Perinatal Services (CrossReach)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Mothers, fathers and partners of infants under 3 years of age, both pre and postnatally within Edinburgh and Lothians.


CrossReach Perinatal Counselling is in its 4th decade of delivering specialist counselling support to new and expectant mothers, fathers and carers.

Our dedicated team of therapists offer weekly counselling and art therapy both pre and postnatally from our central Edinburgh base. Clients can refer themselves or through a health professional from pre-birth to 3 years.

Our specialist counsellors support the perinatal mental health and wellbeing of the whole family and have years of experience in working with anxiety, depression, birth trauma, bonding, isolation, loss of self and the stress of transitioning into parenthood.

We run both a Donation and a new Self-Funded pathway that helps to support our charitable counselling service for families who have fewer resources to access counselling.

Our team of skilled perinatal counsellors and therapists are here to help you find a way to tell your story and explore your difficulties. Over time, counselling and therapy can help improve the longer-term well-being and mental health effects on the whole family. We are very unique and offer our clients childcare in our registered crèche to support access to their counselling. To make sure that we are the right service for you we offer you an ‘Initial Appointment’ discussion where you will be able to meet with one of the team to tell us a little more about what has brought you to counselling and to explore what service might be good for you. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. If the service is suitable and you would like to go ahead you will then be offered a weekly 50 minute one to one session with a Counsellor.

We offer a confidential space to discuss worries and concerns. Below are some of the options we offer:

    • 1:1 Counselling for parents (infants under 3)
    • Prenatal Counselling for expectant parents
    • Creche space for your little one while you are in counselling
    • Invitation to our specialist parent and infant groups

    How do I access this?

    • Self referral
    • Referral by third party

    Referrals can be made through a Health Visitor.

    Is there a cost?

    There’s no fixed charge for using our perinatal services, but a weekly donation for your counselling or therapy at whatever level you can afford.

    Location information

    • Both our Counselling and Creche are located in our city centre hub at 8A Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AA.

    Opening times

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

Contact Details

8A Palmerston Place, Edinburgh , EH12 5AA

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Perinatal Counselling
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