Free specialist counselling

Our Counselling Service gives people living with MND the opportunity to access up to 12 free one-to-one counselling sessions.

These sessions are led by a qualified therapist and could help you understand and manage difficult feelings you may be experiencing right now.

Who our Counselling Service is for

How our counselling could help you

Our Counselling Service could help improve your quality of life by:

  • providing personalised support that’s tailored to your circumstances
  • allowing you to speak openly and confidentially about your illness
  • reducing the sense of fear, anxiety or depression you may be feeling
  • giving you new ways to think and manage difficult feelings
  • increasing your confidence and motivation.

“Being diagnosed with MND was devastating but the hardest part was telling my kids I won’t be here to see them grow up. Speaking to a counsellor through MND Scotland really helped me realise that it’s possible to have these conversations and make the most out of the time I’ve got. I may have MND, but I’ve still got time to make memories that my kids can hold on to forever.”

How to access our Counselling Service

Need urgent help?

If you need to speak to someone right now about difficult emotions you’re experiencing, you can reach out to:

Samaritans on 116 123  or email

Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87 or visit

Message SHOUT to 85258  for 24/7 text support 

What happens after you’re referred

If you’re referred to our Counselling Service, we’ll contact you to identify your needs and make sure you’re suitable for the service.

If you are suitable, you’ll be able to access up to 12 free one-to-one counselling sessions. Each session usually lasts up to one hour and takes place once a week. But we can be flexible to meet your needs and availability.

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Our advocacy team are ready to listen to your concerns and help solve any issues you’re facing.

Wills & POA

Make your wishes known through a will or power of attorney.

Benefits advice

Our free benefits service can help you claim financial support you’re entitled to.

Grants for you

We offer a wide range of grants to help you live a good life and ease money worries.

Support groups

Join our weekly online peer support group.

Free counselling

We offer tailored counselling sessions to people living with MND and carers.


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