Free confidential counselling for patients registered with Calsayseat Medical Group

Our Services:

  • Free one-to-one counselling
  • Initial assessment within one to two weeks
  • Up to 6 counselling sessions

What is counselling?

During times of distress, or any particularly difficult period in a person’s life, counselling can help people explore matters which may be causing them concern or anxiety in a confidential environment, without being judged.

What kind of counselling?

At Calsayseat Counselling we offer Person-Centred Therapy. This is based on the belief that we all have the potential to grow and change. The relationship between counsellor and client is of primary importance in order for the client to decide their own way forward

How can it help?

Counselling can help people get a fresh perspective on a particular problem that might be causing distress. It can also help people explore possible solutions or just offer an opportunity to talk confidentially, with someone who is unconnected.

How do I make an appointment?

If you are aged 18 and above, and registered as a patient at Calsayseat Medical Group you can make your initial appointment by phoning our confidential number to leave a message.

We will let you know we’ve received your referral, and add you to our waiting list, giving you an indication of how long it might be before you will receive your initial appointment. At your initial meeting (which lasts around 30-60 minutes) we can discuss:

What has prompted you to seek counselling

The kind of help that matches your need

What we can offer you, as a client

Whether we know of any other more appropriate services

You will then be offered a regular appointment time, on either a Tuesday or Wednesday in-person at the Surgery, or remotely by phone.

What do we offer?

Calsayseat Counselling offers 6 sessions of free counselling, usually delivered as weekly appointments. Each session last approximately one hour.

Who are the counsellors?

All of our counsellors are trained, and supervised by approved counselling supervisors. Calsayseat Counselling operates according to the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions published by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the main body which accredits and monitors the work of “talking therapists” throughout the UK.

Cancelling an appointment

How can you help us?

Please give us as much notice as possible if you cannot make your appointment.

Whilst our services are offered to clients free of charge, do we rely upon donations to allow us to continue the delivery of our excellent counselling services. All donations gratefully appreciated.

If you would like to get involved with fundraising for Calsayseat Counselling or MHA please contact

Mental Health Aberdeen is a Registered Charity No. SC012306

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