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Therapy Services  ( one to one & group )

The Therapy Service is a Midlothian based charity helping those who suffer either from antenatal or postnatal depression and more general issues connected to life's transitions, loss, identity, general anxiety or depression. We hope to reduce the stigma associated with Postnatal Depression and enable families to seek the support, which is available to them.

 

We offer provision at some of our Midlothian Sure Start centres.

 

Midlothian Sure Start's therapy service is a safe and confidential environment where someone will listen.

It's an opportunity to explore options for the future.

 

A session is approximately 50 minutes and your appointment will be with the same therapist each week. The therapist can offer from a few sessions up to 12 free therapy sessions, depending on your needs and preference. For some people, a few sessions is all that is required but others may wish to attend therapy for a longer duration.

 

The Therapy Services includes Art Therapy and perinatal group provision and individual counselling.

 

Our therapy team currently has 5 qualified counsellors and 1 Art Therapist. They often have students in training undertaking placements. The orientations of our team range from Person Centred, Cognitive- Analytic and Integrated. We are also developing a systemic approach to working with families. Art Therapy is also offered to women living in Midlothian. The service can support grandparents and dads. You can contact us by email at annagibbons@midlothiansurestart.org.uk

 

Bright Start Counselling Group

 

ARE YOU PREGNANT or HAVE YOU JUST HAD A BABY?

 

ARE YOU FINDING IT HARD TO COPE?

 

DO YOU WISH YOU COULD SHARE HOW IT REALLY FEELS FOR YOU TO BE A MUM, OR BECOME A MUM?

 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

 

 

You might benefit from meeting other mums who feel the same.

 

Bright Start Counselling Group is based at The Clinic in Loanhead, on Wednesday afternoons from 1pm – 2.30pm.

 

The group is facilitated by Janet, CHILD-CARE is available but, places are limited.

 

To find out more about our free confidential therapy services, please contact:   

 

Anna Gibbons at Midlothian Sure Start on 07517 314395 or email annagibbons@midlothiansurestart.org.uk

 

Or you can ask your midwife or health visitor for details

 

 **  NEW GROUP STARTING AUGUST 2015  **

Other useful websites

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Fathers Reaching Out is a website dedicated to Post Natal Depression support for fathers

 

Contact Bluebell at ParentLine Scotland for Post Natal Depression support on 0800 345 7457

 

ParentLine Scotland is a free helpline and email service for anyone with a concern about a child.

Call the free helpline on 0800 028 2233 or email parentlinescotland@children1st.org.uk.

 

Family Lives Parentline offers advice, information and support on any aspect of parenting and family life.

Call the free 24hr helpline on 0808 800 2222

 

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone-line to call when feeling down or stressed.

Call 0800 838 587

 

SANE runs a national, out-of-hours helpline offering specialist emotional support and information

to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. Call 0845 767 8000

 

Samaritans provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair,

distress or suicidal feelings. Call 08457 90 90 90

 

If you feel you need more support or need to speak to someone urgently, please contact your GP.

Downloads

Combined

Referral

Form

You will need to have a child aged 0 to 3

> Combined Referral Form