Perinatal Services (CrossReach)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • People 16 years old and over and affected with anxiety and/or depression before or after having a baby

Who provides this?

  • CrossReach


If you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or any other negative feelings before or after having a baby, CrossReach perinatal team can support you. CrossReach’s specially trained perinatal counsellors and therapists are experienced, compassionate and 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.

The team will also consider different types of support that might suit you, from one-to-one psychotherapy or couples counselling to perinatal relaxation, art therapy and infant massage. Other options include women’s therapy groups, fathers’ groups and family therapy.

Infant massage support sessions are run by health professionals and senior crèche workers trained with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM).

Services offered at CrossReach perinatal service:

  • perinatal counselling and therapy
  • relationship counselling
  • family therapy
  • perinatal therapy for new and expectant parents
  • perinatal counselling and therapy
  • relationship counselling

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 Street, Edinburgh EH2 3NS

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Type of support on offer:

Support in person
Support with others


Black and minority ethnic communities
Healthy living
Loneliness/isolated groups
Social groups
Substance use
Survivors of abuse

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