Welcome to Wellspring

Wellspring is a charity based in Edinburgh which provides affordable and high-quality psychotherapy and counselling. We offer a range of approaches to psychotherapy to adults, children, young people, families, couples and groups, as well as supervision to counsellors. Our main objective is to make counselling and psychotherapy as accessible to as many people as possible by offering a sliding scale according to their income. We have some limited funding for children and young people. Wellspring provides a caring and safe environment where people can feel supported to explore their lives and develop a sense of wellbeing. Wellspring has been in service to the people of Edinburgh and beyond for over 40 years and maintains a lovely building for this purpose.

Diversity and Equality

Wellspring understands the importance of diversity and equality. We aim to offer an accessible and inclusive service to all people, and seek to create a welcoming environment, appreciating differences including race, ethnicity, culture, class, age, abilities, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identities, religion and beliefs.

Physical Access and Remote Working

Wellspring is committed to making therapy accessible to everyone who seeks our services, including online and telephone counselling. Currently the Wellspring building is not accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility issues. We are however able to access another venue that enables full accessibility. In addition, we offer an online service for those who cannot physically access our building, and for those who live in remote areas where travel to our venue makes it prohibitive.

"Take hold and give again. That is the law of love"
Winifred Rushforth 

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Training and workshops

  • Group counselling

    An opportunity to join a 10 week therapy group at Wellspring, to explore life issues in a safe and confidential setting. Led by Gary Smith. Read more

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