About Us

Founded in 1995, we have been providing therapy for over 25 years

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 receives over 1,000 referrals each year. There are currently around 20 counsellors working with us. 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.

I express my thanks for your counselling sessions, during what has been a difficult time for me. They have been most helpful.

Our aim is to provide a non-judgemental path to recovery for future success

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 will be carried out on a one-to-one basis. 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 visit our referral page. This will let you know our referral process and where you can attend for counselling.