Counselling Service for Carers (Voice Of Carers Across Lothian)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Unpaid carers aged 18 years old and over


VOCAL’s COSCA recognised counselling service is open to unpaid carers who require emotional support.

Often carers find themselves in situations where their wishes and needs take second place to the person they care for. They can find caring both rewarding and frustrating. Carers sometimes feel they cannot talk to their family and friends about how they feel about their caring situation. Talking to someone outside of the situation can be extremely helpful.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

This service is for unpaid carers only.

Is there a cost?

Free but donations are welcome.

Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Translation service available

Opening times

Monday09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday09:30 - 20:00
Thursday09:30 - 17:00


VOCAL Edinburgh Counselling leaflet
(1.22 MB pdf)

Types of support on offer:

Support in person
Support on the phone

Type of services on offer:

Complex needs
Self confidence
Self harm

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