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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

    Monday 2nd May 2016   7-9 PM

    Monday 6th June 2016     7-9 PM

    Befriending Group - West Lothian

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

    Monday 9th May 2016       7-9 PM

    Monday 13th June 2016       7-9 PM

  • Counselling

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

  • IVF/Fertility Support

    IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

    Tuesday 10th May 2016     7-9 PM

    Tuesday 7th June 2016     7-9 PM


  • 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 -

    Wednesday 11th May 2016     7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wednesday 8th June 2016     7.45 - 9.45 PM

  • Parent and Toddler

    Parent and Toddler - Craigsfarm

    Next meet up in TBC

  • Subsequent Pregnancy Support

    Pregnancy Support Group - Edinburgh

    Monday 23rd May 2016 7-9 PM

    Monday 20th June 2016 7-9 PM