Insight Counselling was founded in 1995 as the National Counselling Service to provide therapy in socially deprived areas of Dundee. As time went on, the service was extended to anyone in Dundee who needed help with a problem in living. Over the years the National Counselling Service supported many thousands of people across all of Dundee. In 2007 changing funding requirements required us to restructure and our name was changed to Insight Counselling, an independent charity which delivers a generic counselling service. Insight Counselling continued in Dundee and increasingly in Angus as well. By 2009 about one third of the people using our services were coming from Angus.
Today Insight Counselling provides therapy for over 2,500 people each year. There are over 40 female and male counsellors working with Insight Counselling. The people who come to speak with our counsellors come from all walks of life; all social economic, ethnic and religious groups. We accept referrals from the NHS, from Social Services, from Voluntary Organisations and of course many individuals refer themselves. We offer counselling for children, young people and adults starting from twelve years upwards.
Insight Counselling offers a safe and confidential space where people are listened to without judgement. Our counsellors provide a supportive, empathic and understanding environment. People have an opportunity to explore troubling issues from the past or present and explore options for the future.
Insight Counselling is an organisational member of the BACP, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and work is done in accordance with its code of ethics and practice.
In the past, Insight Counselling has received part funding from the Big Lottery Fund, the Scottish Government and the European Community Rural Tayside Leader 2007-2013 Programme. There is no charge for our counselling service but we depend on donations to fund our service.
We counsel for a great number of issues, including but not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Bereavement, Eating Disorders, Stress, Family Issues, Abuse, Relationships, Bullying, Feelings of Lost Hope and Despair and Suicidal thoughts. People can talk to us about whatever it is that is causing someone not to enjoy life.
Counselling can be carried out on a one-to-one basis or sometimes in group sessions. We use a number of methods to help clients when they need it. Our counselling methods include: Person-Centred, Integrative, Pluralistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Group work, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.
If you are considering counselling please click here to link to our referral page. This will let you know our referral process and where you can attend for counselling.