Perinatal Services (CrossReach)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Parents and families expecting a child or whose youngest child is under two years of age.

Who provides this?

  • CrossReach


If you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or any other difficulties before or after having a baby, Crossreach is here to support you. Its trained counsellors and therapists are experienced, compassionate and offer support without judgement.

Appointments are usually weekly and last between 50 to 60 minutes. The day, time and frequency of these sessions will be discussed with you when you first access the service.

CrossReach Perinatal Services offer a wide range of therapies to ensure you and your family can receive support that is right for you:

  • Individual counselling
  • Remote therapy
  • Group counselling
  • Relationship counselling for couples;
  • Perinatal therapy specific to new and expectant parents
  • Infant massage

Crossreach also offers crèche spaces for 0-5 year olds if you require childcare when attending the service. Support is delivered from our two city centre premises at Queen Street and Palmerston Place as well as remotely by phone and video calls.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Referrals can be made through a Health Visitor or GP/other Health professional

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.

Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Free crèche facilities

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Contact Details

Simpson House, 52 Queen StreetEdinburgh , EH2 3NS

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Types of support on offer:

Support in person
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Healthy living
Relationships and Family Life
Self confidence
Self harm
Substance use

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