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What is counselling?

Counselling is a process aimed at supporting individuals through the difficulties of every day life. It aims to help individuals understand their difficulties and reach a decision on what to do about them.

The Wynd Centre

The Wynd Centre (on or their Facebook Page ) offers a counselling service available to anyone aged 16 or over. People looking for counselling can contact the centre in person or telephone (listed below). Counselling sessions take place from 10am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and the office is open for calls between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

The Wynd Centre
6 School Wynd
Paisley PA1 2DB

Tel: 0141 561 1171
Fax: 0141 848 5139

RCA Trust

RCA Trust is one of the largest community-based charities in Scotland working with alcohol, substance and other related problems. We are committed to reducing the harm associated with alcohol and other substance misuse. We use a variety of approaches ranging from information and advice giving to abstinence and harm-reduction solutions.

Our services cover:

  • Alcohol / addiction / substances
  • Bereavement and trauma
  • Drink driving
  • Employee counselling
  • Gambling
  • Offenders
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Stress management
  • Training
  • Youth work

RCA Trust
Mirren House
Back Sneddon Street
Paisley PA3 2AF

Inverclyde Counselling Service
2A Newton Street
Greenock PA16 8UJ

Tel (general enquiries): 0141 887 0880
Tel (helpline): 0845 230 0038
Fax: 0141 887 8063


Renfrewshire Association for Mental Health ( acknowledges its primary function as promoting a process of recovery and well-being. We will encourage individuals to enhance self-help skills and abilities with which to reclaim control over their daily lives. We will promote a sense of hope, to empower individuals to draw on their strengths, potential and capabilities.

Renfrewshire Association for Mental Health
41 Blackstoun Road
Paisley PA3 1LU

Tel: 0141 847 8900
Fax: 0141 889 3673

Crisis Counselling

Crisis counselling website. This service is good for everyone, but particularly children and adolescents. From their website:

CRISIS provides counselling and support to people who need it when they need it.

Crisis was founded in 1996 and is a registered charity. Over the years it has evolved into a thriving social enterprise.

There are a number of individuals and families, regardless of their background or origin, who are increasingly experiencing difficulties coping with modern day living.

Crisis provides early intervention, specialist therapeutic services and non time limited support.

Crisis Ltd. Head Office
Riverside House
Old Ferry Road

Tel: 0141 812 8474