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YOUR LOCAL COUNSELLING SERVICE

Proudly serving Orkney for over 40 years

01856 874738
enquiries@oacas.org.uk

COUNSELLING AT CHRISTMAS

We know Christmas can be a tricky time of year for some people, so we are offering telephone support over the festive period, while our offices are closed between 1pm on 24th Dec - 9am on 5th Jan. You can call 874738 on the following days to speak to one of our counsellors. If you get the answering machine, leave a message and we will get back to you.

Cover will be available on:

Outwith those hours you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org, or call NHS 24 on 111.

WHY SHOULD YOU TALK TO A COUNSELLOR?

You may find yourself unable to talk to a close friend or relative about your situation. This is a natural reaction. Perhaps you should consider talking to a counsellor in confidence. There are several advantages in doing this:

HOW DO WE OPERATE?

We operate from discreet, but easily accessible premises in Bridge Street Wynd, Kirkwall. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and informal. Counselling is carried out on a one-to-one basis and is confidential. There are only two people in the room: you and the counsellor. There is no one else present unless you choose to bring someone else along with you.

We can often offer appointments in Stromness, Hoy, Sanday, or Stronsay.

You may contact us by phone, make an appointment, speak to a counsellor, or just drop in. Outside office hours, there is an answer phone service - you may wish to leave a phone number or an address at which you can be contacted. Appointments can be arranged for evenings and weekends. Remember the service is free and confidential.