There are so many changes at the moment, it can be difficult to keep up! It's easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious.

We wanted to let you know that the Foyer’s counselling service is fully OPEN and we continue to provide young people and adults with counselling support. Our counsellors are currently working from home offering phone and video sessions.

If you're feeling worried please do get in touch in the first instance by emailing



Our Counselling service provide a safe, non-judgemental environment to enable you to explore issues which may be causing you distress. We will work with you on individual one to one sessions or a group therapy.

If you live in Aberdeen City (all ages) or Aberdeenshire (up to age 25) you can refer yourself to our Counselling service or you can be referred to us by any professional you are working with.

Our counsellors are trained to work with a range of issues relating to anxiety and depression, loneliness, low self-esteem, relationships, self-harm, bereavement, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, gender identity and substance abuse.

Our counsellors will listen to your views and experience and will work with you to determine the best type of counselling for you.

How we work

As soon as you have been referred you will be offered an initial meeting with a trained counsellor within approximately 2 weeks.

Living Life to the Full – for Adults

Lots of people struggle at times in life – Living Life to the Full will teach you a range of life skills that are based on the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach. It will aim to improve your wellbeing and resilience as you go through life.

This is an 8-week course for 2 hours per week and is aimed at people who often feel down, fed up, stressed, worried or feel they are not good enough. The course will enable you to make positive changes in areas of your life and rediscover the things you already do that are good for you. There are no quick fixes, it takes hard work and practice to learn your new skills, but you will become calmer, more confident, happier and in control.