Counselling is a talking therapy based upon a respectful caring relationship within agreed boundaries.

It does not involve giving advice or directing a client to take a particular course of action. Worksheets and homework may be used at times, the aim being to enable our clients to take control of their lives to achieve positive change and increased well being.

80% of people feel better after a course of counselling. Although the actual length of therapy varies with each individual, the average number of sessions our clients attend is six.


Counselling is available for adults, and young people aged 16 years and above.

  • We offer general counselling for a wide range of problems including:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationship problems
  • Abuse,
  • Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Grief
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Spiritual issues

While the ethos of HOPE lies within the Christian tradition, our service is available to those of any faith and none. We offer the opportunity to explore issues from the perspective of Christianity for those who specifically request it.

Please contact us if you are unclear about whether we can help.




How We Work

HOPE counsellors offer a safe, calm, supportive environment.

We use an Integrative method of counselling which combines the approaches of Person centred, Psychodynamic,  Cognitive Behaviour Therapies (CBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. This combination of approaches enables us to tailor the sessions to suit our clients' needs at each stage of their journey.


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HOPE counsellors are all trained to Diploma level or are students in the final stages of their training, and receive ongoing supervision according to the guidelines of their accrediting body, either BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) or COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland).

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Means-based scale of charges makes this quality service available to all.

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Contact Us

Hope Counselling, Life Centre,
Caroline Place, Aberdeen, AB25 2TH
Charity no. SC042861

07899 736803