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Living in the 21st Century has its challenges.  Difficult situations can leave us feeling overwhelmed, afraid and unhappy.

You may be feeling isolated, have experienced loss or have concerns about your health and future. 

counselling can help us feel less alone

Our Counsellors are specially trained to listen with empathy and help you express your thoughts and feelings.  Their experience includes …

  • abuse 
  • anger
  • anxiety 
  • bereavement 
  • depression 
  • eating disorders 
  • family problems 
  • illness 
  • relationships 
  • stress
  • trauma
  • work issues

Asking for help can change your life.  It only takes a short phone call or drop us an email for further info.

 

To find out more about Counselling

email or call Aberdeen Peterhead Elgin

John's Story

I had a wife, two great teenage children, a decent job and earned a good salary. I thought everything was going ok, but I started having problems sleeping.  Then there were some aches and pains in my neck and back, nothing serious but enough to pray on my mind.  I was becoming more and more tired and when I got home from work, I just sat in front of the t.v.  I couldn’t be bothered doing anything so I presumed I was coming down with something and it would go away.  

After a lot of pushing from my wife, I saw the doctor.  He said I had depression.  I didn’t believe him and ignored all his suggestions, but I kept getting worse and couldn’t snap out of it.  I felt like such a failure and so ashamed.  I was very dismissive when I heard about people with depression.  I suppose I thought they were weak or just lazy. It certainly wasn’t something that would happen to me.  But it did and it was very frightening.  

Eventually I realised I needed help and that was the best decision I ever made.  My recovery took quite a while, but I owe my return to health to the support of my family, counsellor and doctor.  I couldn’t have got through it without them.  Now I see people with mental health problems very differently and I hope my story will encourage them to ask for help.  At certain points during my illness, I was ready to give up completely.  I’m so grateful I didn’t.