About Cairns

Cairns is a safe place where you can talk to a trained counsellor about the difficulties you face in life with no fear of being judged.

We registered as a trust with OSCR* in 1994, and became a SCIO** in 2014. Established to provide emotional support to adults in need, our service has grown from humble beginnings to the present day where we are open 6 days a week including 3 evenings. We are proud to have been given the Queens Award for Voluntary service in 2016. As a well established service, we are trusted by many professionals and have a long history of enabling change.

(*Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator **Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation)

Who are we

We have a management team of professional people from many walks of life under the Chairmanship of Dr James Repper.

Supported by 5 salaried staff:

Service Manager:  Claire Moggach

Senior Counsellor:  Denise Mair

Counsellor Supervisor:  Dee Masson

Administrator:  Susan Boyd

Funding Co-ordinator:  Sue Rhodes

Our volunteers

We currently have 26 volunteer counsellors who each provide between three and six counselling sessions per week and 2 volunteer administrators to assist with office cover on an ad hoc basis.

It is our mission to give understanding, support and compassion to adults in need across the Aberdeen area. Through the provision of counselling we aim to encourage, empower and enable our clients to live more fulfilling lives.