Who is this for?
- Short-term counselling: people aged 16 years old and over
Who provides this?
- Changes East Lothian
Talk through your concerns in a confidential space. Counselling can help you express how you feel and support you to make sense of this.
It can help you accept or shift unpleasant feelings and support you to make your own decisions about what you want to do now or in the future.
Before starting counselling we will offer a counselling consultation with one of our therapists, they will talk through what you can expect from counselling and find out more about what you hope to gain from the service.
Changes believes in positive mental health and wellbeing for everyone. As a charity, Changes is here to help the community of East Lothian to achieve and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing by providing a wide range of services and activities.
Changes provides support for a wide range of challenges, including stress, panic, low mood, low self-esteem, anxiety, worry, depression and negative thinking.
Activities are friendly, welcoming and inclusive, and offer opportunities to meet new people, get active and get involved in the local community.
Our Support Groups and Courses are currently running both on Zoom and face-to-face:
- Build Your Self-Esteem Course
- Compassion Focused Therapy Group
- First Steps to Positive Mental Health Course
- Understanding and Managing Anxiety Group
- Men’s Peer Support Group
We offer a variety of Wellbeing Activities designed to cater to diverse interests and promote wellbeing. Here are some of the options available:
In addition to these activities, we have Nurture by Nature project — a series of nature-based groups and activities. This initiative harnesses the healing power of the natural world, offering participants a chance to reconnect with nature and find solace, inspiration and personal growth.
How do I access this?
- Referrals by third parties
Is there a cost?
Free but donations are welcomed.
Is there a waiting list?
- Public parking available
- Private parking available
- Wheelchair access
Depending on the activity. Contact Changes to arrange timings.