Tips for isolation

Tips for isolation

The following is a collection of tips to help look after your emotional wellbeing during isolation 1. Stick to a routine. Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, have a schedule that is varied with different tasks for you to do. 2. Get...

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Face to Face Contact Suspended

Face to Face Contact Suspended

Due to the current public health emergency, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend face to face contact. We appreciate that this may cause concern but with the high numbers of people we have using our service, it is essential that we...

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We Have Moved

We Have Moved

We have moved to:- Ground Floor West, Migvie House, 23 North Silver Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1RJ All appointments, from and including Monday 17th February 2020, will be at our new address, where we will look forward to welcoming you.  Please ensure...

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Mental health and debt

Mental health and debt

The connection between mental health and debt is not a new phenomenon and problems can be due to a wide range of situations including, inability to work difficulties in applying for benefits overspending addiction ignoring bills It is estimated...

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Annual Report 2018-19

It is a great honour have been asked to take over as Chairman of Cairns counselling in this the year of their 25th anniversary. I must thank Rev Kenneth Petrie, and indeed the chairs that have preceded him for developing the agency into one that...

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Counselling vs CBT,

Counselling vs CBT,

NICE guidelines to be revisited. A review of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines is set to begin following a re-analysis of research which shows that there are equivalent outcomes for CBT and Counselling in severe...

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Bibliotherapy

Bibliotherapy

The use of books as therapy is a concept which, it could be argued, dates back to the creation of books themselves, however the term “bibliotherapy” seems to only have emerged around 100 years ago. Whether it be escapism amongst the pages of the...

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Mental health and exercise

Mental health and exercise

There are many reports that recommend moderate exercise to improve our mood. So how much is enough, what is considered moderate exercise, and why does it work? 3o minutes of moderate exercise 5 times a week is recommended. This can be split into...

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