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The Spark provides counselling and mental health support services for individuals, couples, families, children and young people in Scotland.

This includes a free and confidential counselling helpline on 0808 802 2088.

Our Counselling Services

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We’ve been providing counselling and support for over 55 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 are 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

  • Train the Trainer for Counsellors

    SCQF 7 & 8

  • Diploma in Relational Counselling

    SCQF 11

  • HND Counselling

    SCQF 8

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach


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