Simpson House Counselling and Recovery Service
Simpson House Counselling and Recovery Service aims to improve the lives of people affected by drug use. This includes people who are affected by another person’s drug use.
Individual counselling offers a space for one person to explore their thoughts and feelings about the way their life is affected by their own drug use and any other concerns they may have e.g. anger, loss, relationships, bereavement, self-esteem, past or present emotional, sexual or physical abuse.
Relationship Counselling is a safe space for two people to explore their thoughts, feelings and relationship whether they be a couple or family members.
This service is accredited/members of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. If you would like to find out more information about this regulatory body, please click here –BACP
This Service was included within the ‘C.E.C. Mental Health Counselling Services Mapping Exercise’. To read more about this exercise, please click here.
The SMART group (Self Management and Recovery Techniques) uses tools based on scientifically tested methods for addiction recovery. It can help build and maintain motivation, coping with urges, managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours and living a balanced life.
The Choose Life group offers hope to people overwhelmed by the despair of life. It offers support within a confidential and safe group environment, with the hope of preventing suicide and raising awareness. There are online tools available to aid people in recovery.
Other services provided include:
counselling to male and female prisoners within HMP Edinburgh.
Intended Client Groups:
- Drug and Alcohol Users
This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
Adults aged 16 or over living in Edinburgh and the Lothians, who:
- are drug users
- drug users who also use alcohol
- family members of drug users
Not suitable for those who only use alcohol
This service accepts direct self referrals.
This service is available by appointment only.
Contact Info. & Service Address
52 Queen Street
Monday 9.00 am to 8.00 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Wednesday 9.00 am to 8.00pm
Thursday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
-as above -
Facilities & Access
This service has the following facilities:
- Public Parking
Metered parking available in local streets
- Wheelchair Access
- Information in community languages
- Translation Service
Information and translation service available on request
- Creche facilities are not available at this location.
Public Transport Information
Any route to city centre.
Provider's Name: Simpson House
Simpson House provides various services incuding counselling, training, recovery groups and the Sunflower garden, which is for children affected by drug and or alcohol abuse in their families.