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Igniting Change

The Spark provides counselling and mental health support services for individuals, couples, families, children and young people in Scotland. Our online counselling service is available to adults anywhere in the UK.

Our Counselling Services

You’re in safe hands.
We’ve been providing counselling and support for 59 years.

Counselling for


Explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a safe and confidential environment with individual counselling.

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Counselling for


Dedicated support for couples to address challenges, improve communication, and nurture a stronger, more fulfilling relationship.

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Counselling for

Children + Young People

Counseling provides a safe space for children and young people to express themselves, explore their emotions, and develop coping strategies.

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Counselling for

Parents + Families

Family counselling can address a wide range of issues including relationship problems, communication breakdowns, and behavioural difficulties.

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Counselling was invaluable and helped us through a very difficult time in our relationship. We’re a much happier couple now.

At a time in my life when I really needed some help and guidance, I absolutely got that and I felt very supported too.

Training the next generation of counsellors

Our Courses & Training

Education of the highest standard.
The Spark is a SQA and BACP approved training centre.

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From our blog

  • I Love You but I’m Not in Love with You

    I Love You but I’m Not in Love with You

    “I love my partner but I am not in love with them” is one of the most common reasons people contact The Spark seeking relationship counselling.  I love you but I’m not in love with you What does “I love you but I’m not in love with you”, mean? People say that the ‘spark’ has…

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  • Helping children with emetophobia

    Helping children with emetophobia

    Emetophobia is the fear of vomiting. We all have some degree of fear about vomiting or being in close proximity to someone who is. It isn’t the most pleasant experience for anyone after all! However, there are individuals panic-stricken by even the thought of vomiting. In fact, this phobia is particularly common in children. On…

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  • Turning Bad Exam Stress into Good Exam Stress

    Turning Bad Exam Stress into Good Exam Stress

    Is there such a thing as good exam stress? If you are in your fourth or fifth year at high school, you may be experiencing exams for the first time. You will have had tests – and plenty of them – in the past, but this is different. Instead of sitting in a classroom surrounded…

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