Human Development Scotland (HDS) is a registered Scottish charity (SC043664).

Our vision

A mentally healthy and emotionally well Scotland.

Our mission

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.

Our objectives

  • To improve health and social care professionals’ understanding of, and ability to apply, psychodynamic ways of thinking.
  • To reduce mental distress by delivering psychodynamic counselling and psychoanalytic psychotherapy to the public.

How we achieve our aims & objectives

We will deliver:

  • A training escalator for professionals working with adults, children and young people.
  • A post-qualification CPD programme.
  • Consultancy and supervision services for practitioners and organisations.
  • Psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy for the public.

Our values

  • Quality
  • Integrity
  • Energy and determination
  • Diversity

Our policies 

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