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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.

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

Individuals

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

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Counselling for

Couples

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

  • Train the Trainer for Counsellors

  • Diploma in Relational Counselling

  • HND Counselling

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach

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The Counselling Helpline is here when you want to talk to someone about your mental health, your emotions or a relationship problem.

13,568

HELPLINE CALLS RECIEVED

85%

would recommend The HELPLINE

12,352

COUNSELLING SESSIONS OFFERED

2,166 

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