If you’re going through a difficult time for any reason, our counsellors are trained to help you explore your feelings and experiences in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
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Human Development Scotland (HDS) is a Scottish mental health charity and our mission is to relieve mental and emotional distress by increasing the availability of, and access to, high quality psychodynamic and psychoanalytic counselling and psychotherapy for all who need them.
Find out more about the counselling services we currently provide by clicking on the links below.
Counselling is a process of supported reflection that can ease stresses and worries. It often leads to greater self-understanding which enables decisions in the best interests of the person to be made. At times of personal change, distress, challenge and loss many people have found counselling to be of great help. This counselling service is based on psychodynamic theory.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy provides the opportunity to explore, make sense of, and work through the processes which inform feelings, thoughts and actions. The understanding and insight gained can alleviate emotional, mental and physical symptoms, leading to more satisfactory and meaningful ways of conducting one’s life and relationships. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is usually intensive long-term work and requires considerable commitment of time and energy.
HDS works with organisations, large and small, to offer counselling and psychotherapy as part of their Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP). Employers who choose to work with HDS will be able to provide their staff with access to HDS counsellors who can assist with a wide range of issues such as stress and anxiety, depression, bereavement or trauma related issues, for example.