Our Counselling and Emotional Support Services

What We offer

If you are struggling with your mental health or just feel you need someone to talk to, we offer different types of support depending on your needs. After your first appointment, we will suggest which type of support you might benefit from and will talk you through your options.

Emotional Support

We can offer you a weekly chat with a member of our team about your emotional wellbeing to get things off your chest and help you find ways of coping.

This might include if you are feeling worried, anxious, upset and feel you need to talk to someone about anything that is bothering you.

Anything you share is kept within our team. Please visit our confidentiality page for more information.

Counselling

We might suggest that you would benefit from our counselling service which is slightly different to emotional support.

Talking over your problems to a stranger may seem weird and embarrassing. Our Counsellors are trained specialists who can help you discuss the things which are causing you distress, uncertainty, confusion and a great deal of many other issues that are impacting on your life and may be holding you back.

We offer a non judgemental, safe environment to have these discussions.

‘Will the Counsellor tell my parents, carers or teachers what is being discussed?’

No, the information you give will not be discussed out with The Corner without your permission, unless we are worried about your safety or someone else’s. This would be discussed with you.

If you would like to find out more about our confidentiality policy, you can read more here.

How to get support

We operate a self referral system at The Corner; this means that we only take referrals from the young person who is requesting support.

You can make a referral by phoning us on 01382 206060, emailing tay.office.corner@nhs.scot or booking an initial appointment here.

‘I don’t feel this is for me’

If you’re not ready to talk, you can find lots of online resources here. You can also use our anonymous live chat at the bottom right hand corner of our screen between 9am  5pm, Monday – Friday.

Within this mental health section it is really important that if you are affected, either directly or indirectly by any of these issues, then please contact us to talk things through.

If you are in crisis and experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call Samaritans on 116 123,  text SHOUT 24/7 to 85258 to talk to someone or call Childline for free on 0800 1111.

Childline is a free private and confidential service for anyone under 19 in the UK. Childline trained counsellors can be contacted about anything, no problem is too big or too small.

You can also call 111 if you need help but always call 999 in an emergency.

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