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 helpline on 0808 802 2088. 

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

97% of our clients said they would recommend counselling to their friends and family.

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Meet the CYP Team – Shirley Meade

Meet the CYP Team – Shirley Meade

Shirley Meade is a School Services Manager with The Spark. A qualified counsellor, she oversees the delivery of counselling and mental health support services for children and young people in schools across Scotland. We sat down with her to find out a bit more about...

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Re-learning how to cope with loss and bereavement

Re-learning how to cope with loss and bereavement

We constantly live in a state of change and loss is sadly an inevitable part of that process. While we most often associate loss with bereavement, our lives are full of losses; jobs, relationships, or as we have all experienced recently, the loss of freedom and...

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Can anger be positive and useful?

Can anger be positive and useful?

Anger gets bad press. It is linked with aggression and violence. Anger can get us into embarrassing scrapes or trouble. We feel very uncomfortable when we get angry and sometimes find it hard to manage. Often people will describe anger as a negative emotion, but...

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The Spark is a registered charity reference SC018249 with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
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