About Us

About Us

Established in 1965, The Spark is a leading provider of couples counselling, marriage counselling, individual counselling, youth counselling and family counselling services in Scotland.

We are also one of the largest providers of school-based counselling services in the country, supporting thousands of children and young people each year with counselling.

As both a SQA and BACP approved training centre, The Spark is at the forefront of counselling and mental health training services. Ranging from introductory courses to advanced diplomas in counselling and psychotherapy theory and practice, The Spark provides pathways for individuals seeking a new career in counselling from trainee to supervisor levels.

The Spark’s mission

At The Spark, our mission is to ignite change.

We do this by providing compassionate counselling and mental health support to individuals and communities across Scotland.

  • We are committed to creating a safe space where people can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences without judgment.
  • We believe that everyone deserves to be heard and supported in their journey towards mental wellness.
  • We are dedicated to promoting emotional well-being and fostering resilience through accessible and inclusive services.
  • We want to help create a healthier and happier society, where everyone has access to the support they need to thrive.

Our vision is a Scotland where counselling and mental health support is universally accessible, irrespective of age, gender, race, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, relationship status, disability, or financial circumstances.

Professional and clinical excellence assured

Recognised by COSCA

All of our counsellors are trained to diploma level and many have advanced qualifications in specific modalities of counselling. Each counsellor is a registered member of one or more professional bodies including BACPCOSCA and OTI.

The Spark is proud to be a recipient of the COSCA Recognition Scheme Award for organisations undertaking Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland. This award reflects our commitment to professional and clinical excellence in our counselling services.

The Spark is also an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

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The Spark Blog

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