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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87 or visit breathingspace.scot
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.
Apply for counselling support
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