes it is necessary to discuss past experiences or wider relationships which may have contributed to these present difficulties.

Person-centred counsellors work by acknowledging your perspective of your difficulties and by creating a therapeutic relationship with you which has many benefits: it can support you, without judgement, to challenge beliefs and views which may be affecting you negatively; it helps you identify any relationship difficulties and help increase your confidence through acknowledgement and acceptance of your experiences.

All practitioners are appropriately trained and supervised. They carry their own professional indemnity for the work they do.

Our counselling services are free but we do welcome donations. Crèche spaces are available for parents/carers attending counselling appointments.

To discuss counselling in more detail, please contact Anna Templeton on 0131 553 0100 or anna@dbfc.org.uk

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