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Contact us:
C/O Glen O’ Dee Hospital
Corsee Road
AB31 5RX

01339 886 700
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Established in 1998, One To One provides free confidential counselling for the residents of Deeside in rural Aberdeenshire. Our counselling staff and volunteers are trained and experienced Counsellors with a wide range of specialist fields, all willing to help their clients explore and work towards addressing their individual needs.
What can One To One counselling offer?
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A safe space for people to be themselves and be heard for anyone living in Deeside.
Confidential counselling (adhering to the BACP/COSCA Ethical Frameworks)
An initial meeting to discuss questions and learn how counselling can be helpful
A safe place to look at new ways of coping with difficult experiences, distress or conflict
Support in coming to terms with loss or change in life
A warm and friendly greeting when we are contacted
A free service (Being a charity, we rely heavily on donations, which are gratefully received)
In-house training for prospective volunteer counsellors
How does counselling work?
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We enable our clients to share their thoughts and feelings about issues that are bothering them to someone removed from the situation without fear of being judged
One to One staff and volunteers work hard to create a strong foundation of trust, enabling individuals to open up and be heard
Counselling can provide relief through talking in a warm, honest and confidential setting
Our Counsellors accompany individuals as they work towards their own conclusions, enabling them to move forward and take action
Client Testimonials:
“The difference in my life is amazing”
“The counsellor was superb and really helped with my confidence and my self esteem”
“It doesn't change what's going on, but at least I know what is wrong and deal with it”
Taking the first step to contact us or attend a counselling appointment often requires a great deal of courage; our staff are sensitive to this and try to respond to clients within 3 working days once they have left a message on the secure message service.

To arrange Counselling, interested parties are welcome to make contact with us directly, or via referral from their GP, Social Worker, or Health Professional.

We are proud that we can still offer our service free to all our clients, although, where clients can afford to do so, donations and gratuities are always welcome.

If you are interested in helping us to raise funds to maintain our service, please contact us through our office and leave your name or any ideas you have on how we can raise some much needed money. Perhaps you could organise a sponsored event or concert, arrange a dinner dance or work/team building day, or perhaps you could influence some sponsorships. Any and all ideas are welcomed.


We currently have no vacancies.
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