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008We are the only charity in Edinburgh specialising in baby bereavement counselling and can offer free counselling with clients often being seen within a few weeks from first contact.

Our counsellors can offer support to help you through the distress you may be experiencing following the death of your baby. Sometimes while grieving, other earlier losses and difficulties experienced in life come back to you. Counselling can support you while you try to help you cope with your grief and understand your feelings. This is a confidential service governed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

We also offer Art Therapy within our Edinburgh office

Anne Hunter is a HCPC registered art therapist, BAAT registered private practitioner and supervisor and has a MSc in Counselling and Supervision.

  • I didn't access the counselling service at Sands Lothians until after my 4th loss. I had been going to support groups for nearly 2 years before but after speaking to a friend who had told me about how much it had helped her, I decided to give it a go.

    Jeni was great and made me feel really comfortable and able to talk about how things were. It wasn't always about my losses, it was about how I was coping, how other parts of my life were. It was a chance to talk and share without worrying about saying the wrong thing.

    I looked forward to going and always felt lighter afterwards. I really did not think counselling would ever by my 'thing' but I was surprised by how beneficial I felt it to be. It helped to get me through some really tough times and it helped me to find some perspective when I needed it.

    I cannot recommend this service highly enough. 

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Next Meetings

  • Befriending Group

    Befriending Group - Edinburgh

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Mon 7th Nov 2016         7-9 PM

    Mon 5th Dec 2016        7-9 PM

    Mon 9th Jan 2017         7-9 PM

    Befriending Group - West Lothian

    NEW PREMISES - Unit 3, Carmondean Business Units, Carmondean Centre South Road , Livingston, EH54 8PT   

    Mon 14th Nov 2016       7-9 PM

    Mon 12th Dec 2016      7-9 PM

    Mon 16th Jan 2017      7-9 PM

  • Counselling

    We have free counselling available in Edinburgh and West Lothian. Please email for more information or to seek an appointment.

  • Miscarriage Support

    Edinburgh Miscarriage Support Group

    Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH14 1BZ

    Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month

    next meetings

    Wed 9th Nov 2016       7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wed 14th Dec 2016      7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wed 18th Jan 2016      7.45 - 9.45 PM 

  • Parent and Toddler

    Parent and Toddler


    Meet on the last Tuesday of every month

    Tues 29th Nov 2016          9.30 - 11.30 AM


    Tues 31st Jan 2017         9.30 - 11.30 AM



    Meet on the Second Thursday of each Month

    Thur 17th Nov 2016         9.30 - 11.30 AM

    Thur 15th Dec 2016           9.30 - 11.30 AM

    Thur 19th Jan 2016          9.30 - 11.30 AM




  • Subsequent Pregnancy Support

    Pregnancy Support Group - Edinburgh

    Mon 21st Nov 2016       7-9 PM

    Mon 19th Dec 2016      7-9 PM

    Mon 23rd JAn 2017       7-9 PM

  • TTC / IVF Assisted Conception Fertility Support

    TTC / IVF            Assisted Conception               Fertility Support - Edinburgh

    Tues 15th Nov 2016       7-9 PM

    Tues 13th Dec 2016      7-9 PM

    Tues 17th Jan 2017       7-9 PM