We exist to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing through professional training, CPD and the provision of counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland

Our impact

1 in 3

people each year in Scotland are affected by mental illness


students currently in training with HDS 

Only 1

HDS are the only training school in Scotland for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists


Human Development Scotland (HDS) offers a range of professional and academic training courses, short courses and continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities.


Author: Lawrence Sum

Latest news

  • Counselling service open

    We are pleased to announce that our counselling service is open to support clients across Scotland. Read more

Latest events

  • ISE: Therapeutic challenges in working with race and cultural issues with Iris Gibbs

    Intensive Study Event (ISE): The event will be a mixture of presentation and large group discussion, with time for questions and reflections and small discussion groups. Read more