10th March 2020. We are operating as normal, but with the following restriction:
In North Argyll we use consulting rooms at the Lorn Surgery, Connel Surgery & Oban Hospital. Both GP surgeries have posted advice NOT to enter their buildings if you have recently returned from a “High Risk Area” (www.nhsinform.scot) or if you have been in contact with a confirmed case. If this guidance applies to you and you wish to make an appointment, do give us a call so that we can arrange an appointment when it becomes appropriate, or offer telephone or Skype counselling.
Family Mediation Argyll
Oban 01631 570101
Dunoon 01369 701408
Argyll & Bute Advice Network
A partnership of agencies that provide information and advice on a wide range of issues www.argyllandbuteadvice.net
Argyll & Bute Women's Aid
Helpline 0870 2413548
Argyll & Bute Rape Crisis
Women's Support: 0800 121 4685
Men's Support: 0800 032 0399
Local Centre: OBAN 01631 567190
Head Office: DUNOON 01369 700800
Relationships Scotland: Our Umbrella Body, the new charity formed through the merger of Relate Scotland and Family Mediation Scotland
Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline
0800 027 1234
Step Family Scotland
Helpline: 0845 122 8655
One Parent Families Scotland
Lone Parent Helpline
0800 018 5026
BACP "British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy" - The UK's professional membership association for Counsellors
COSCA "The Confederation of Scottish Counselling Agencies" Promotes and supports good practice and is the National Professional Organisation for Counsellors in Scotland.
COSRT "College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists"
Our Charity is run by a Board of committed volunteer Trustees, with the help of a part time Manager. We are always looking for new volunteers who may be able to offer us their skills and input at a level to suit them. This may be for a just few hours a year at quarterly trustee meetings, plus e-mail communication, or more depending on the time you can offer.
We recruit & train new couple counsellors from time to time and are always interested to hear from experienced counsellors who may be considering developing their knowledge, and also those with basic counselling skills qualification who would be able to commit to 2.5 years of committing but rewarding training.
Volunteering provides an opportunity to obtain valuable experience and knowledge in a variety of fields, which can be beneficial in future career development, as well as being a rewarding way of contributing to your local community.