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Counselling

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

    There will be NO MEETING IN JULY due to the Annual Tennis Tournament 

    Mon 1st August 2016    7-9 PM

    Mon 5th Sep 2016        7-9 PM

    Befriending Group - West Lothian

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

    Tues 12th JULY 2016     7-9 PM

    Mon 9th Aug  2016       7-9 PM

    Mon 13th Sep 2016      7-9 PM

  • Counselling

    We have free counselling available in Edinburgh and West Lothian. Please email info@sands-lothians.org.uk 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 20th July 2016      7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wed 10th Aug 2016      7.45 - 9.45 PM

    Wed 14th Sep 2016      7.45 - 9.45 PM

  • Parent and Toddler

    Parent and Toddler

    NEW VENUE - JAKS DEN, GEDDES HOUSE, LIVINGSTON

    Meet on the last Tuesday of every month

    Tues 28th June 2016         9.30  - 11.30 AM

    Tues 26th July 2016          9.30 - 11.30 AM

    Tues 30th Aug 2016          9.30 - 11.30 AM

    Tues 27th Sept 2016         9.30 - 11.30 AM

     

  • Subsequent Pregnancy Support

    Pregnancy Support Group - Edinburgh

    Mon 18th July 2016      7-9 PM

    Mon 22nd Aug 2016     7-9 PM

    Mon 19th Sep 2016      7-9 PM

  • TTC / IVF / Fertility Support

    TTC / IVF/Fertility Support - Edinburgh

    Tues 19th July 2016      7-9 PM

    Tues 16th Aug 2016      7-9 PM

    Tues 13th Sep 2016      7-9 PM