For Urgent Help or Assistance
Unfortunately, Waterside Counselling only sees people by appointment and we do not have a crisis or drop-in service.
If you need urgent help or support for yourself or someone close to you, please contact one of the following agencies in the first instance:
Samaritans: 116 123 – 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Saneline: 0300 304 7000 – 4.30 pm till 10 pm, offering support and information for anyone coping with or caring for someone with mental health issues.
Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87 – every day of year from 6 pm till 2 am. A service aimed at individuals experiencing low mood or depression.
Childline: 0800 11 11 - Help and support line for children or any child related issues.
Drinkline: 0800 731 4314 - Advice and information line about alcohol.
Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 200 0247 - National 24 hour helpline.
First Crisis: 0141 848 9090 or Freephone 0800 221 8929 - 9 am till 8 pm and weekend 9 am till 5 pm offering support to those experiencing a crisis in their mental health.
Hope Line UK: 0800 068 4141 - Offer support and advice to young people at risk of harming themselves.
Rape Crisis Scotland: 0808 801 0302 - Advice and support for survivors of sexual violence.
Contact your doctor (or their out-of-hours service), or:
Renfrewshire Social Work: 0300 300 1199 (Out of Hours – 0300 343 1505)
There are a number of other agencies offering counselling in and around the Renfrewshire area to which you can self-refer. Most of these will also have waiting lists and each have different eligibility criteria, ways of working and costs.
Crisis Counselling: 0141 812 8474
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland: 0845 600 2227
Renfrewshire Drug Service: 0141 618 2585 - offers support, including counselling to drug users and their families.
Renfrewshire Women's Aid: 0800 025 7603 - for women suffering domestic abuse.
Sandyford Renfrewshire: 0141 221 8130 - Sexual and reproductive health issues.
Talk it Over Group: 0141 889 7654 - Postnatal Depression Group meets Tuesdays 10 am till 12 noon.
Time 4U: 0141 587 3378 - one-to-one counselling service for West College Scotland students.
UWS Student Counselling Service: 0141 848 3800 - one-to-one counselling for students of the University of the West of Scotland
Victim Support Renfrewshire: 0141 887 0328 - offers emotional support and practical help to victims of crime.
Counselling Professional Bodies
For more information on counselling and details of their respective codes of ethics or practice, then please visit the following counselling professional bodies websites. All our counsellors at Waterside abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) -
Confederation of Scottish Counselling Agencies (COSCA) -
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) -