• Lothian Deaf Counselling

    We provide free one to one counselling to people who are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deafblind and live in Edinburgh or Lothian.

    We offer counselling in British Sign Language (without interpreter) and English.

    A personal loop system and/or communication in written English are available for people who are deafened or hard of hearing.
  • How Can I Be Referred?

    Download the LDCS leaflet and take it to your Doctor, Social Worker, Community Mental Health Nurse or Audiologist and discuss with them if counselling is appropriate.

    Doctors, Social Workers, Community Mental Health Nurses and Audiologists can refer adults who live in Lothian by phoning 0800 804 7462 (voice) or 0800 804 7463 (text) between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or contact us via the website. Download Leaflet
  • View BSL Video

    We have created a BSL video to explain our counselling service.

    If you have further questions or would simply like to talk to one of our counsellers then please contact us phoning 0800 804 7462 (voice) or 0800 804 7463 (text) between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or contact us via the website.
    Watch Video

Free one to one counselling to adults who are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deafblind and live in Edinburgh or Lothian.

Contact Lothian Deaf Counselling Service
click here to view our BSL video

Watch BSL Video

Gain a better understanding of the services we offer. The video is in BSL and subtitled. Anyone who lives in Lothian and has a significant hearing loss can ask to be referred to the Lothian Deaf Counselling Service.

click here to download our leaflet

Download Our Leaflet

Take this leaflet to your Doctor, Social Worker, Community Mental Health Nurse or Audiologist and discuss with them if counselling is appropriate.

Our Counsellers

There are two Lifeskills Health staff counsellors working for this service; one is Deaf, one is hearing. Both are fully trained and BACP accredited counsellors.

Counselling is private and confidential

Counselling is a confidential and supportive relationship with someone who is trained and experienced in helping people cope with difficulties in their lives. If;

  • you feel depressed, anxious or upset
  • you have problems with family and/or friends
  • someone close to you has died
  • you are unhappy at work/college
  • you want to make changes to your life

then you might find the counselling services we provide helpful.