The counselling service

Family Support Service provide one to one counselling for adults and young people who are experiencing loss, grief, and bereavement either before (pre) or after (post) someone has died.

The PPWH Counsellor works holistically with loss, grief, and bereavement.

Counselling facilitates a confidential place for you to speak about your experiences and difficulties. We can offer up to six counselling sessions.

If you need some advice please contact us 

Our counselling sessions last up to 50 minutes. Family Support Services are available Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Telephone, online or face to face sessions are available.

For more information about counselling, please see the following:

What is counselling?

Family Support Services are guided by the Bereavement Charter for Scotland (2020) and the national bereavement care standards

The Bereavement Charter states that bereaved people in Scotland should:

  • be treated with compassion, empathy, and kindness
  • have their wishes, choices and beliefs listened to, considered, and respected by all

Scotland should be a place where:

  • grief, bereavement, and death are recognised as a natural part of life
  • there is an open culture which is supportive of people having the opportunity to grieve
  • accessing support (including emotional, practical, financial, social, and spiritual) is seen as a right
  • efforts are made to ensure that adequate bereavement support is accessible for everyone
  • people have space and time to grieve
  • it is recognised that bereavement might affect all aspects of a person’s life (e.g., relationships, school, workplace)

The Charter and additional information can be found here.

National Bereavement Alliance