Human Development Scotland (HDS) is a registered Scottish charity (SC043664).  Our vision is for a mentally healthy and emotionally well Scotland. 

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. 

One of the ways we do this, is by offering professional training and CPD.  Our Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy ​(CAP) programme, for example, is a practical and theoretical training course in psychoanalytical psychotherapy with children and young people.  This course is the only one in Scotland which is approved by the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP).

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